Cathedral Valley Campground

Capitol Reef National Park

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Cathedral Valley Campground Rd. Torrey, UT 84775 435-425-3791 Official Website

GPS: 38.4744, -111.3671

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Overview of Cathedral Valley Campground

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads. Learn more: Boondocking 101

Number of Sites 6

Pad Type dirt

Elevation 6,988 ft / 2,129 m

Max Stay 14

Tent Camping Yes

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Overall Rating
Site Quality
29 reviews
“Nice and remote”

Reviewed 8/22/2018

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3
Overall Rating

This campground is all that the previous reviewer said - nice views, quiet, and remote. I'm mostly adding my $0.02 to say that there are several accesses to it: two high-clearance tracks through Capitol Reel NP, or Fishlake National Forest road 22 from the west. The latter is still rough in spots, but less so than the Capitol Reef routes - most smaller RVs or sport-utility cars would be fine. We're driving a large truck camper, and FS22 was no concern at all. It would also provide an alternate exit if inclement weather closed the other routes.

Site Quality

String would stay here again

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Pittsburgh, PA
82 reviews
“Stunning Views”

Reviewed 1/7/2016

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
RV Length: 15' (Teardrop Trailer)
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.

Site Quality

JennGrover would stay here again

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  • dry camping
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • restrooms: vault
  • pets
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