This week’s stop along Utah 95 is for those who enjoy the whimsical. It is known as Little Egypt and no passport is required to visit. This geologic area features strange and various bizarre sandstone hoodoos that resemble the magnificent temples of ancient Egypt, hence the name Little Egypt or the full proper name Little Egypt Geologic Site.
Little Egypt is a playground for the young and young at heart. The area encompasses thousands of twisted mushroom shaped pinnacles. The adventurous will feel an overwhelming urge to roam through and over the maze of hoodoos admiring their splendor, while those with a vivid imagination will see ghosts, goblins and stately patriarchs in addition to Egyptian temples. The nooks, grannies and shorter hoodoos will keep children occupied climbing and hiding while the adults enjoy unrestricted hiking among the formations. The shutterbug in the family can spend hours waiting for just the right light to snap award winning photos.
Just like the majority of the “attractions” along this section of Hwy 95, it is unsigned from the highway and mostly unknown, virtually assuring you will have this remote desert setting to yourself to enjoy the beauty and solitude. Best of all is that the area is under the jurisdiction of the BLM and opened to boondocking! Those who choose to navigate the 1.5 miles of dirt road to the site will enjoy one of the most scenic campsites imaginable. Those less adventurous will find level campsites just off the asphalt from which to base their journey to the site.
Turn west off of Hwy 95 at N38 05.828 W110 37.305. If you are just dropping the RV and proceeding in your tow vehicle or dinghy, there are plenty of places to drop the RV within 100′ of leaving the asphalt. The first decent campsites are down the road about 400′. From the highway proceed approximately 1.5 miles to the southwest down a fairly well graded two lane dirt road to N38 04.819 W110 37.671 where you can park / camp to explore Little Egypt.
Boondocking in Egypt, just another adventure in RVing!
Dave Helgeson’s many roles in the RV industry started before he even had a driver’s license. His grandparents and father owned an RV dealership before the term “RV” had been coined, and Dave played a pivotal role in nearly every position of an RV dealership. He and his wife Cheri launched their own RV dealership in the Pacific Northwest. The duo also spent 29 years overseeing regional RV shows. Dave has also served as President of a local chapter of the Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA), worked on the board of advisors for the RV Technician Program of a local technical college, and served as a board member of the Manufactured Home and RV Association. Dave’s reputation earned him the title of “The foremost expert on boondocking,” bestowed by RV industry icon, the late Gary Bunzer (The RV Doctor). When he’s not out boondocking, you’ll find Dave in the spotlight at RV shows across the country, giving seminars about all things RVing. He and Cheri currently roam in their fifth travel trailer, with Dave doing all the service, repair and modifications to his own unit.
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