Albion Basin Campground

Central Wasatch Mountains, Utah

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Albion Basin Campground


  • Albion Basin, a beautiful setting to do some camping.- Albion Basin Campground
  • Sugarloaf Mountain (11,050') towers above a great site.- Albion Basin Campground
  • Picnic tables at each site.- Albion Basin Campground
  • Indian paintbrush sitting below Devil's Castle (10,800').- Albion Basin Campground
  • Pop-up camper with a sea of wildflowers.- Albion Basin Campground
  • Enjoying the evening.- Albion Basin Campground
  • Another great spot to bring the whole family.- Albion Basin Campground
  • Looking down on the first few sites of the campground.- Albion Basin Campground
  • Some of the upper sites.- Albion Basin Campground
  • Looking toward Catherine's Pass and Wolverine Peak (10,795').- Albion Basin Campground
  • Nearby lupine wildflowers.- Albion Basin Campground
  • Sugarloaf Mountain (11,050') sits above the Alta ski resort.- Albion Basin Campground
  • You know you've found a good campground when this is the view from the overflow parking area.- Albion Basin Campground
  • Views in all directions.- Albion Basin Campground
  • Sites are big enough to hold a small- to medium-sized group.- Albion Basin Campground
  • Typical site at Albion Basin Campground.- Albion Basin Campground
  • Many beautiful hikes in all directions.- Albion Basin Campground
Overview + Weather
Lots of wildflowers. Nearby hikes. Great views. Pretty quiet at night.
Crowded at times. Dirt roads. Not many amenities. Some power lines nearby.
Central Wasatch Mountains, UT
Managed by: 
Forest Service
Pets allowed: 
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Summer, Fall
Reservations possible: 
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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Albion Basin Campground is located at the very top of Little Cottonwood Canyon in the Wasatch Range. The setting is quite spectacular: Devils Castle and Sugarloaf Mountain watch over the area, and the ground is literally covered with wildflowers in summer. The trailhead for the Cecret Lake Hike begins at the entrance to this campground, and the Catherine's Pass Trail is just up the hill from here as well. Keep an eye out for moose, yellow-bellied marmots, blue grouse, and rufous hummingbirds.

Like many great places in the Wasatch, you won't need to travel far to experience such an incredible area. The tiny town of Alta, once known as the wildest town in the old west, sits just below, and it provides a few restaurant and bar options. Alta has become a popular spot year round, so reservations might have to be made in advance if you are visiting in peak season. Summer temperatures are perfect for camping and hiking.

Note that, due to altitude and snowpack, the open season for Albion Basin Campground frequently starts in July and ends in the beginning of September.

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