Group
Tent Sites
No Fires
No Pets
No Drinking Water
About Upper Narrows

Upper Narrows Campground is located southwest of Grantsville, Utah, in South Willow Canyon at an elevation of 6,400 feet. Visitors enjoy exploring local trails.

Recreation

The multi-use Stansbury Front and Medina Flat Trails begin nearby, offering access to the rugged Deseret Peak Wilderness. Willow Creek offers rainbow and brown trout fishing.

Facilities

This primitive campground is dispersed over a mile-long stretch of road. One walk-to group site, ideal for family reunions or church groups, is available for up to 50 people. A footbridge must be crossed to access the site from the parking area.

Picnic tables and campfire rings are provided, as are vault toilets. Roads and parking spurs are dirt. 

6 Single Sites - $15.00, Capacity - 8 people

1 Group Site - Cost $50.00, Capacity 30 people

1 Group Site - Cost $90.00, Capacity 50 people

Extra Vehicle - $8.00 per vehicle

Natural Features

The remote desert canyon is forested with oak, maple, and juniper trees, which offer partial shade. Willow Creek runs alongside the site.

ADA Access: N

Site
1
Operator
National Forest
Access
Drive In
Walk In
Features
No Drinking Water
No Electric Hookups
No Fires
No Pets
Not Reservable
No Sanitary Dump
No Sewer Hookups
No Showers
Toilets
No Water Hookups
Location
Upper Narrows is located in Utah
Latitude
40.4917 N
Longitude
-112.5908 W
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Directions
From Salt Lake City, head west on I-80 for 36 miles. Take the Stansbury-Tooele/Route 35 exit and travel south 3 miles to Route 138 West. Continue for 10 miles to Grantsville. Go through Grantsville to Cooley Street and turn south; go 5 miles to the South Willow Canyon turnoff. Boy Scout Campground is located 3 miles from the forest boundary.
1 Review of Upper Narrows
First to Review
Right Next to the Creek and the Best Climbing in the Stansbury Mountains

Stumbled upon this campground while fishing around at Grantsville Reservoir and decided to head up South Willow Canyon to review all these unreviewed campgrounds!  While the campground itself is officially closed for the season you could probably still camp here until the dirt road gets back enough that they close the gate towards the beginning of the canyon.  The main attraction for this and the Lower Narrows CG's is the extremely close proximity of amazing water carved bulletproof limestone climbing!  The Narrows climbing in South Willow Canyon is the premier HARD climbing spot for those in SLC that want to test their grit and push grades.  The routes here go up to 5.14a with very few routes under 5.11, although you can find moderates elsewhere in the canyon.  The 5.14a was but up by world renowned climber Chris Sharma and has been sent by other pros in the area like Jonathan Siegriest who claims it as "one of the top 5 5.14's in Utah."

Now enough about the absolutely amazing climbing and on to the actual campground!  This is one of 2 campgrounds that has very large group sites, so if you're coming here with a mob then this is one of the places to check out!  The group sites cost $50 and $90 and can hold 30 and 50 people respectively.  There are also 6 single sites @ $15 a night.  During the peak season May-Sept you can reserve the group sites on the recreation.gov website but at all other times they are first come first serve.  Like all the other campgrounds in the canyon you also need to bring your own water and trash bags.