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About Upper Big Bend

Nestled between Scenic Utah Highway 128 and the Colorado River, the Upper Big Bend Campground is popular with climbers visiting the Big Bend Bouldering Area a short walk away. Upper Big Bend Campground is located 8 miles from the junction of U.S. Highway 191 and Utah Highway 128. Upper Big Bend is suitable for tent camping. Campsites are available on a first-come, first served basis. There is no water available. Fee: $10.00 per vehicle Number of campsites: 8 Toilets: Yes For a photo and a brief description please visit:

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Drive In
Walk In
Boat In
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
Trash Available
Upper Big Bend is located in Utah
38.649 N
-109.489 W
Get Directions
From the center of Moab (at Center and Main) head north on U.S. Highway 191 to Utah Highway 128 just south of the Colorado River. Turn right (east) on Hwy 128 and drive 8 miles. You will see The Upper Big Bend Campground on the left.
9 Reviews of Upper Big Bend
Beautiful and basic

Beautiful spot in the canyon. Decent space between campsites and good privacy. It is a 8 mile drive to Moab but the drive is outstanding. Vault toilet is adequate. No trash or water.

No river access. Spaces were filling up by 4pm midweek in October.

Great spot next to river

First come first serve. Small fee

Another great spot along the Colorado River!

Another amazing spot right along the Colorado River!  It is in very close proximity to Moab, Arches NP, and the western famous Castle Valley!  There are numerous hikes to do along the river corridor and even more to do in the surrounding area.  There's also some decent sandstone boulders you can mess around with right across the road.

Nice campground around the corner from Arches.

Spent memorial weekend here with my wife and went to Arches NP for the day, very quick to get there from here. Had a vault toilet, each campsite had a picnic table, and sites were a good size. We stayed at site 1 which was good for a multiperson group. Weather was beautiful, 70's during the day (which felt warmer with the sun), and 50's at night. The grounds are away from the river so you can't see it from the campsites.

Beautiful views on the river.

Nice primitive spots on the river! Bring your fishing gear. Lots of bats and amazing sunrise and sunsets in the canyon. There seemed to be lots of ants, just check where your putting the tent.

Happy Camper

Highway 128 offers a bunch of campsites on the colorado river, its $15 per night. Just drive up and down to find a open site. There is also bml hiking trails off this highway. You are between Arches National park and Moab

Beautiful but packed in the summertime

This is very popular, especially in the summertime. We arrived mid-late afternoon and it took driving between 4 of the different campgrounds to find an open spot. There looked to be some really awesome sites along the river that I hope to return to in the future when it's less crowded.

By the river down through the canyon

Great camping. First come first serve (checkout/checkin at noon everyday). We got in late Friday night and had to stay at the overflow but talked with a group that was leaving the next morning and grabbed their spot. Beautiful vIews of the sunrise on the canyon walls! Plan to go back in the future.

First to Review
Perfect spot near Moab!

This site is great if you're visiting the Moab area but it is the farthest from town. There are lots of closer sites, but this one is only 15 minutes away. Great River views and bouldering too!