Bear Canyon Campground
Forest Service / BLM
Number of Sites: 9
About: Bear Canyon Campground is situated on the boundary of the Mount Nebo Wilderness Area just off the Nebo Loop Scenic Byway, elevation 6,200 feet. Aspen and fir trees line this campground, which sits in a large grassy meadow, but shade is very limited in the campsites. Salt Creek runs adjacent to the site, offering rainbow trout fishing. Bear Canyon Trail, for hiking, biking, and horses, begins at the campground entrance.
This campground contains three large group sites with picnic tables, serving tables, BBQ grills, and fire rings with benches. Sites A and B can accommodate up to 75 people each, Site C up to 50 people. Flush toilets and a flagpole are located near Site A. Vault toilets are also provided. Roads, parking spurs, and walking paths within the site are paved.
The Mount Nebo Wilderness Area is brimming with beautiful mountain scenery, pristine waters, abundant wildlife, and vibrant summer wildflowers. Numerous hiking, biking, and horse trails begin a short distance from the campground. The Nebo Loop Scenic Byway stretches 37 miles through high alpine terrain, forests, and meadows. Devil's Kitchen Geological Area is 6 miles away with a 1/2-mile roundtrip trail to interesting red rock hoodoos.
Fees: $14 (2011)
Water: Non-potable water only
Restrooms: Vault Toilet
Directions: From Highway 15, at Nephi exit 225, go east on Highway 132 about 6 miles to the Scenic Byway. Turn left then go north 3.5 miles to the Bear Canyon turnoff. Follow to left, Ponderosa is 1/2 mile up Bear Canyon. The Bear Canyon Campground is located at the end of the road, past the Ponderosa Campground.
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