Free Camping in Utah


Utah is one of those states that keeps making you go back. For being one of the smallest states in the west, it has so much to offer. So much to offer in terms of things to do outdoors. Hikers and mountain bikers will both claim that it has some of the best trails in the US, plus you get a beautiful ski mountain in Park City, the unique beauty of the Bonneville Salt Flats and the feeling like you are on another planet in the south amongst some crazy rock formations and high walls.

Free Camping in Utah

While you are exploring, there is no need to force yourself to stay in one location or wonder if a hotel or AirBNB is going to break the bank. Utah has incredible free camping from north to south, from east to west and all four corners.

Here are some of our favorite spots.

Monument Valley

This was probably our most favorite place to boondock for a couple days. There is really no other place like this. The Navajo call it Tsé Biiʼ Ndzisgaii which translates to valley of rocks. This land is sacred and owned by the Navajo, so respect their land.


This area is for someone who wants to stay put for 14 days and have access to mountain biking trails and Zion National Park. A pro or con to certain people is that there is data. Verizon 4 bars. Remote workers flock here.


There are two places in Utah that are the top mountain biking destinations in the state and the top in the United States. Park City and Moab. Moab also has Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park right at its door step. With the onslaught of people the area is making a lot of their boondocking pay to play, so when you visit make sure to clean up after yourself so they don't make it all that way.


Lastly Kanab. Some of the best hikes we have been on are in this area and it's just outside of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. While you are there if you are an animal lover, go check out Best Friends Animal Society. They are the largest no-kill animal shelter in the United States. This is the location that received the Michael Vick dogs a/k/a Vicktory dogs.

So enjoy your time and if you need further recommendations for Utah, reach out or follow along!

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We became full time RVers in 2016 to explore the US. Now roaming in a van we highlight hikes, road trip attractions and free camping.


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