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Overview of Caineville Reef

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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Elevation 4,625 ft / 1,409 m

Tent Camping Yes

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A. Christensen
SD Chevrolet Express 2500
44 reviews
“Decent boondocking spot”

Reviewed 9/24/2015

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
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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.

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A. Christensen would stay here again

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Two Happy Campers
Silverthorne, CO 17' Casita & Four Wheel Camper 2001 Ford F250
4 reviews
Utah BLM: Cathedral Valley Rd. | Two Happy Campers

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...

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