Review of Horsethief Campground in Moab, Utah
March 2014 – 4 Nights
Nice atmosphere on top of the plateaus with small trees and shrubs in somewhat of a desert atmosphere. The campground has a couple of loops with gravel roads. There is no electricity and only pit toilets.
Campsite Spacing and Quality
All sites have a cleared gravel camping area with a lot of space between you and the next campsite. Each site has a nice picnic table, fire ring with cooking grate. There are tent pads for tents.
Hiking and Biking Trails
There is 1 short hiking trail, but we did not have a chance to hike it.
There is really nothing specific for kids at this campground, other than the nice gravel camp roads provided a nice place for the kids to ride their bikes and the campsite had a big enough cleared area for them to play catch and kick a soccer ball around.
This is a really nice campground to use as a base camp between Moab and Canyonlands National Park and I’m told it is typically a little quieter than camping down in Moab along the river. The campground is about 20 miles out of Moab and about 12 miles up the hill from HWY-191. We did some mountain biking in the Klondike Bluffs and Bar-M area, so it wasn’t that far out. Plus, as I mentioned, Canyonlands National Park is up the road so this is another great alternative place to camp when visiting Canyonlands.