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.
The campground contains 24 "reservation" sites (22 single sites, one double and one triple site) . All come with picnic tables and campfire rings. Vault toilets are provided. Roads and parking spurs are dirt. We no longer have "first come, first served" sites.
This is a watershed area. Visitors will be fined for bringing domestic pets or livestock into the area.
There is limited spring water at Albion Basin. Visitors should bring their own water just in case.
Campground opening date is subject to weather and snow melt conditions.
Please carpool if possible. Most sites accommodate two passenger vehicles only. No overflow parking is available.
Gates are locked from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.
Weather can change suddenly and thunderstorms should be expected.
A per-day, per-vehicle fee of $10 will be collected on site for each extra vehicle. Single sites get only one car free, double site gets two cars, triple site three cars.
Off-road vehicles or ATVs are not permitted.
This campground no longer has first come, first served sites. All are by reservation only.
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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.
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.
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.
ALBION BASIN RD ALTA UT 84092
For campground inquiries, please call: 801-999-2103
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 which has an information booth operated in partnership with the Ski Area; the hosts will direct you up the road to the campground.