Cathedral Valley Campground

Capitol Reef National Park

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Cathedral Valley Campground Rd.
Torrey, UT 84775
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GPS: 38.4744, -111.3671

Last Price Paid: $0
Number of Sites: 6
Pad Type: dirt
Elevation: 6975 ft
Max Stay: 14
Tent Camping: Yes

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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Pittsburgh, PA
16 Little Guy T@b
2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.6L
30 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

JennGrover would stay here again

“Stunning Views”

Reviewed Jan 07, 2016

Overall Rating

This is by far, my favorite campground, to date.

This campground is not accessible by RVs. Unless you are hauling an expedition trailer, don't try it. I accessed it via a high clearance Jeep from I-70 in 2012 (Baker Ranch Rd.) Which was severely washed out at the time. It was a beautiful drive in, right through the heart of Cathedral Valley, but not for low clearance vehicles. You should know the weather as this location requires you to cross several dry washes and heavy rain could leave you stranded, especially if you plan to leave via the river crossing. Also consider bringing extra gasoline and know how to change a spare tire.

This campground overlooks the grand Cathedral Valley area in remote northern Capitol Reef National Park. You are right on the Fishlake National Forest so it is a campground that can attract wildlife. We awoke to coyotes close by. The elevation is around 7,000' and on the foothills of Thousand Lake Mountain. Within the campground you are surrounded by Pinyon and Juniper trees.

The sites are spacious and private and each has a fire ring and a picnic table. One pit toilet is centrally located in the middle of the campground. Assuming the weather cooperates, you will have amazing night sky views at this campground to the north. The campground was silent while we were there in late September. Besides us, there was only one other guy.
There are six sites in this campground and they are first come, first serve.

The only detractor to my visit was the presence of a thick haze from wildfires in Idaho. This can be the case any hear at almost any campground in the west, though.

Cell service was basically non existent.

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  • fire ring
  • picnic table
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