Horsethief Campground

Horsethief Campground Review

Horsethief Campground

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.

Overall Comments

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.

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