Capitol Reef NP - West Entrance | Wild Camping

United States

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6 days ago
Altitude:
1976.0 masl
Website:
None
Contributor:
giulianafea

Amenities

Electricity:
No
Wifi:
Yes - Average
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
No
Showers:
No
Water:
No
Toilets:
Pit Toilets
Big Rig Friendly:
Yes
Tent Friendly:
Yes
Pet Friendly:
Yes

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Lots of decent sized rocks scattered about, pretty decent views, free, honestly it's a pretty nice spot to car camp. You could have thrown up a tent where I was. You're pretty close to town here and have pretty good att service. Would stop here again.

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Great spot for camping just outside Capitol Reef. Lots of fire rings(maybe 10-15 people camping while we were there with more space available) and views of the park and surrounding canyons were fantastical. Some trails right of the campsite too. Porta potties available. About 10 min to Capitol Reef visitor center

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Great place! Porta potties available. plenty of space. very close to the national park entrance. fire rings everywhere. some road noise in daytime

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Great spot if you want to check out Captiol Reef NP. Sign says its National Forest Land. Free good cell service. Lots of fire pits no toilets. We pulled in on a friday and lots of spots still availble.

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Great spot if visiting Capital Reef. A little busy but people were respectful. 3 bars of 5G with T mobile.

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Pulled in just before sunset and a few spots still open. Busy and you’ll want levellers. Beautiful views!

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Busy place on weekends and lots of people with generators. Great spot nonetheless with toilets, hiking trail in the backyard and good phone reception.

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National Forest outside of Capitol Reef. Wild camping, pit toilet, 6 miles from the park entrance. Decent data signal.

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Very scenic with spots overlooking a small canyon. Some spots have fire pits cobbled together from stones, must bring your own wood. Two portapotties are available, free. Terrain is ok for a Honda fit.

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very quiet, wonderful view of stars, included portapotties. so close to the NP entrance, free camping. amazing views of sunrise and sunset. some fire rings as well.

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Large pull off easy to access with several spots. Arrived in the evening, so many of the spaces with fire pits were already full. There is Verizon cell service and a porta-potty.

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Great spot for a night near Capitol Reef, very clean portapotty. Good t mobile service. No shade.

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On our visit, there were clean porta potties available. Very quiet, once the traffic of the National Park slows down.
Great sunset views and scenery

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Love this place! Off the highway but big enough that you can get a bit far from it. A bit rocky but not bad I’m my Impreza.

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10-15 min drive from the visitor center! such easy access in and out of the park! plenty of space to spread out and camp. beautiful views! pleasantly surprised to see a few portapotty’s are set up here, i saw someone come through to clean/restock them—please don’t abuse them! keep them clean! great AT&T and Verizon service.

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Excellent area that is so close to Capitol Reef NP. A number of other campers here. Very quiet and peaceful. Plenty of room for many vehicles. Good service for ATT users. The entrance was OK just need to try to avoid the large rocks which was doable.

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Sounds like not much has changed. Go slow on the road in - its rocky and not level but doable. Lots of spots. We took some time to level our rig to make it a bit more comfortable. Some minor road noise, but not too bad. Place gets packed in the evening pretty quickly. Would not recommend to come in after dark due to the road.

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Lots of space and great views from the north end of camp! The rocks are definitely big enough to mess up your vehicle, and the campsite drops off into a canyon at the north end. Be careful!

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Perfect place for visiting the park! I got 5G at the site and no service in the park. you are pretty close to the town of Torrey. beautiful scenery, although there were a lot of people here, even on a Tuesday in September. still had plenty of space though, because the area is so big!

be advised that the pavement is raised relative to the short dirt path to get into the sites, and the dirt path is incredibly rocky. go very slowly. wouldn't reccomend for vehicles with clearance less than 6 inches. strongly reccomend arriving in the day time because there are all sorts of dips and big rocks and you could really mess up your rig if you can't see while driving here.

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Perfect spot to stay before visiting Capitol Reef. As previously mentioned, the entrance is very rocky so take it slow. But there’s so much room to spread out. Beautiful views of sunset & sunrise!

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The entrance is pretty rocky but it's smooth other than that. A lot of people here, everything from tents to big RVs, but everyone was fairly spread out and it was pretty quiet. Very convenient spot if visiting Capitol Reef. Great TMobile service.

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Road work on HWY 24 between Torrey and Capitol Reef NP meant the camping sites just west of this were trickier to access. I stayed at a site here with a fire ring close to the road. Looking out my windows in one direction I just saw other vans and campers and tents; but looking the other way was a beautiful landscape. The sun sets over the plateau in front of the sites so it’s bright until late. My spot was totally flat (a treat!) and I had 2-3 bars VZN LTE, which was enough to stream. Worked very well as an overnight before an early morning hike in the park.

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Awesome BLM spot less than 10 miles from the park. Rough coming off the highway but doable in 2 wd. Awesome hiking trail as well.

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Great spot to camp directly outside the park. We had cell service for t-mobile and visible. We also hiked the trail right from our camping spot

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Stayed 3 nights while visiting Capital Reef. Nice view with many spots. No facilities.

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Extremely busy on a Friday. Park ranger says October is their busiest season. No port a potty anymore. People on top of each other and running generators.

