Overview of Caineville Reef
Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
Learn more: Boondocking 101
Last Price Paid: $0
Reported by A. Christensen on 9/24/2015
Elevation 4,625 ft / 1,409 m
Tent Camping Yes
Sponsored by RELiON Batteries
Q&A - Ask the Community about Caineville Reef
Reviews of Caineville Reef 1 person has reviewed this location.
“Decent boondocking spot”
This is actually near Caineville, UT, 37 miles east of Torrey and 23 miles west of Hanksville. As far as I can tell, this is BLM land, even though there's a strip of asphalt (which I suppose is the mix pad) and sign on a pile of dirt/gravel, next to a backhoe, that says it's Utah DOT property. Maybe they just mean the pile and backhoe. Anyway, there was a fire pit someone had made, so I settled in for the night.
A sign at the turn-off from highway 24 warns that the road might be impassable after storms, and when I was there, there was a lumpy patch that had been mud and a bit of a washout. It was no trouble to cross, but it was evidence that the warning isn't hype. I would add a flood warning since this site is only a foot or two above the wash. But the skies were cloudless for hundreds of miles in every direction, so I slept worry free.
Caineville Reef isn't that dramatic if you've just come from Capitol Reef and Grand Staircase-Escalante, but it's still nice. It made a good overnight stop for me. Zero cell service, though.
A. Christensen would stay here again
This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com
Be the first to add a note for Caineville Reef!
Be the first to add a video for Caineville Reef!
Cathedral Valley Road off Caineville Wash Road and Highway 24 begins a counterclockwise loop thru Cathedral Valley and the northernmost part of Capitol Reef National Park. A short day of explor...
Contact us to update this listing.
- dry camping
- Dispersed Camping
Crowded and dusty
Perfect Location, Easy Access, Quiet
Right outside of Capitol Reef NP
Pit Toilet/Had a Fire/Was Warm in Late Summer Sept./No Other Campers Around
Please select a reason for flagging this item: