Dixie National Forestwrite a review FR-240
Brian Head, UT 84719
GPS: 37.6561, -112.7394
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AudreyAirstream would stay here again
“Now in our Top 10”
Reviewed Jul 17, 2016
One of our favorite ways to camp is out away from other people with a true feeling of aloneness and this spot did the trick! It was incredibly peaceful here even though there were OHV trails in the area. A few times each day a few OHV riders would go by, but it was never excessive and never disturbing. At night the skies were incredible - you could see the Milky Way from one end of the sky to the other.
The only negative was the number of flies, which is why I'm giving it a 4 instead of a 5. We learned to deal with them but each day during the middle of the day they were quite annoying. Thankfully by evening they dispersed.
The elevation here is 9500 ft so the temps were cool even in July, especially at night. We averaged 70s in the day and 40s at night.
When you enter the camping area you come to a fork in the road. The road on the right has a better surface and is more well-maintained and there are plenty of camping options on it. We chose the road on the left (#1685) which had some bumps and rocks but was still quite passable at slow speeds. We traveled through a narrow section of trees which I've taken a few photos of that was fairly tight but do-able with a spotter. The benefit of passing through that spot is that we came to a very secluded area on the other side facing a huge meadow. (Our GPS coordinates: 37.655355, -112.736787)
Cell service here is fairly non-existent. We ended up putting our phones on airplane mode to save battery because they were constantly searching for a signal and only rarely finding it. We fluctuated between Verizon 1x and 1 bar of 3G and No Service. With a booster we could get 2-3 bars of 3G which was enough to make a phone call when we had an incident with a porcupine and our pup. ;-)
I'm giving 3 stars of access because it was a little challenging to get to our spot, however there are many spots that could easily rank a 5. You're about 10 minutes from the North Point overlook of Cedar Breaks National Monument which is gorgeous, and about 20 minutes from the Brian Head ski area. (We found the arrival via I-15 then Hwy 143 to be a little easier than the route on Hwy 14 out of Cedar City.)
We'll definitely be back here when we're ready for our next escape from the summer heat in our Vegas home!
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