The park is amazing, with incredible views. It’s less crowded than the nearby National Parks, which can make it easier to find parking spots. The trails are easy hikes, with little elevation changes. It truly looks like a mini-Grand Canyon, and in fact shares some of the same canyons as next-door Canyonlands NP. Best of all, if you have dogs, they’re allowed on all the trails! That’s a nice change from National Parks (where they are seldom allowed on trails).

Campground Tips

Kayenta campground is the closest to the Basin Overlook and the spots are nice, level, and spaced far apart. Electrical hookup is available, but no water – so fill up before coming. Wingate campground is fairly new and also looks nice.

Nearby Attractions

Canyonlands National Park is literally just up the road, so it’s a must-see. Arches is also very close, and can’t be missed. Bryce Canyon (our favorite park) and Zion are fairly close as well. This whole area of Utah is filled with natural wonders that really shouldn’t be missed.

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Hilary Steves