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ROCK CANYON, UT

part ofUinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: ROCK CANYON
Status: Open through Sun Sep 14 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Rock Canyon Campground is located on scenic Squaw Peak Road, far above Utah Valley at an elevation of 6,500 feet. Visitors enjoy exploring local trails.

Natural Features:

This isolated campground is forested with dense stands of maple, scrub oak and fir trees, which offer plentiful shade. Grassy meadows and wildflowers dot this beautiful area. Stunning views of Rock Canyon and a sliver of Utah Valley are visible from a turnout just before the campground.

Recreation:

Rock Canyon Trail begins in the campground, offering excellent hiking and biking opportunities. The Squaw Peak Trail to the summit of Squaw Peak can be accessed just outside the campground. Squaw Peak Road is open to mountain biking.

Rock Canyon is a rock climber's paradise, with hundreds of climbing routes available.

Facilities:

This primitive campground contains four group sites, each named after a notable figure in U.S. Forest Service history. Sites contain picnic tables and campfire circles; some have serving tables.

Vault toilets are provided. Roads and parking spurs are gravel. A host is located at nearby Hope Campground.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Campfire Circles
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Vault Toilets
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Scenic Overlooks
Within 10 Miles
  • Firewood
  • Host
Know Before You Go
  • Campground has no water; campers must bring their own supply
  • Much of Squaw Peak Road is narrow, steep and winding
  • Gate closes nightly at 10 p.m.
  • Off-road vehicles and horses are not permitted
  • Please check-in with the host at Hope Campground on your way to the site
  • For additional information, please call 801-226-3564
  • Click here for more info about the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache 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):
40.26806, -111.58028
40°16'5"N, 111°34'49"W

From I-15, take exit 272 toward 800 North/Highway 52. Proceed east on 800 North to the mouth of Provo Canyon. Go left into the canyon on Highway 189 for 2 miles to the Squaw Peak Road turnoff. Turn right onto Squaw Peak Road and continue 9.5 miles to the campground. The first 5 miles of Squaw Peak Road are paved. The last 4.5 miles to the campground are on maintained dirt/gravel.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

ROCK CANYON
PROVO CANYON
OREM  UT  84057

Phone Number:

Information:  (801)226-3564
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