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Red Cliffs Campground

Red Cliffs National Conservation Area

Zion + Bryce Canyon Area, Utah

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  • Red Cliffs National Conservation Area.- Red Cliffs Campground
  • Red Cliffs Campground is an excellent place to camp.- Red Cliffs Campground
  • You don't need to leave camp to enjoy this view.- Red Cliffs Campground
  • Plenty of fun to be had here right from camp.- Red Cliffs Campground
  • Classic red rock setting.- Red Cliffs Campground
  • Overview of the southern part of camp.- Red Cliffs Campground
  • The northern end of camp.- Red Cliffs Campground
  • Picnic Area at Red Cliffs Campground.- Red Cliffs Campground
  • Red Cliffs Campground.- Red Cliffs Campground
  • Day use parking at Red Cliffs Campground.- Red Cliffs Campground
  • Pueblo remnants.- Red Cliffs Campground
  • The Anasazi Trail leaves right from Red Cliffs Campground.- Red Cliffs Campground
  • Dinosaur tracks along Red Reef East Trail.- Red Cliffs Campground
  • Pioneer remnants near the campground.- Red Cliffs Campground
  • Red Reef Trail and the Red Cliffs Nature Trail leave from the campground.- Red Cliffs Campground
  • The Moki steps mark the end of the Red Cliffs Nature Trail and the unofficial start of the Red Reef Trail.- Red Cliffs Campground
  • Red Reef Trail.- Red Cliffs Campground
  • Red Reef Trail.- Red Cliffs Campground
  • Campground entrance.- Red Cliffs Campground
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Absolutely beautiful. Close to town. Lots to do right from camp.
Cons: 
Crowded. Hot in the summer.
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Region:
Zion + Bryce Canyon Area, UT
Managed by: 
BLM
Pets allowed: 
Yes, with restrictions
Parking Pass: 
General Day Use Fee
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Fall
Reservations possible: 
No
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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Red Cliffs Campground is one of the great campgrounds of the St. George area. This 11-site BLM campground has some truly stunning scenery in every direction. There are a plethora of activities that are available right from camp: Multiple hikes start directly from the grounds, there are rock climbing and rappelling opportunities, nearby historical sites from both the Native Americans and the pioneers, and dinosaur tracks that are accessible via a short hike. Located within the Red Cliffs National Conservation Area, the campground is very close to the freeway but still feels pretty secluded. No reservations are available, so this is a first-come, first-served location. The Anasazi Trail and the Red Reef  East Trail are the most popular hikes from this area. Most people only take the Red Reef Trail to the "Moki Steps," and this segment is commonly referred to as the Red Cliffs Nature Trail. Dogs are allowed if they are kept on a 6-foot leash, and two of the sites are ADA accessible.

There is ample parking for day use, and the fee is $5 per car. It is $15 to camp overnight. Be careful for incredibly hot temperatures in the summer; the spring and fall are really the best times to be here. Note that there are two small tunnels under the freeway that you must pass through when driving in, and anything larger than an SUV will not be able to enter the area.

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