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Camping in Moab: Places & Prices

The Moab area has more than 1,600 campsites, ranging from rustic to full amenities, some public, others private.  From the high peaks of the La Sal Mountains to the deep canyons carved by the mighty Colorado River, you can enjoy the environmental diversity of the region from the comfort a luxury glampsite, a tent in the remote wilderness, or perhaps somewhere in between.

Camping Near Central Moab

If you want to stay in the city or close to it, choose one of these cool spots:

  • Up the Creek Campground – A tent only, walk in campground smack in the center of town with a serene setting below large shade trees. No doggies. ($25-$45)
  • Aarchview RV Resort and Campground – Hwy 191 between the town and the entrances to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. Cabins, tent sites, RV/Trailer sites. General store, free WiFi and a swimming pool. ($100-$400)
  • Portal RV Resort and Campground – Hwy 191, with a killer view of the Portal that the Colorado River carved, offers showers, a pool, a store, an enclosed dog run and can easily accommodate big rigs. No tent camping. (Rates start at $36/day)
  • Canyonlands RV Resort and Campground – On Main street, right downtown. Cabins for rent, tent and RV sites. Pool, laundry, showers, free WiFi and on site propane. (Cabins start at $100, RV sites $95)
  • Sand Flats Recreation Area – Spectacularly situated on a mesa overlooking town with 120 campsites, open year round, offered on a first-come, first-served basis. 5 people per car, 2 vehicles maximum per site. BYO water! ($10/vehicle, $2 trailer fee)

Camping Spots Near Mountain Biking Trails

If Mountain biking is your goal, depending on which region you want to ride, try:

  • Moab Under Canvas – Hwy 191, this place makes “glamping” stress free with semi permanent canvas tents fully equipped with linens, blankets, furniture. Close to Klonzo’s, Bar M riding. ($90-$400)
  • Kane Springs Campground – Located right on the Colorado River 4 ½ miles west of Moab, near the Amasaback trailhead. Tent and RV sites, showers. (Rates vary)
  • Horsethief Campground – US Hwy 313, 12 miles from the junction of US Hwy 191. Access to Mag 7, Horsethief and Navajo Rocks trails. Toilets. Campsites available on a first-come first served basis. ($15/site)

Camping Near the Colorado River

If you’ve come to paddle, the Colorado River is steps away from these (all first-come, first-served):

  • Hittle Bottom Campground – 23 miles from the junction of US Hwy 191 on Hwy 128. The campground accommodates large RVs as well as tents. ($15/site)
  • Big Bend Campground – 7.4 miles from US Hwy 191 on Utah Hwy 128. Big Bend can accommodate large RVs, trailers, and tents. Big Bend has a sandy beach, a river walkway, and features disabled accessible facilities. ($15/site)
  • Goose Island Campground – 1.4 miles from US Hwy 191 on Utah Hwy 128. Both RV and tent camping are available including three walk-in tent-only sites. ($15/site)

More Remote & Scenic Camping Spots

If you want to be more off the beaten path, try one of these:

  • Deadhorse State Park Campground – At the tip of an isthmus of land, overlooking Arches NP, Behind the Rocks, and the mighty Colorado River. Highway 313, immediately before the entrance into Canyonlands NP. (Tent/RV sites and yurts for rent)
  • Warner Lake Campground – In the Manti La Sal National Forest, this campground sits at 9,500ft with 20 campsites in an aspen grove. 1.5 hour from Arches NP. Fishing and hiking are great from this campground! ($10/night per site)

Need more info on camping in Moab? Pick up one of our Guest Guides around town, or stop by the Moab Information Center for further assistance.

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