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Indian Canyon Ranch

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· Utah
20 acres
7 sites
5 Lodging
2 RV/Tent
Joe purchased this property in 2008. At that time it was 8 acres it is currently now at 20 acres continuous property. The ranch is situated 2 miles off the highway on the edge of the vast national forest, areas this gives you a feeling of being in the wilderness. The south and east sides are boarded by canyons and ruins. All other properties in the area or 10 acres or more so are well spread out and sparsely populated. All the structures on site were brought here piece by piece and were salvaged from construction projects in Yosemite and Grand Canyon national parks. Water is manually hauled in so please be conscious of water use. 
Activities
Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Natural features
Desert
Forest
Canyon
Mountainous
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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 Joe T.Joined in August 2020
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 2 hours
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59 ratings · 53 reviews
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Mervin C.recommends
November 1, 2022
Sunset Trailer
Joe is very friendly and he made sure that we will have a nice and comfortable night. The place is really awesome plus the sunset is incredibly extraordinary and the nightsky is pretty entertaining because of the amount of start that you can see. Definitely will comeback next time i visit Utah
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Shari W.
June 25, 2022
The Slabs, Primitive Camping
Pretty hot and windy the day we set up. Windy conditions along with a lot of dust made it difficult to set up and enjoy the camp. Would be a good place to camp in cooler less windy conditions. Host was great and accommodating.
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Emeline M.recommends
May 24, 2022
The Grove, Private Tent #1
En pleine nature
Lieu mignon, convivial autour d'un feu ; Hôte très réactif et présent ; Coin cuisine très bien aménagé ; Idem pour le coin toilette (mais pas d'eau)
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Catherine M.recommends
May 18, 2022
The Slabs, Primitive Camping
Great spot, dog friendly!
Joe’s place was great! Plenty of open space for us and the dog to roam, very quiet, truly feels like and escape from the world. It also has wonderful fire pits, shared kitchen space and Wi-Fi. Joe is also very friendly, so are river and bear his dogs and informative on the area. I would highly recommend it and look forward to staying again when I’m in that neck of the woods! Plus if you’re lucky maybe you’ll get some delicious eggs from his hens!
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Tony F.recommends
April 1, 2022
The Slabs, Primitive Camping
Make sure and check out the ruins!
We loved camping at Joe’s. He’s a great host who strives to make all of his guests very comfortable. Can’t wait to stay here again next time we are in the area.
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Aimee L.recommends
March 30, 2022
The Grove, Private Tent #1
We weren't able to stay due to weather but host kept us up to speed and offered helpful solutions.
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Starr E.recommends
March 26, 2022
The Grove, Private Tent #1
This place was amazing! Joe is super accommodating and quick to respond. We will be back!
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Starr E.recommends
March 24, 2022
Sunset Trailer
Joe’s place was a dream! We loved it. We stayed in the clean,cozy camper and a tent. It was fixed up so neat. Joe was super responsive to help us get set up and answer questions. It was quiet and peaceful, and I wish we could have stayed a month!
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Megan R.recommends
October 26, 2021
Indian Feather Camper
Relaxing, Chill, Good Reset
Indian Feather Camper was a great experience. His outdoor kitchen is well equipped with cutlery, pots, pans, stove, ect. The outhouse was clean. Also, impressive how eco friendly and the amount of work Joe has put into the property. The camper was well decorated and I would def. go back in the summer time for a girls trip.
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Emily S.doesn't recommend
October 21, 2021
Indian Feather Camper
Only for those with 4WD
Dont bother booking unless you have 4WD. Host did not send us any instructions or directions prior to our trip, and it is very difficult to find the place in the dark using the google map image that he includes on his listing as his "directions." Got stuck in the mud of his "driveway" and just about scraped the oil pan off the rental car getting to the site. Was informed when we arrived that water had been shut off since it had been getting down to freezing at night, so couldnt use the solar shower. The communal kitchen area was covered in InfoWars bumper stickers and other assorted conspiracy theory nonsense, so I certainly didnt feel welcome there. The property itself is wildly beautiful and the trailer is cute, but I would recommend staying at one of the many other off-grid/glamping hipcamps close by.
