Henrieville Creek

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

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Highway 12
Henrieville, UT 84736
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GPS: 37.6169, -111.8962

Last Price Paid: $0
Pad Type: gravel
Elevation: 6498 ft
Max Stay: 14
Tent Camping: Yes

Permits are required for all overnight camping within the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Permits are free of charge and may be obtained at the Cannonville Visitor Center located at 10 Center St. Cannonville, UT, 84718.

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Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
“Good stop to pull over and get some sleep between adventures”

Reviewed Nov 10, 2016

Overall Rating

I stayed here in November 2016. The directions on the BLM site (included below) at least for the West to East I found to be very accurate and easy to follow.

The site itself is very very close (about one minute drive) to US-12 East and is a flat, well maintained dirt road. If I remember correctly it's about 45 minutes out of Bryce Canyon Nat'l Park and about 2 hours from Capitol Reef Nat'l Park. Henrieville Creek is perfect for getting in a full day adventure at Bryce and catching some shut eye before adventuring Capitol Reef.

Obviously it's primitive camping so no potable water, toilets, etc. It is on a small creek if you were willing to purify/boil. The site is composed of a series of small loops within the trees. When I was there there was one place where someone had a small fire ring and had obviously stayed. It had absolutely no service for cell phones.

Directions directly from BLM Site:

"*Henrieville Creek (Smith Ranch) Located on the north side of Highway 12, among scattered pinyon pine, juniper and Ponderosa pine. This site has the Gray Cliffs of the Grand Staircase as a backdrop and sits alongside Henrieville Creek.

W->E: Just beyond mile marker 37, watch for the Henrieville Creek bridge. (Henrieville Creek is the watercourse which has been on your right for several miles, and may be a dry wash). As you cross the Henrieville Creek bridge, turn left on the dirt road on the left side of the highway immediately after the bridge.

E->W: Descending "The Blues" from the Powell Point Overlook, watch the mile markers. As you pass mile marker 38, slow down in anticipation of a right turn. As you come around a sweeping left-hand bend, Henrieville Creek bridge will appear ahead. Take the last dirt road to the right just prior to the bridge (you will pass two other dirt roads to the right in this same general area).

To site: Follow the left forks of this dirt road for approximately 300 yards. There are several open areas to camp, along with several sites located on a tight loop road among the trees."

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