Little Spencer Flat

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

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Spencer Flat Road
Escalante, UT 84726
435-644-4300
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GPS: 37.7231, -111.4381

Last Price Paid: $0
Elevation: 5946 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise

Cell Phone Coverage

3bars
Verizon 4G
4bars
AT&T 4G
4 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 0
“Could not get in, need 4x4”

Reviewed Oct 09, 2017

Overall Rating

The road was washed in about a mile and a half in, our two wheel drive could not make the trek! A jeep could probably make the climb.

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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WatsonsWander

Airstream Safari
132 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 7

WatsonsWander would stay here again

“Views for miles!”

Reviewed Apr 05, 2016

Overall Rating

We rolled into Escalante with little hope of finding a boondocking spot with usable cell service. Driving through town didn't give us much hope as we got zero Verizon and only extended AT&T. But we kept going and were rewarded with an amazing spot on Spencer Flat Rd. that not only had a view like no other, but also great cell service!

A few notes about the signal for those who need to be connected for work like us. The signals that I've reported are with a booster (also the boosted Verizon was actually LTE not 4G, but the form doesn't allow me to report it that way). Without the booster you can expect little to no AT&T, and 2-3 bars of intermittent Verizon 4G. Even with the booster the Verizon cut out a lot, and we often switched over to AT&T. To re-cap: If you're on vacation and only a need to make a few phone calls or check e-mail this spot it perfect. If you live and work full-time from your RV and need a consistent, strong signal, you're going to want a cell booster here.

As for the spot itself, the coordinates where we stayed are: 37.723202, -111.4384172. To get there you need to travel about two miles down Spencer Flat Rd. For the most part the road was in good shape, but there is one steep section with a tight turn that you have to navigate. I posted a photo of our rig going down this grade. Our spot was basically a wide turn-off with the road on one side and impressive cliff on the other. We had two RVs in there, but could have easily fit one of two more.

That said, because of the presence of several trees and shrubs that could make it difficult to maneuver and turn around I would say this spot is only suitable for medium size rigs. So NO 40' motorhomes! If you do have a bigger RV, the better spot for you would be the large open meadow at the start of Hole-in-the-Rock Road. Tons of room there for RVs of all size.

Spencer Flat Rd. also has a handful of other designated camping spots (look for the brown sign with a tent symbol), but all the rest were smaller than this one and really only suitable for small trailers or vans.

A few more things to know:

  • This is a free range cattle area. While no cows came into our site, the evidence that they were once there was all over.
  • There are no ground fires allowed here. If you want to have a campfire you'll need to bring a raised metal container.
  • Like all of our public lands this area has a 14 day limit. Please observe this limit so others can enjoy this spot too!
  • The RV park in town has a dump station that you can use for $15, and the Grand Staircase Visitor Center has a fresh water spigot for filling jugs.
  • For excellent pizza in town check out the Escalante Outfitters.
Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
4bars
AT&T 4G
3bars
Verizon 4G

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Boondocking Success & Slot Canyon Mania in Escalante - WatsonsWander

We left Bryce Canyon last weekend not knowing if our intended destination of Escalante was going to be feasible. You see, this tiny, remote town on the edge of the Grand Staircase-Escalante Nati...

Hookups:
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  • Dispersed Camping
Pets:
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