Campground
DThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2021

Beautiful spot, 2WD & 4WD options

We spent 6 nights camped here with friends who didn’t have 4WD or high clearance vehicles. There are a few spots before Wire Mesa that don’t require high clearance (IF you come from the Apple Valley side—don’t even try coming from Rockville without at least Subaru Outback clearance), although you have to be careful about the no camping within 1/2 mile of the road restrictions. We were inside that margin in a clearly established campsite and didn’t have anyone ask us to move on. We have heard of others, especially when there’s lots of people, being asked to move camp. YMMV. Views were stunning, both looking into Zion and looking up at Smithsonian Butte. Third week of March meant there were some pretty chilly nights with wind but so worth it! If you have enough clearance, there are a number of camping sites out on the fingers of the mesas. Lots of mountain bikers and ATVs around. MTBers were cool, not so fond of the the ATVs buzzing around, but they were gone by dinner time. We would come back here in a heartbeat. Super quiet and away from the crowds at Zion, but an easy day trip into the park. We drove down to Grafton’s ghost town, pretty interesting, and then on into Rockville to Zion. If the road is wet or muddy, the Rockville side would get gnarly fast.

  • Looking into Zion
  • We were glad for the Annex on the camper for wind protection a few nights.
  • Grafton ghost town, Rockville side from the mesa, you can also get there the long way around from Apple Valley.

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