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Britny B.recommends
October 2, 2021
Indian Feather Camper
Indian Canyon Ranch is the place to be! Quiet, no light pollution, amazing hiking, lakes close by, and so much more. I planned a trip for my husbands birthday, we both loved it soooo much we are planning trips down there for next year! Beyond beautiful place! Joe is amazing and very helpful! He cares for his place very dearly and wants all his guests to have an experience of a lifetime! I can’t wait for next year to be here, I miss being at Indian Canyon Ranch! Thank you Joe, for being the best host!
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Wendee W.recommends
September 1, 2021
Indian Feather Camper
Love this cute camper!
The Indian Feather Camper is a pleasant stay in a cozy little camper. We had a short visit, but enjoyed our time at this camp. The camp trailer is really cute inside and out. There is a bed and the table also converts to a bed. There is also running water inside which I thought was a really nice amenity. The host also provides towels and extra bedding. Your host, Joe, is super nice and friendly. He showed us around the property and even recommended a nearby hike. If you'd like to spend a day at the lake, he will give you recommendations as well. Joe has built this campground from reused parts and pieces from Yosemite and The Grand Canyon. It's really interesting to hear some of his stories and it's nice to see a host reducing waste a recycling old building parts and such. There is an outhouse on property along with a shower house and community kitchen area. You have access to Wifi, running water, camp stoves, a fire pit, and outhouse facilities. There are more camp trailers around the property besides this camper, so you may have neighbors, but everything feels private. If you have a low clearance vehicle, you may want to check with the host before arriving. We came after there had been some strong rain and the road was pretty bumpy in spots. We were in a 4x4, so it wasn't a problem. Thanks Joe!
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Becky S.recommends
August 16, 2021
Beam’s Camp, Primitive Camping
Joe was a super nice guy. We should have known better than try to camp in a primitive site without getting more information. We almost didn’t get in or out. The roads are absolutely horrible for a couple miles. You need 4wd and very high clearance. If you want electric you can park next to Joes house to plug into solar- nice of him to offer but we opted not to.. We hiked about 15 minutes to some ruins nearby. His dogs are very friendly.
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Morgan T.
August 13, 2021
The Grove, Private Tent #1
A Great Setup Overall
I’d say I have mixed feelings about the campsite - for a little bit more you could stay at one of Joe’s structures and I think have a more enjoyable time. I think the lounge setup/ community kitchen area is nice, as is the shower! There is wifi, it took a bit to start up and was slow, but to have wifi in general out there is a nice touch. The road in is very rough, which Joe mentions. His directions are spot on, and he and the pups were there to greet as well. If I stayed again, it would be in one of the trailers for sure.
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Melissa S.recommends
July 29, 2021
The Grove, Private Tent #1
We were the only guests the night of our stay. Joe met us at arrival and showed us to camp. Kitchen was equipped with all the cookware we needed and the outhouse/shower house were clean and close to camp. Although a ways off the main road, from IRC it was a short drive to the Needles area of Canyonlands and not far from Moab and Arches. Would recommend for those looking to explore this part of Utah!
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Wei Z.recommends
July 10, 2021
The Grove, Private Tent #1
Very comfortable camping experience. Love the tranquility of the place. Shower, stove, and internet are a huge plus. Road is a little rough though.
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Susan P.
July 10, 2021
Beam’s Camp, Primitive Camping
Low cost place to camp for 1 night
Arrived late and it wasn't clear where the bathrooms were. Our stay was mostly about a low cost place to stay the night so not a major issue. But I would not have booked it if I knew there would not at least be an outhouse. I realize that we arrived late and left before we met the hosts so it's possible there was one and we just couldn't find it. But for future campers it would be good to make a sign so people can easily locate the biff on there own.
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Leslie S.recommends
June 30, 2021
Beam’s Camp, Primitive Camping
Loved it l!
We loved camping here! It’s such a beautiful area and Joe is an awesome host. All 4 of us that stayed definitively plan on coming back. There’s a nice kitchen area set up with a sink and propane stove. The composting outhouse and shower were clean and well built. Follow his written instructions on the way in and you’ll have no problem finding the place.
