Rock Canyon Campground


Campground Type
Forest Service / BLM


Campground Details

Open: Seasonal
Number of Sites: 4

About: Rock Canyon Campground is located on scenic Squaw Peak Road, far above Utah Valley, at an elevation of 6,500 feet, and is forested with thick stands of maple, scrub oak, and fir trees which offer plentiful shade. Grassy meadows and wildflowers dot this beautiful campground. Rock Canyon Trail leaves from the campground and offers excellent hiking and biking, and Squaw Peak Trail to the summit can be accessed just before the campground. Rock Canyon is a rock climber's paradise, with hundreds of climbing routes available. Squaw Peak Road is open to mountain biking as well. Stunning views of Rock Canyon and a sliver of Utah Valley and Provo are visible from a turnout just before the campground.

This campground contains four group sites, each named after a notable figure in US Forest Service history. Sites contain group picnic tables and fire rings, and some have serving tables. Campground is primitive with vault toilets, but no water, electricity, or phone. Roads and parking spurs are gravel/dirt, and campground is isolated. Campground host is located at Hope Campground, which you'll pass on your way to Rock Canyon Campground. Please check in with the host on your way to the site.

Fees: Group site, Capacity 45 - $60.00, Group site, Capacity 90 - $100 (2011)

Water: None

Restrooms: Vault Toilet

Directions: From I-15, take the 800 North exit (#272) in Orem, Utah. Proceed east on 800 North (Hwy 52) to the mouth of Provo Canyon. Go left into the canyon on Hwy189 for 2 miles to the Squaw Peak Road turn off. 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.

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