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Great spot with plenty of space for any size rig. Beautiful views all around. Near the highway, but we never noticed the road noise. Very quiet, no issues at all! A bonus is the trailhead for the Cook's Mesa, about 4 miles out and back. Great cell signal on Verizon and T Mobile. There's a port-a-potty too, if you need it.

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Great camping spot near the entrance to Capital Reef. Multiple spots for large and small campers.

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Just as described. Wonderful! I don’t know why we have this to ourselves.

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Pretty windy, but good space, relatively flat, nice view, Verizon cell service. Porta potties too. Certainly convenient to the park.

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Somewhat flat dispersed site that has many RVs yet we went for the high ground (truck camping) and watched the sun set on Capitol Reef from our spot. Lots of scrambling on the rocks to be had. Lots of rowdy campers for a Monday night too. Plenty of road noise, yet you can’t beat the convenience to the west entrance of the park.

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Tons of spots, good amount of campers here. Verizon good but spotty ( one day I can stream YouTube the next can’t check email). Really cool that there are 2 CLEAN porta-potties here stocked with TP!!

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Windy today. Quite a few people but many spaces. Like it.

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Love this little camper oasis. Hiking right from here (pandoras box slot canyon, might be repel only though). Plenty of places, although by sunset most spots are occupied. Beautiful scenery. I like the fact that there are other campers here, being a solo traveler and all....5 stars!
...also there are porto-toilets and if you are a canyonneer, pandoras box is in your backyard!

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Big pull-off very close to Capitol Reef NP. Road is pretty easy. Lots of room

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East place to get to, and super close to the national park. There was plenty of space, didnt fill up the few nights we were there in Early October. The negative about this spot is that there are quite a few field mice living nearby. We got a few in our truck within a few hours of being there. We left and took apart our truck and found no nests, so we know they came from there. Oh yeah, there was no more port-a-pottie.

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Great BLM lot right off the main road into CRNF. Probably >10 sites with fire pits. Manageable in any suv, Subaru’s and AWF cars take caution. Was quiet on a Sunday night, but was busy the days prior according to the other camper there. Great cell service, awesome views

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Free space right before west entrance, lots of campers, car and tent, 2 bars LTE with AT&T, serves the purpose, would stay a second night if I didn’t already have a reservation. Pack in pack out

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Nice, free and quiet. Not crowded at this time of the year. Pack in pack out.

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Road in was very rough and rocky. No amenities which was ok, but very windy, dusty and alot of people in a variety of camping equipment. We moved on to the East side of Capital Reel NP.

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Was very crowded when I visited today, so drove on by. Campers were right on top of each other, campground style. The AT&T cell service, views, and crowds are better at the BLM spot just outside of Torrey.

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Busy but serves the purpose of camping near Capital Reef NP very well.

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Hello
Nice place to park your motorhome when you want visit the park.
Perfect G4 with T-Mobile
Enjoy this free place for the night

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Closer to visitor center than the East entrance, 12km vs 17km.
Cell service was good with AT&T.
More popular place and filled with bigger RVs, compare to East entrance. Closer to the road too, but no traffic.
Saw a portapotty.
Overall convenient.

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Nice dispersed camping area with many places and many campers just off Hwy 24 just outside Capitol Reef National Park. Great view to Capitol Reef and the Henry Mountains in the background to the west and Thousand Lakes Mountain to the west. A little noise from the Highway.

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Great spot right outside capitol reef. Lots of other campers parked here but plenty of space that you’re far enough away from others. Full t-mobile service too which is always a bonus!

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such an amazing view and quiet, just a perfect place for few nights
very windy when we were there

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nice view, lot of campers, easy drive, big place with a lot of spot

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Not very busy on Friday night. Complete fire ban middle of summer but still excellent place to enjoy solitude and nice views. Portaloo were clean. Night cool n full of stars.

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Great spot about 6 miles from Capitol Reef NP visitor center. Not really any shade, but there is plenty of spots for any type of trailer. Right off the main road but quiet. Spots are on red sand but it's all packed down.

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Very busy but a lot of space. Near main road but quiet. Nice free place to camp. Good ATT reception.

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Very good place to park overnight. Actually lot of wind and dust but very close to the visitor center of Capitol Reef.

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Very busy location next to the hwy. When we arrived there were at least 10 other cars, tents and campers. Still enough space for more. The was rock fire ring at every parking spot. Ground is quite level but rocky at places. Everybody left early in the morning.

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Boondocking place very nice just at the entrance of Capitol reef NP, lot of others campers, lot of wind

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Good place for visiting the national park

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7-8 spots. Trail access nearby.

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Free and nice sunset. We also did a small fire.

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Pretty busy and next to the highway but close the the NP and nice sunsets.

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lots of space for a variety of vehicles. we have an rtt so parked up the gully at the back after being blown to bits at a more scenic (exposed) option. gully was perfect!

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free and good place with fire pit, just before capitol reef. many place
endroit sympa et gratuit avec possibilite de faire un feu, juste avant capitol reef.

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Stayed here overnight since the campground inside Capital Reef was full. Got here around 10:30pm and there were only a few people already there. It's a little rocky and rough in spots but small suvs had no problem parking.

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Nice place, a lot of space to camp. Place to fire. Bealtiful view.

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Nice free spot before the entrance of Capitol Reef NP. Lots of places to camp. Dramatic sunset views. We stayed two nights and it was extremely windy.

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Nice place for free with fireplace and some trees,about7.3 mi west of fruita, no facilities

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Before the entrance of Capitol Reef NP

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