Hipcamp host Darlene
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Spread out and enjoy the scenery!  Located 5 minutes south of the Kanab, Utah border in Arizona.   Ghost Horse Ranch offers shady 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.   Buckskin Tavern within a 2 minute drive for a nice cold beer or dine at Juniper Ridge Restaurant less then 3 minutes away. Continue reading...

Spread out and enjoy the scenery!  Located 5 minutes south of the Kanab, Utah border in Arizona.  Ghost Horse Ranch offers shady 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.  Buckskin Tavern within a 2 minute drive for a nice cold beer or dine at Juniper Ridge Restaurant less then 3 minutes away.  Lunch & dinner served at Cowboy Butte with hearty portions within a 5 minute drive.  Many more restaurants within a 10 minute drive.  Also fast food 7  minutes away including:  McDonalds, Wendy's, & Subway.

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 Celeste RV).  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.

Take day trips to visit many of Southern Utah's sites, including Zion National Park, North Rim of the Grand Canyon, Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Bryce Canyon National Canyon, Coral Pink Sand Dunes (think ATV), Lake Powell National Recreation Area (think swimming, kayaking, boating), Best Friends Animal Sanctuary (think 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? Check with our local guides–we have several close by
  • 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 


Directions to Ghost Horse Ranch:  From 89A heading South from Kanab heading toward Fredonia, Arizona:  You will see some industrial looking tanks and buildings on the left hand side of the road.  (If you pass the Closed Checkpoint station or the Red Pueblo Museum, you have gone too far).  On the Right hand side of the road you will see a big blue ADOT sign.  Turn RIGHT onto the gravel road immediately after you pass the blue ADOT sign.  When you see a house, turn LEFT in front of the house and go straight.  


September 27, 2018 Car Show in Glendale, Utah (30 minutes drive).

Guided Horse rides by appointment.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, rv & moto...
No. of sites
5 bookable sites
RV details
Not specified
RV hookups
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 4 people per site
Potable water available
Tap, hose
No fires
Bring your own camping stove
No toilet
Dig a cathole, pack it out
Pets allowed
Off leash, on leash
No showers
Bins available
Trash bin
Picnic table available
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
River, stream or creek
Hot spring
Swimming hole
Horseback riding
Wind sports
Wildlife watching
Snow sports
Whitewater paddling

The vibe at Ghost Horse Ranch

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Hipcamper Andrea
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.

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

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

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

Beautiful spot and a great host!

Hipcamper Suvi
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
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
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
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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