Park-hopping through the Utah wilderness? Check in at Horsethief Campground, nestled in the stretch of open desert between Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park. If sprawling views of desert valleys speckled with tamarisk trees is your jam, you’ll be in paradise here. RVs and tents are welcome at this spot. Bonus: staying at Horsethief means you’ll always be only 18 minutes away from Dead Horse Point State Park (yes, that’s really the name).
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
56 sites
Up to guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.

Horseback riding
Off-roading (OHV)
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Horsethief Campground.

River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
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Hipcamper Julie & Andy
Julie & Andy M.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 31st, 2018

Loved Horsetheif! We didn't book any sites in Canyonlands in advance and they were all booked up when we visited. The camp host was especially awesome and you can purchase firewood here! 10/10 would camp again.

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Hipcamper Ryan
Ryan R.
didn't provide a recommendation.
April 26th, 2017

Good location for access to Moab, Arches, Dead Horse Point State Park and Canyonlands. The campground is quite large so expect of have company while camping here. Lots of BLM land to explore around this area as well!

Hipcamper Alyssa
Alyssa M.
recommends this listing.
March 8th, 2017

Camping here is INCREDIBLE. The views are unreal if you get a good spot. It's first come first serve so show up earlier in the day and pay for your spot and leave some things out to mark that it's taken. There isn't much tree cover but it gets breezy at night. This is a great spot if you are visiting Canyonlands and Dead Horse Point. I would also recommend mountain biking or hiking in Dead Horse Point. The whole trail has amazing views.

Hipcamper Greg
Greg M.
didn't provide a recommendation.
November 1st, 2015

Great location for a Moab trip. Less than 30 minutes to Arches, Dead Horse, and Canyonlands. Terrific high desert views and even a little nice hiking trail on the grounds.

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Hipcamper Clarise S.
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July 31st, 2018
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July 24th, 2017
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April 26th, 2017
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February 23rd, 2017
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January 28th, 2017
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January 25th, 2017
Moab Field Office
United States
Phone Number
(435) 259-2100
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38.584° N, 109.813° W
Tent / RV / Trailer: 56 Sites
(Up to people per site)