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ALBION BASIN, UT

part ofUinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: ALBION BASIN
Status: Closed through Thu Jul 17 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Albion Basin Campground, just 15 miles from Sandy, Utah, is set among shady white pines and aspens in its beautiful namesake basin in Little Cottonwood Canyon at an elevation of 9,500 feet.

Natural Features:

Albion Basin is renowned for its vivid summer wildflowers. The basin hosts the Wasatch Wildflower Festival annually in late July or early August, complete with guided nature walks.

Moose and deer frequent the basin and mountain goats can often be seen on the precipitous face of Devils Castle, just south of the campground. A small stream runs through the basin.

Recreation:

Hiking and mountain biking are very popular activities. Hikers enjoy the path to Cecret Lake, which begins at the campground, as well as the Catherine Pass/Sunset Peak Trail just down the road.

Mountain bikers often ride the Albion Basin Road and the trail to Germania Pass. Other trails include the Albion Meadows Trail and Cardiff Pass/Twin Lake Pass.

Facilities:

The campground contains numerous single sites, one double and one triple-family site, all with picnic tables and campfire rings. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided. Firewood can be purchased from the host. Roads and parking spurs are dirt.

Nearby Attractions:

Little Cottonwood Canyon is a beautiful area known for its soaring peaks, unique geology, pristine hidden lakes and cascading streams. Numerous additional hiking and mountain biking trails are found throughout the canyon. Rock climbing and fly-fishing are popular activities as well.

Snowbird Resort is just a few miles down-canyon, offering scenic tram rides, hiking, mountain biking, restaurants, groceries, an Alpine Slide, zip line rides, concerts and various festivals.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Campfire Rings
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parking Area
  • Tables
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • This is a watershed area; visitors will be fined for bringing domestic pets or livestock into the area
  • Campground open date depends on snow melt conditions; please call to check conditions
  • Please carpool: most sites accommodate two passenger vehicles only; no overflow parking available
  • Gates are locked from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Weather can change suddenly and thunderstorms should be expected
  • A per-day, per-vehicle fee will be collected on site for extra vehicles
  • Off-road vehicles are not permitted
  • This campground has first come, first served sites
  • Click here for more info about the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest


This facility is operated by American Land & Leisure. We appreciate hearing from you. Comment cards are available from campground hosts or online at americanll.com.
  • Don't Move Firewood: Help prevent the spread of tree-killing pests in our national forests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit don'tmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
40.57639, -111.61111
40°34'35"N, 111°36'40"W

From I-215, take the 6200 South exit and travel a mile east to Wasatch Blvd. Take Wasatch Blvd 3 miles south to the junction with Little Cottonwood Canyon/Highway 210. Take a left at the junction and travel up Little Cottonwood Canyon 10.2 miles to the campground. The last 2.4 miles are on a maintained gravel road.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

ALBION BASIN
WASATCH
UT

Phone Number:

Information: (801)742-2356
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