Caineville Reef


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Caneville Washington Road
Torrey, UT

GPS: 38.339, -111.031

Last Price Paid: $0
Elevation: 4629 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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A. Christensen
Chevrolet Express 2500
44 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

A. Christensen would stay here again

“Decent boondocking spot”

Reviewed Sep 24, 2015

Overall Rating

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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Utah BLM: Cathedral Valley Rd. | Two Happy Campers

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