Friday, May 6, 2011

Boondocking Near Bryce Canyon

To get here travel East on 12 coming from 89. You will pass some tunnels and will be in Dixie National Forest. Continue until you see a sign for Tom Best Springs Rd. Turn Lef (North) on the right is a parking lot for the ATV trail. Our spot was the first large pull off on the right. There are others further in on the road within 1 mile.

Value 5/5

Site Quality 4/5
We were a bit close to the road, but far enough that you couldn't hear the traffic. The site was fairly level but we needed to raise it about an inch on one side with leveling blocks. No services. More spaces further up he road.

Facility Fun 3.5/5
Other then the forest service road there weren't any trails to hike that we saw. Perhaps further in. Watching the wildlife was lots of fun.

Natural Surroundings 4/5
You are camped in the Dixie National Forest where pronghorns and deer frequent. About 15 minutes from Bryce Canyon where there are hikes everywhere. You can also do ATV tours nearby or horseback rides into the Bryce Canyon.

Bathrooms N/A

Staff N/A

Location 4/5
It is near an ATV rail, near an animal museum, close to Bryce Canyon and all the activities available there including horseback riding and ATVing. Both are available for rent if you don't have your own. Bryce Canyon town had a small little old town touris area. here is also a gas station with an RV dump and water as well as an RV wash available. (all at a cost)

Overall 4/5
We only used this as a quick stop over but we had a lot of fun watching the pronghorns right beside us. This is about the closest you can get to Bryca Canyon for FREE camping which wins in my books.

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