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Monte Cristo Recreation Mecca

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· Utah
30 acres
1 site
1 RV/Tent
We grew up recreating in this area.  Our family still has the annual tradition of snowmobiling from Monte Cristo, stopping for lunch at Hardware Ranch, and continuing on to Bear Lake.  The trails are endless in these mountains and the solitude abundant.  Our property is smack in the middle between Monte Cristo parking lot and Hardware Ranch.  It is the perfect location to set up camp and be ready hit the trails first thing in the morning.  We bought this land because of the wonderful location and because we wanted to build our dream yurt (coming winter 2019!).   Learn more about this land: Private land camping between Hardware Ranch and Monte Cristo with fabulous views and stunning sunsets. This area is a recreation mecca with access to miles and miles of national forest trails less than a mile away! Dirt biking, riding ATVs, horse back riding, and hiking are all very popular and very accessible. You can't beat this location if you love the outdoors, enjoy solitude, and crave backcountry recreation!
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Utah, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Jocilyn F.Joined in May 2019
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 3 hours
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23 ratings · 19 reviews
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Patrick M.recommends
October 24, 2022
Monte Cristo Camping
Tent camping surrounded by nature
We had a great time tent camping at the lower spot. There is plenty of room for a few tents or camper vehicle. The drive in was not too bad. It is a gravel road and I would recommend a 4WD vehicle with some clearance for ruts and the expected wear in the road. There is a small fire pit that we used for some cooking and warmth. We had a great time enjoying nature, some quiet, the stars, and wild life. I would stay here again. Things to consider: There is a yurt a couple hundred feet up the driveway that other guests stay at. During our stay the guests were in and out, driving by our campground twice a day with 2-3 vehicles. There are some other campers a few hundred feet away but no one else is in the immediate camping area. There is a nice view. Some walking is allowed however there are a lot of sings for private property neighboring the camp ground.
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Shelby W.recommends
October 3, 2022
Monte Cristo Camping
This campsite is quiet, secluded and there is abundant nature to enjoy! Surprisingly I was able to get some service with my phone (verizon) so that was a great plus! We saw deer and a moose (from a far distance!) while we were setting up and the views were amazing. Unfortunately, a lightening storm rolled through and I did not stay the entire evening as I had decided a rooftop tent was likely not the safest place to be in those conditions (if only we could control the weather!) and I was bummed to miss out on a serene morning here. If we are traveling through the area in the future, I would stay here again!
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Chad S.recommends
August 1, 2022
Monte Cristo Camping
It’s a great spot with a great view.
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Mike G.recommends
July 12, 2022
Monte Cristo Camping
Highly recommended
Really, really beautiful and quiet campsite, 6 miles down a dirt/gravel road in the western foothills of the Monte Cristo range. The road was in good shape; you do need a little bit of clearance to get the very last little bit to the site, but all in all pretty easy driving given how remote it feels. There are some key logistics for access, but the host provides really clear instructions and maps and is super responsive and helpful if something comes up. A memorable site for sure.
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Jared Pooch M.recommends
July 3, 2022
Monte Cristo Camping
Great views, isolated campsite, plenty of trails and wildlife! We will revisit!
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Lindsay W.recommends
June 28, 2022
Monte Cristo Camping
This is our second time and we loved it as much as the first time! We will be back again next year!
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Duane K.recommends
June 12, 2022
Monte Cristo Camping
Awesome!!!
This spot is AWESOME!! Don’t hesitate to book it!! Very scenic and remote, but access was easy. Host is so great! Answered all our questions and provided us with everything we needed! We will be back FOR SURE!!!!
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Delaney H.recommends
June 2, 2022
Monte Cristo Camping
great hosts! willing to work with you and accommodate!
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Mary L.recommends
May 23, 2022
Monte Cristo Camping
Practice trip- New Camper Van!!
This was a very peaceful and quiet place to stay with some beautiful views in the distance. There is a seven or 8 mile stretch of dirt road…a bit bumpy for the van, but no problem at all. The padlock to the yellow gate is a little bit tricky as there is a padlock and a key box visible and of course one assumes the key will fit one of them. No! The right “glass slipper,” if you will is hidden! Suspended underneath the locked rectangular gate latch area. So be mindful of that. The trip from Salt Lake took almost 2 hours with stops. I would say I’d go there again, but only if I could spend more than one night. Thanks for the hospitality and the late checkout since nobody was on our heels coming in! Amazing!!
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Crystal I.recommends
May 14, 2022
Monte Cristo Camping
Picturesque Landscape
The instructions on how to get to the campsite were helpful and easy to follow. There was lots of space to place different equipment around the campsite and very secluded. Really beautiful view of the mountain and hillside, the sunsets right over them so it’s a lovely evening view. In the evenings there were many deer roaming around the outskirts and we really enjoyed that. Be mindful of the weather beforehand, we went went during a brisk time of year and there’s no trees or shrubbery to shelter you from any potential wind. Last thing to know is please remember to bring your own toilet as there is no running water. The owners are really responsive and will be able to answer any additional questions you may have about the land.
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Rhonda H.recommends
September 8, 2021
Monte Cristo Camping
Great site! Perfect for our needs.
The campsite was perfect for our needs and Jocilyn was a great host! She was a great communicator and helped us navigate a minor hiccup during “check in.” The site was beautiful and spacious, and it was great to be able to let the dogs run around off leash. There was a burn ban when we went, but Jocilyn gave us a heads up so we were able to plan accordingly. Would definitely stay here again!
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Glen B.recommends
August 21, 2021
Monte Cristo Camping
On the Prairie
This one is way out there! Literally 6 miles of wash boards dirt road followed by a scramble up an even more primative road. If it has been raining 4 wheel drive is a must. But then you get there you are literally where the Buffalo roam. The coyotes talk back and forth and in the distance you can hear the cows bellow. The clouds obscured the stars for us, but if not you are in absolute darkness and urban light pollution hasn't been invented yet. Thank you for the opportunity to experience life 100 years ago!
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Amber M.recommends
August 15, 2021
Monte Cristo Camping
Great stay.
Quiet. Perfect to let the kids and dogs run. No problem with getting a 23’ toy hauler in there.
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Chris E.recommends
August 1, 2021
Monte Cristo Camping
Great camping spot. Very secluded, fantastic views!
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Tony V.recommends
June 29, 2021
Monte Cristo Camping
Great hostess, phenomenal property. Looking forward to coming back.
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Lindsay W.recommends
June 28, 2021
Monte Cristo Camping
We had the most amazing time! The land is great! So peaceful and quiet and the only bugs were hundreds and hundreds of butterflies (and no mosquitos!) The property has a gorgeous view where we watched the sunset every night. Jocilyn was so accommodating and even arranged for us to pick up the key right by our house which was a huge timeesaver! It is a little tricky to find, but Jocilyn provided us with detailed instructions and maps that made it easier to find. We cannot wait to book again and make more amazing memories!
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Lisa L.recommends
October 12, 2020
Monte Cristo Camping
Great views! Nice spot.
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Blair K.recommends
September 21, 2020
Monte Cristo Camping
Utah High Desert Gem
Friendly and responsive hosts. Beautiful, quiet high desert location. Aspens and sagebrush. Exactly what I had hoped for. Thank you Jocilyn and Trevor.
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Matt B.recommends
August 23, 2020
Monte Cristo Camping
Loved it!
Hosts were communicative and accommodating. The directions were perfect and we had no issues. The campsite is at the base of a mountain and there are great trails for ATV's etc. Super fun, we will definitely go back.
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