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Coordinates: 38.326271, -111.364098
We found this place on freecampsites.net. This spot is nicely located between Torrey, 5 miles west, and Capitol reefs entrance 3 miles east. Torrey is a cute little town with some restaurants and a farmers market on Saturdays. And well… Capitol Reef is simply a gorgeous not too busy National Park. With its red rock formations and green fruit valley , it’s a great place to visit for a couple of days.
The road in is dirt and pretty bumpy, so be careful with bigger rigs. There are about 10-15 camp spots very close to the red rocks. Some spots are more levelled than others , I suggest you first Check them out by foot before driving over. There are some trees, bushes, fire pits and trails starting right from that place. The camp spots are suitable for tents, cars, vans and campers, although it can be pretty windy at times. There are some tucked away spots, surrounded by the mountains, which will be perfect to set up a tent.
We’ve seen quite some people coming and going, mostly they stayed for the night waiting for a spot at the campground in the park. During day time we were often alone, which was great. This place is about 300ft from the UT 24 , a well paved road, which isn’t very busy, thus not much noise, especially not at night.
We found a spot next to a tree close to the mountains and a bit further away from the road. We stayed for 5 days and enjoyed beautiful sunsets, walked awesome trails, made a bonfire, ate marsh mellows, let the cats roam free and visited Torrey’s farmers market. It was all good! Oh and there is Verizon signal, not the strongest, but at least I could talk to my mom overseas
Cat satisfaction: 🐈🐈🐈🐈🐈