Hipcamp host Darlene J.
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SPECIAL!!! $20/night January - March.

Beginning April 2019 each site is $35/night.

Perfect for stargazing & privacy. Located 5 minutes south ofthe Kanab, Utah border in Arizona.Ghost Horse Ranch offers large shady Cottonwood trees to camp under or any of the spots with fire pits. Easy access 1 block off the main highway but far enough for quiet.

Justpitch your tent anywhere

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SPECIAL!!!  $20/night January - March.  

Beginning April 2019 each site is $35/night.  

Perfect for stargazing & privacy.  Located 5 minutes south of the Kanab, Utah border in Arizona.  Ghost Horse Ranch offers large shady Cottonwood trees to camp under or any of the spots with fire pits.  Easy access 1 block off the main highway but far enough for quiet. 

Just pitch your tent anywhere you choose on 30 acres!!!  Plenty of space away from other campers making all the camping sites very private.  Also, 1 RV spot available with electricity hookup (see Moonlight Ravine).  Generators ok.

If you prefer a "meet and greet", we would be happy to meet you at Ghost Horse Ranch and show you around.  Please give us 1 hour notice if possible.

Great place to stay if you are visiting any of Southern Utah's National Parks, including Zion National Park, North Rim of the Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Bryce Canyon National Canyon (see below list of free days), Coral Pink Sand Dunes, Lake Powell National Recreation Area (swimming, kayaking, boating), Best Friends Animal Sanctuary (free tour & volunteering), Gunsmoke Movie Set and countless other natural retreats await you!  There's hiking, off-roading, bicycling, rock climbing or enjoying the events in town... and so much more!

  • Best Friends Animal Sanctuary 25 minutes away
  • Grand Staircase-Escalante: 15 minutes away
  • Looking for great Slot Canyons? We offer guided horse tours!
  • Zion, 35 minutes away
  • The Wave: 1 hour away (passes required)
  • Grand Canyon North Rim: 1.5 hours away
  • Bryce Canyon: 1 hour away
  • Lake Powell: 1 hour away 


February 15, 16, 17, 2019 We are excited for the 5th ANNUAL BALLOONS & TUNES Roundup in scenic Kanab, Utah. Each year they have nearly 50 Hot Air Balloon Pilots that travel from across the country just to fly among the beautiful vermillion cliffs. Over 3 days, you can see these pilots fly through the Southern Utah skies and each evening listen to 12 bands battle it out for prizes. Join us, February 16, 2019, on Center Street in downtown Kanab for a Balloon Glow and Lantern Festival as the top 3 performing bands play into the night. Stick around till Sunday morning, February 17, for the final Hot Air Balloon launch. Don't miss out on all the fun! 

APRIL 12-13 2019  DISC GOLF TOURNAMENT  Register for the event online at double u- double u- double u, dot, discGolfscene dot com and search for Kanab Campout. Participants will receive a players pack, which will include things like; starter discs, t-shirt, discounts, etc.  

April 20 - Free entrance to Bryce Canyon

August 15-19 Western Legends Roundup - Kanab, Utah

August 25 - Free entrance to Bryce Canyon

September 28 - Free entrance to Bryce Canyon

November 11 Veteran's Day - Free entrance to Bryce Canyon

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, rv & moto...
No. of sites
2 bookable sites
RV details
Pull-in site, max length 30ft
RV hookups
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 6 people per site
Potable water available
Tap, hose
Campfires allowed
Firewood provided, private
No toilet
Dig a cathole, pack it out
Pets allowed
Off leash, on leash
No showers
Bins available
Trash bin
No picnic table
No wifi
Have a question? Send Darlene a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 5% off

You know what would make this trip even better?

Take advantage of these offers available to add to your trip to Ghost Horse Ranch

Guided tour

Guided Horseback Tour

Check out the area on horseback on the scenic red mesa mountains. Don't miss out on this gr...Read more

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Firewood bundle

Start your trip off right with a bundle of firewood waiting for you at your camp for your fi...Read more

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


K Hill Trail just 10 minutes away for dedicated bike trails.


Boating and water skiing about 1 hour away at Lake Powell.


Jackson Flat Reservoir less than 10 minutes away! We haven't fished there yet but hear the fishing is really good.


Too many to list for this area. You won't be disappointed! Check with the BLM office just north of here on hwy89a about 7 mi...Read more

Horseback riding

By appointment only. Or just check out how beautiful they are and feed treats!

Wind sports

Check out Lake Powell about 1 hour away.


Just a few minutes away, from HWY 89A take Jordan Woodhill Trail Road. It deadends then turn Left and follow a few miles to th...Read more


Check out Lake Powell about 1 hour away or Jackson Flat Reservoir 10 minutes away.

Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Ghost Horse Ranch in Arizona.


Soft pink sand to pitch your tent and we haven't found any rocks yet!


Lake Powell a little over 1 hour away.

River, stream or creek

Like to explore? The creek is seasonal from until May then comes back in August if we have rains. Lots of trees and areas to ...Read more


At the end of Pugh Canyon which is located behind the Wendys fast food in Kanab about 15 minutes away. Also all along hwy 89a ...Read more


Places to see near Privacy with a view!

Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park
Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park
9 miles way Explore
Pipe Spring National Monument
Pipe Spring National Monument
15 miles way Explore
Zion National Park
Zion National Park
32 miles way Explore
Bryce Canyon National Park
Bryce Canyon National Park
44 miles way Explore
Kodachrome Basin State Park
Kodachrome Basin State Park
45 miles way Explore
Sand Hollow State Park
Sand Hollow State Park
45 miles way Explore
Quail Creek State Park
Quail Creek State Park
47 miles way Explore
Snow Canyon State Park
Snow Canyon State Park
61 miles way Explore
Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park
67 miles way Explore
Escalante Petrified Forest State Park
Escalante Petrified Forest State Park
73 miles way Explore
Parashant Grand Canyon Parashant National Monument
Parashant Grand Canyon Parashant Nationa...
74 miles way Explore
Otter Creek State Park
Otter Creek State Park
84 miles way Explore
Rainbow Bridge National Monument
Rainbow Bridge National Monument
87 miles way Explore
Beaver Dam State Park Nevada
Beaver Dam State Park Nevada
90 miles way Explore

The vibe at Ghost Horse Ranch

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Hipcamper Andrea
Andrea W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 29th, 2018

This place is GORGEOUS. Its surrounded by red buttes that were one of the filming locations in Westworld. Darlene was so hospitable and gave me a great restaurant recommendation for lunch.

tent lodgingviews of buttes in every directionGeorgia crossing the cool creektons of hammocking opportunities
Hipcamper Darlene
Response from Darlene, the Host, on April 30th, 2018

Thank you for staying with us Andrea! We hope to see you again soon! We really appreciate your ideas and feedback which we plan on implementing right away! Thank you again.

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Hipcamper AJ
Aj M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 28th, 2018

My fiancé and I spent Memorial weekend between Utah and Arizona. The Ghost Horse Ranch felt very private yet spacious. Darlene was kind enough to meet us upon arrival and show us to our campsite. We had a dedicated fire pit and water source to make the essential items easily accessible. The property was covered with bushes for privacy, yet there were a few open spots large enough to setup a tent. Overall, it was a great experience and an accommodating site. We would stay there again!

Hipcamper Chelsea
Chelsea B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 30th, 2018

Darlene and Steve were great, and met me at the site to show me around. The setting is gorgeous, with nice cleared campsites with water & fire pits. They all have access to a little creek with lots of shade. There's enough around that it doesn't feel totally desolate, but sites are far enough apart to provide total privacy. Convenient location close to Kanab.

Hipcamper Ellie
Ellie N.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 3rd, 2018

The location is great but the amenities are very basic with just a hose.

Hipcamper Laura
Laura H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 4th, 2018

Beautiful spot and a great host!

Hipcamper Suvi
Suvi H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 8th, 2018

We had a very nice stay and the place is basic but beautiful. There is a hose with clean fresh water and a place to make a fire. And the host even gave us some firewood. Would definitely stay again!

Hipcamper Darlene
Response from Darlene, the Host, on June 8th, 2018

Thank you for choosing to stay at Ghost Horse Ranch. We are brand new and hope to upgrade as we go along and add more amenities. Thank you for your review and safe travels to you!

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Hipcamper Michael
Michael M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 10th, 2018

Beautiful stargazing area, very private with a nice firepit and the water pump was a lifesaver. Perfect location for excursions to National Parks!

Hipcamper sicily
Sicily K.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 15th, 2018

DO NOT BOOK THIS SITE. ! I expect sometimes that these sites won’t be like the pictures, but in this case, the site was nothing at all like what was described. There was nothing flat or cleared to pitch a tent on, there was no toilet of any kind, and there was no shower, hot or cold. The site was also located right next to the highway.

We ended up not staying there and getting a site down the road. I contacted Darlene two days later to ask for a partial refund (the cost of our other camping). We paid Darlene $154 for 3 nights, and I requested she refund $69 ( the cost for three nights at our other campsite), thereby still leaving her money for literally nothing. She refused, saying we should have contacted her earlier. While that may be true, we had no cell or internet service and contacted her as soon as we were able. This made no difference to her, and she refused again, not responding to any other contact.

Terrible site, unfriendly host, absolutely nothing like the listing. They posted one picture of the site, and everything else is pictures of somewhere else. Do not book this site.

Hipcamper Darlene
Response from Darlene, the Host, on September 28th, 2018

Dear Sicily, I am happy to refund you your requested amount but you put up your inaccurate review before you gave me time to respond! For starters, our campsite has excellent reception for cell phones (you said you could not call me). I have only had tent campers with exception to someone who stayed after you, and no one has had any issue finding a place to camp in their tent. The entire property is flat except the stairs leading down to the bathroom and shower which you claim you couldn't find. I also state in my listing that if you give me 1 hour notice that I will meet you at the property. I didn't hear from you until 2 days AFTER your scheduled arrival date. You also need to state the facts. All of the pictures are from my facility, not "somewhere else" as you said in your review. Safe travels.

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Hipcamper Debi
Debi P.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 26th, 2018

We really enjoyed our stay at Ghost Horse Ranch. We used it as a base camp to visit Bryce, Grand Canyon North Rim, Kodachrome Basin. Coral Sand Dunes, and a bit of Grand Staircase Escalante NM. The campground is a work in progress but that did not distract from the beauty of the surrounding area. It is just a few minutes from Kanab, making it very easy to get ice and groceries or go out for a meal. We loved the privacy.

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