Remote Camping by the Red Rocks of Gold Butte

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Status – OPEN

We’ve been here in-person, but it might have been a while. To our knowledge, this spot is currently open and accessible, but that can easily change, so always have a back-up plan!


Located deep within Gold Butte National Monument is a stunning landscape featuring a red rock wall, dotted with palm trees that can take your breath away. As picturesque as it is, the road in to the campsite is a very demanding four-wheel drive route, with sections of trail that are deteriorated and require an experienced driver in a compact, high-clearance, four-wheel drive vehicle.

The site itself features a few scattered fire rings, but seems to be infrequently used due to its remote location. This is a popular area for motorized recreation, so you may encounter Jeeps or ATVs on trail rides during the weekend. A tall rock face offers some protection from the elements to the east, with sweeping views and exposure to the west. This is a great spot to enjoy a sunset. This is a peaceful, scenic, and memorable place to spend the night if you're touring the area by four-wheel drive.

Due to the remote location of the campsite, and poor cell service, it is important to be well-prepared and have the necessary equipment and supplies for your trip, including food, water, shelter, a reliable vehicle, and a satellite communicator or Starlink. Make sure you tell your friends and loved ones where you're at, or go with a group!

Always tread lightly, leave no trace, respect the wishes of landowners, and leave campsites cleaner than you found them. Be the very best steward of our public spaces that you can possibly be so that they remain public.

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