Welcome to Capitol Reef Country! Road to the Sun Ranch is located in beautiful Grover, Utah along Scenic Highway 12 near the base of Boulder Mountain, 6 miles from the quaint town of Torrey and a short 15 mile drive from Capitol Reef National Park. Our location provides travelers with an ideal base camp for exploring the natural wonders of this region of Southern Utah. The p
Welcome to Capitol Reef Country! Road to the Sun Ranch is located in beautiful Grover, Utah along Scenic Highway 12 near the base of Boulder Mountain, 6 miles from the quaint town of Torrey and a short 15 mile drive from Capitol Reef National Park. Our location provides travelers with an ideal base camp for exploring the natural wonders of this region of Southern Utah. The property consists of mostly pasture land, desert sage, pinyon pine trees & panoramic mountain views. The surrounding area offers amazing scenery and endless outdoor opportunities! We have a single (self check-in) RV/Van/Trailer campsite complete with water, power, WiFi & picnic table (no sewer hookups). All campers must be fully self-contained, clean up after pets and pack out any trash (no bathroom facilities are available). Recommended max trailer length is 28'.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Flexible
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Natural features you'll find at Road to the Sun Ranch in Utah.
Capitol Reef National Park & Grand Staircase Escalante are nearby
Dixie National Forest access within 2 miles of the property
Boulder Mountain nearby
River, stream, or creek
Fremont River, Carcass Creek and numerous others nearby
Single Tree Falls nearby
Seasonal livestock and equestrian operations
Gravel driveway access from county maintained dirt road
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
Simple home on the ranch!
After being in crowed and loud public campgrounds nonstop for a week, this was a nice change of pace. The pasture was fun to walk my dog in. He loved frolicking and meeting the cows at the fence. The partial hookups worked just fine. The host, Zach, absolutely blew me away though! I asked for specific guidance on hikes and activities to take my dog on, and man did he deliver! We even swapped dog pictures! Beautiful area where you go from pine forests to desert rock formations within a few miles. Lots to see and do if you are outdoorsy. I also loved escaping the Phoenix heat to be in the 80’s wahoo!!!
Cool mountain air, warm sunshine
My partner and I recommend Road to the Sun Ranch to anyone who passes through the area!
We had the opportunity to meet Zach himself. He's a kind human with a welcoming attitude. We watched the sunset together and shared travel stories. It's clear that him and his wife are seasoned RV'ers and dispersed campers. As such, their listing includes all the comforts and necessities one could hope for in a basecamp. They set this piece of land up for their own recreational use and visitation, a respite from their lives in the City, but they rent it out when they're away. So if it's good enough for Zach, it'll be great for you!
For those with self contained camper vans, or just needing an affordable and private place to sleep for the night this is the spot for you. Wifi, string lights, a panoramic view of Boulder mountain, and close proximity to some vista overlooks makes this a must visit spot. An added bonus is there's really no wrong way to set up for the night. There are a couple of designated tent sites with flat, soft, sandy pads, as well as a large lawn for more flexible set ups. There's even a fire pit with chopped wood near by (when allowed for by state, and local regulations). However, campers beware, this spot doesn't have a restroom (yet). The nearest one is a 5 minute drive to a gas station. But do check the listing before writing this spot off if thats a deal beaker for you, Zach said they are working on the bathroom situation.
P.S. Take Zach and I's word for it... make the drive on Hwy 12 towards the top of Boulder mountain for sunrise. You wont regret it.
Great location and Zach is very professional and courteous. Very strong flash flood hit the area at night. We use tent and kids got scared. We went in the car,anc Zach called to check on us. He let us use the garage to be safe, although it was not advertised. Thank you but that Zach! Went we went back to the tent after the storm ended I thought there so d a pool under the tent. Surprisingly there was no water at all as the Tent site was built water to drain out… Nearby-1 mile away-are lots of stores. WiFi worked great!
Nice spot to camp for a few nights. My kids loved the cows and horses. It was a tight squeeze to get through the gate. The ditches of the main road to get in were pretty washed away so it made it a tight turn to get through the gate. I'm guessing this isn't normal.
Thanks for a great spot!
Road to the sun is a hidden gem.
What a hidden gem. Beautiful view, lovely spot to park and all the amenities you could need. We missed the sunset as we were eating. Easy to get to and so close to the Capital Reef National Park.