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Albion Basin

7 Reviews

About This Campground

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Overview

Albion Basin Campground, just 15 miles from Sandy, Utah, is set among shady white pines and aspens in its beautiful namesake basin in Little Cottonwood Canyon at an elevation of 9,500 feet.

Recreation

Hiking and mountain biking are very popular activities. Hikers enjoy the path to…

Fee Info

The maximum number of vehicles allowed on a site is 2 on a single with 1 included in the site fee, 4 on a double with 2 included in the site fee, and 6 on a triple with 3 included in the site fee.
Extra Vehicle Fee: $10.00/car

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Access

  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Unknown
  • Verizon
    Good
  • AT&T
    Unknown
  • T-Mobile
    Available

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)

Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Reservable
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Max Length: 25 ft.

Reviews

7 Reviews of Albion Basin

Ratings Breakdown

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Alan B.
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2019

Ranger Review: Mountain House Breakfast Skillet @ Albion Basin CG

Campground Review:

An absolutely amazing campground that sits at the very top of Little Cottonwood Canyon near Salt Lake City.  It is surrounded by snow even into August, and soaring peaks, along with gorgeous alpine lakes!  Given its close proximity to SLC however, don't plan on walking up to…

  • View of campsite 4 looking east from our car
  • Another view of campsite 4 from the campground road
  • View of our campsite and hammock as you're walking back from the bathroom and spigot
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SiteSite 4
Month of VisitAugust
Jason H.
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2018

Wonderful Alpine Camping

This is primitive. Not much going on at this site except a place to pitch a tent. I am used to camping at a lake or river, as I like to do a lot of fishing. There is none of that here. This is a high alpine meadow, and it is gorgeous! You cannot get enough of the fresh air, flowers, views, etc. I…

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Month of VisitAugust
Katie A.
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2018

Beautiful Area

Wonderful during wildflower season. Little to no privacy. Seems family friendly.

Location

Albion Basin is located in Utah

Directions

From I-215, take the 6200 South exit and travel a mile east to Wasatch Blvd. Take Wasatch Blvd 3 miles south to the junction with Little Cottonwood Canyon/Highway 210. Take a left at the junction and travel up Little Cottonwood Canyon 10.2 miles to the campground. The last 2.4 miles are on a maintained gravel road which has an information booth operated in partnership with the Ski Area; the hosts will direct you up the road to the campground.

Coordinates

40.57638872 N
111.61111182 W

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About This Campground

Overview

Albion Basin Campground, just 15 miles from Sandy, Utah, is set among shady white pines and aspens in its beautiful namesake basin in Little Cottonwood Canyon at an elevation of 9,500 feet.

Recreation

Hiking and mountain biking are very popular activities. Hikers enjoy the path to Cecret Lake, which begins at the campground, as well as the Catherine Pass/Sunset Peak Trail just down the road.

Mountain bikers often ride the Albion Basin Road and the trail to Germania Pass. Other trails include the Albion Meadows Trail and Cardiff Pass/Twin Lake Pass.

Facilities

The campground contains 18 "reservation" sites (16 single sites, one double and one triple site) as well as 6 single "first come-first served" sites. All come with picnic tables and campfire rings. Vault toilets are provided. Roads and parking spurs are dirt.

Natural Features

Albion Basin is renowned for its vivid summer wildflowers. The basin hosts the Wasatch Wildflower Festival annually in late July or early August, complete with guided nature walks.

Moose and deer frequent the basin and mountain goats can often be seen on the precipitous face of Devils Castle, just south of the campground. A small stream runs through the basin.

Nearby Attractions

Little Cottonwood Canyon is a beautiful area known for its soaring peaks, unique geology, pristine hidden lakes and cascading streams. Numerous additional hiking and mountain biking trails are found throughout the canyon. Rock climbing and fly-fishing are popular activities as well.

Snowbird Resort is just a few miles down-canyon, offering scenic tram rides, hiking, mountain biking, restaurants, groceries, an Alpine Slide, zip line rides, concerts and various festivals.

Connection Details

We rate connection speeds from campers like you who submit speed tests with Field Reports.

  • Good- 10+Mbps

    Campers can make calls and send texts & emails, watch an HD movie, play multiplayer games, and more.

  • Fair- 3Mbps-10Mbps

    Campers can make calls, send texts & emails, video chat, stream video, and play online games.

  • Poor- 0Mbps-3Mbps

    Campers might be able check email, send texts, and make calls.

  • Available-

    Campers have been able to connect here but we don’t know the quality of the connection.

  • Unknown-

    Connectivity is not known for this campground.

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