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MAPLE CANYON, UT

part ofManti-La Sal National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: MAPLE CANYON
Status: Closed through Fri May 08 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Maple Canyon Campground is known for its unique cliffs and scenic views of the Sanpitch Mountains. A favorite among rock climbers, the campground is just 3 miles from Freedom, Utah.

Natural Features:

The campground is nestled among thick groves of maples below beautiful, towering conglomerate walls at an elevation of 6,700 feet. The canyon contains over 40 cliffs ranging in height from 30 to 300 feet. A variety of wildlife makes its home in the canyon.

Recreation:

Rock climbing is the campground's main draw, attracting climbers from all over the world with its numerous routes for beginners and experts alike.

Over 140 bolted routes are available with climbing grades from 5.4 to 5.14.

Facilities:

The campground contains one group site and several single-family sites. Sites 2, 3 and 4 are walk-to tent sites that must be accessed by carrying gear a short distance from the parking area. Vault toilets are provided but there is no water. Roads and parking spurs are dirt.

Nearby Attractions:

The canyon offers some excellent hiking, biking and horseback riding opportunities. Three steep scenic loop trails (three to five-mile loops) provide access to many of the rock climbing sites in the canyon. Panoramic views east into Sanpete Valley and beyond to the Wasatch Plateau reveal themselves near the tops of the trails and cliffs.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Tables
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • Caution: This is a high cliff area; exercise caution, especially with children
  • RVs and trailers are not recommended
  • There are no electricity, water or sewer site hookups
  • Lettered sites A-F are $3/night and are available on a first come, first served basis
  • Please bring your own drinking water
  • This is a "pack it in, pack it out" facility; please bring garbage bags
  • Day users will be charged a fee of $3/vehicle
  • No livestock allowed
  • ATVs allowed on designated trails only
  • Group site, when not reserved, is available on a first come, first served basis for $15/night
  • This is a high elevation facility; Visitors traveling from lower elevations should exercise caution
  • Click here for more information on Manti-La Sal National Forest
  • 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 dontmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
39.55694, -111.68639
39°33'25"N, 111°41'11"W

From Fountain Green, Utah, head south on West Side Road for 7 miles to Freedom Road in Freedom. Turn right onto Freedom Road and watch for Maple Canyon signs. Travel 3 miles northeast of Freedom to the campground.

From Moroni go 9 miles west, following the signs for Maple Canyon.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

MAPLE CANYON
MANTI-LASAL
  UT 

Phone Number:

Information:  (435)283-4151
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