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Becky G.recommends
June 27, 2021
Indian Feather Camper
Super fun little camper in an otherwise awesome space that Joe has created. We loved the view of the stars at night. The community kitchen was perfect for the coffee we brought and I loved the outdoor shower with a view. Joe was super helpful especially when we arrived late and had a little trouble finding it. I would definitely recommend coming during the daylight at least the first night!
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Georgia L.recommends
June 21, 2021
The Grove, Private Tent #1
Camping perfection
It was so nice have tent ready for our arrival AND loaded with sleeping pads! The area was was beautifully lit at night and had cozy camping vibe with beautiful virws
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Georgia L.recommends
June 20, 2021
The Grove, Private Tent #1
Look no further you found it!
You want to feel in touch with nature, be in a central location to awesome sites but not in a busy area, and want to fulfill your wanderlust vibes? Well look no further you have found it! No pitching your own tent in the dark here and accidentally hammering your toe. Joe T has your spot up and ready for your arrival. Carefully lit path to guide you at night. Don’t even get me started on the view…. You might want to skip the touristy sites and just explore here. Don’t get me started on the amazing canyon and night sky because I could write about that for days!
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Squirt C.recommends
June 20, 2021
Indian Feather Camper
Would come back anytime!
Joe was an amazing host! The camper was just what we needed after night is tent camping. We only used the sink in the kitchen area but he had everything you could need! He built a great fire that us and the other campers that night gathered around for some beverages and great convo. Highly recommend and pay close attention to his directions!
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Ruby W.recommends
June 16, 2021
The Grove, Private Tent #1
Joe was amazing! We got there really late at night and he made sure to stay awake and help us arrive safely. The property was gorgeous and the location CANT be beat, will definitely be back!
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Chris S.recommends
June 11, 2021
The Slabs, Primitive Camping
The Best Ever
Joe is an absolute gentleman and scholar. He took great care of us while we camped for one night under the beautiful Utah night sky. Two words to describe the experience: complete serenity. All of this notion thanks to Joe. He even maybe offered us spaghetti. We actually do not fully know if he was offering. He just mentioned that he was cooking pasta with a red sauce. Something tells me that if I displayed my hunger, he would've been happy to feed us. The instructions to arrive via backroads were nothing short of precise. Go Joe, and think no Mo.
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Alex H.recommends
June 7, 2021
Beam’s Camp, Primitive Camping
Nice quiet spot in the trees. Great host who has put in alot of work to make this a comfortable camp.
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Jake T.recommends
June 6, 2021
The Grove, Private Tent #1
This campsite was awesome! Joe was super friendly and accommodating and you can tell he has put a lot of work into this place. The shower was nice and he even had a fridge and a place to charge our phones and we had plenty of privacy at our tent as well. Overall a really good place to stay for the money and I can’t recommend it enough!
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Jourdyn L.recommends
June 3, 2021
The Grove, Private Tent #1
Perfect Camping Getaway
My friend and I loved staying at this campsite! Joe was very friendly, generous, and helpful. While we were there, we met some other campers too - you would’ve thought they all had known Joe for years by their laughter and stories. Though the campsite is pretty far from the main roads, Joe’s directions were spot on. In hindsight, we would’ve rented a car that could handle off-roading a bit better but our Honda Civic made it just fine. I highly recommend this campsite!
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Eric D.recommends
May 30, 2021
Beam’s Camp, Primitive Camping
Awesome spot
Driving across country and needed a last minute stop. Found this place. Directions were spot on had no issues finding the place. Joe was amazing met us outside directed us to our site. Also invited us to the main house for a bbq and some live music. Wish we could have spent another day or two hanging out.
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Julia M.recommends
May 30, 2021
The Grove, Private Tent #1
Joe is an incredible host who offers a unique, communal camping experience - it’s a gem hidden in an already beautiful area. The off-grid setting that he’s established is nothing short of remarkable. Thank you so much for having me, I’ll definitely be back!
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Misty P.recommends
May 30, 2021
The Grove, Private Tent #1
Sadly I didn’t get to my camp site Due to technical difficulties on my part but they were very kind and offered me my money back they responded quickly will definitely try them again someday
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