Riverside Campsite by the Back Way to Moab

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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!


Nestled in a quiet and secluded area of western Colorado, this riverside campsite offers a peaceful retreat for those seeking a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Situated on the shore of a tranquil river, this clean and unspoiled site boasts a beautiful stone fire ring and is shaded by a large, majestic tree that provides ample space for a single vehicle. The canyon walls of red rock on either side add to the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape.

Although this site offers privacy and seclusion, visitors should expect occasional interruptions as people come to check on the status of the site. During peak season, there may be more traffic from RVs and campers at neighboring sites. While the tree provides a cozy atmosphere, it may block some of the view of the sky, making satellite connectivity possible but not ideal. Additionally, cell service is poor in the area.

Access to this site requires a smaller four-wheel drive vehicle, as it is located at the end of a short primitive road spur off a well-traveled dirt road. However, the location is conveniently near a seasonal backcountry route to Moab, which offers a scenic alternative to taking the highway. Overall, this lovely spot is perfect for those seeking a quiet and serene camping experience in the heart of nature.

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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