In my last entry we looked at adventuring out to Colonnade Arch in the middle of nowhere Utah. However, I failed to list where you can set up base camp before you head out into the uncharted wilds in search of it.
I suspect that any RVer adventurous enough to head out to the arch prefers boondocking over a designated campground. If this is you, the boondocking options on either approach to the arch are numerous as the land is managed by the BLM with typical dispersed camping rules applying. Approaching from the north via the town of Green River and the Lower San Rafael Road (BLM 1010) less than a mile in, you will find a place to camp at: N38 57.178 W110 11.427. If you choose to travel to the arch from the west end of Lower San Rafael Road (BLM 1010), places to camp along the first several miles of the road are limited. Your best bet is to stay close to nearby Temple Mountain, the campsites are numerous and scenic. Temple Mountain Road is just “across the street” from the west end of Lower San Rafael Road. You will find the first easy campsites traveling northwest on Temple Mountain Road at N38 38.718 W110 38.875. For something a little more “intimate”, head a little further to N38 39.269 W110 39.563 (pictured).
Those that don’t mind taking their RV into the outback (you know who you are) will find an awesome spot on a chunk of beautiful red Utah slick rock not far from the arch at N38 33.100 W110 07.712. When we visited there were two women camped at this location in a popup truck camper mounted on a four wheel drive Toyota Tacoma.
For those that prefer camping in a campground:
Near the north entrance of Lower San Rafael Road, you will find several RV parks in Green River along with Green River State Park.
Near the west entrance of Lower San Rafael Road, the only developed campground is Goblin Valley State Park.
Regardless of where you camp, be sure to take a look out your RV window in the morning or you might miss an awesome Utah sunrise (pictured).
Enjoying the middle of nowhere in a RV, one of the best adventures in RVing!