What a wonderful camping experience, with some extra frills! The property is gorgeous and Daniela is super chill and helpful. 85 during the day and 60 at night, the shaded porch and cowboy tub kept us cool...and the propane fire pit kept us warm (fire season so no wood - small fee for the propane). Plates, silverware and a few pots and pans provided as well as a little coffee maker, as well as lots of clean towels for the shower. Be sure to bring all the rest of your cooking gear/salt pepper oils etc with you.
We went ATVing around the property with was AMAZING. Wear long sleeves and pants if you want to avoid scratches and poison oak, but other than that it was super rad. Daniela is a great host!
Hiked Snake something trail (check AllTrails) about a mile away which was really pretty and took under 2 hours and is partially shaded. Convenience store/market about 15 mins away for ice and extras that don’t fit in the mini fridge!
Rustic camping...with most of the amenities! The host (Rod) and his darling pup Zuke really outfitted the place, with picnic benches, fire grills (made on the ranch!), firewood, extra seating, and a spigot right there in camp. No one was there when we were there so Rod was kind enough to let us stay in the meadow campsite (4 I think?). We spent evenings roaming around the property and chilling at the campsites (which are spaced out enough for privacy). The only downer was that there weren't any showers like advertised (or we weren't able to find them) so we got a little extra dirty than had hoped. Rod was kind enough to give us directions to a calmer stream about 3 miles back that is very swim-able and totally fun to take a few floaties to and make a day of it!
We had a lovely time staying in this quaint Hogan. Located on a beautiful desert landscape next to our host's (Anthony's) home is nestled their yellow family hogan. We were on our way from Zion to Santa Fe and needed a place to stay for the night, and this Hogan was a nice "luxury" to the camping we've done. Wood fire stove (which we didn't need, helloooo hot outside), 3 cots, a small kitchen prep area, toaster oven, and a few lights inside. The dirt floors are lined with rubber mats and the windows anointed with curtains that provide darkness that let us sleep in 30 mins past the sunrise.
Anthony was very kind in greeting us upon arrival, alongside his two sweet dogs (a little nervous at first, but sweet all the while). In fact, we even left our lantern at the hogan and he has been kind and responsive to help return it to us. This was a great place for us to stay at while we were passing through - it allowed us to not unpack the car and give us a comfortable rest before we left again on our journey. If our travels send us through Gallop again we'd most definitely stay here.
Two tips: 1) If you are traveling at night, you won't be able to spot this yellow beauty from the road, so be sure to ask Anthony for more detailed directions. 2) there are a number of off-leash dogs on the main road coming into their place, so drive slow and watch for them!
Water Canyon Cliffside was indeed one of the most beautiful places we've ever stayed to camp at. Stunning canyon views, and for us, very private sites. There was one other group there at the same time, so it was peaceful, quiet, and beautiful. The host, Brad, was incredibly responsive and helpful during (and after) our stay when we were trying to find some lost gear!
We went during dry season, but was very glad to have our Subaru to get up to the site! AWD was required to get up past the initial rocky driveway. Also note the review about the bordering town of Hildale as it is certainly not your run-of-the mill city, so read up before you head on down.
Such an incredible space, we hope to come back again and hike some of the canyons around the sites.