gooseberry mesa camping

Road in was a little rough for a street bike but made it ok. We hope you enjoy the same style of camping. Whether you enjoy tent camping, car camping or RV camping, our goal is to help you find the best places to go camping. But the views and this BLM land right next to Zion should not be missed. It is desert isolation. Many campsites just off the main gravel road. A vehicle with good ground clearance or 4-Wheel drive is recommended. Depending on which camp site you go with, you may want a 4x4 vehicle. Followed the directions to bike trail head then followed path to the right and large pullout overlooking Zion was occupied but found nice, quiet camp site to the right nestled in trees. It's about a 3-mile drive down Main St. until you get to the Gooseberry Mesa sign that points left turn. Boosted. But it feels like your in the middle of no where. Cross Grafton Bridge and follow Road signs to Smithsonian Butte. Although it's farther to Zion than other boondocking areas, it was not full of campers, very quiet, and the views were incredible. The South Rim slickrock areas are advanced-level technical. Absolutely loved camping here!! There were deep ruts, one spot in particular that w... Gooseberry Mesa and Hurricane Cliffs trails are located in southern Utah’s red rock country. This was a fairly accessible free BLS camping spot in Apple Valley. Road rutted but no problem dr... Q&A - Ask the Community about Gooseberry Mesa, Written by someone with an affiliation to the property, Duplicate review submitted by the same member, Multiple reviews submitted by members of the same household, Reviewer did not actually visit the location, The Best RV Parks and Campgrounds in the Florida Keys, America's Top National Parks for RV Camping, The Mighty 5: All the Camping in Utah’s National Parks, The Top 15 States for RV Camping in National Forests, What You Need To Know About The New Camping Rules Near The Tetons, The Best State Park Campgrounds in Each State. The camp site we found was perfect. Be the first to add a note for Gooseberry Mesa! Also great cell service. Leave a Review. Roaming Showers available in Springdale the entrance to Zion. Sweeping desert vistas and fun slickrock singletrack make this trail a must-do for riders who love varietal terrain. Unusable We did notice gnats that came out after it warmed up in the morning. There are no reservations accepted here, as it's BLM land. There are two pit toilets on the Mesa near the trail heads. Which I recommend to keep out of the winds. Cellular Signal Bars When dry you can drive anything (almost) up there. I talked to several people on the trail. enjoyed it. Gooseberry Mesa Trail is a National Recreation Trail near Apple Valley, Utah of SR 59. Look to your right for the Gooseberry Yurt signage and proceed for about 300 yards. Stayed at a different camp site closer to Springdale when we were seeing Zion. Little Creek Mesa. Built by the twin Harris brothers, 13-mile long Gooseberry Mesa is popular the world over. You can pick a good line and be fine. GPS: 37.141517, -113.152786. Great views, private, quiet. Gooseberry Mesa Dispersed Camping. bar3 It’s hard to tell how many sites are up here with dirt roads leading everywhere but I had no problem finding a spot 100 or so feet off the road with a view of the valley. bar1 This road is very rough and 4 wheel drive recommended. Had fun riding the mtn bike trails in the area. Gooseberry Mesa Camp Rules. High quality Bear Valley gifts and merchandise. Great views and there is a vault toilet at trailhead. You'll literally meet people from all over the world riding here. The view just behind our campsite.... Navigirl would stay here again. The trail connects our lower picnic area to the rest of the Gitchi-Gami State Trail along Highway 61, so there is now continuous paved trail from Gooseberry to the town of Silver Bay, with access to the Gooseberry Visitor Center, campground and the shores of Lake Superior. Boosted. Description There’s the good kind of campground, the bad kind of campground, and then there’s Gooseberry Campground, which is the best kind there is! MoZee VanLife would stay here again. Have you been there? But the views and this BLM land right next to Zion should not be missed. When you get there, grab a campsite, and go for an evening mountain bike ride along the rim of the mesa and see breathtaking views of the valley below as the sun sets. But if you keep following the road and don’t turn on the roads that say private you will be fine. The views are pretty, nothing absolutely spectacular, but you are ALONE. Gooseberry Mesa National Recreation Trail is located on Gooseberry Mesa in southern Utah's red rock country. bar5 Why You’ll Love It: This site will get you far away from the crowds. Easy access for large and small rigs. While Gooseberry is known for its technical rock, there are The White Trail is a former jeep road extending to the tip of the mesa. most had rock firepits. We got down no problem, but a passenger may struggle in the mud. Couple of different roads lead into the area. Roaming Plan on riding the Big Loop. Numerous turnoffs to isolated camping spots. bar2 more. End of road is gorgeous overlook of Virgin River Valley and Red Bull Mesa. Road rutted but no problem driving. Free campgrounds can be hard to find. Verizon2G/3G This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com, This was a fairly accessible free BLS camping spot in Apple Valley. We are not actively seeking Wal-Marts, truckstops or other parking lots and will not be adding very many of these. Beautiful spot. The views, and trails here are simply amazing. There is a large sign on the highway directing you to Gooseberry Mesa. This road is very rough and 4 wheel drive recommended. When you turn off main gravel road there are deep ruts from rain and tires. more. We stayed on the rim and loved it. Make sure to only camp where others have. K... not far off the main road. Community reviews and ratings provide you with up to date information and help you select the best camp site for your next camping trip. Many campsites just off the main gravel road. This site is a little ways in with slow driving on rough roads, but we made it fine in our 2WD van. (Everyone was driving jeeps and atv’s which should have been my first clue this was a bad idea, haha) I was told the private property signs were new. I believe this location is not that well suited for trailers as turning around can be an issue. We will definitely be back! The views are stunning. Water available at Chevron station in Apple Valley. Boosted Gooseberry Mesa mixes slickrock and firm dirt among pinions and junipers. bar2 Gooseberry Mesa’s slickrock and tight cliffside tracks attract mountain bikers while trails offering unique views draw hikers to the Hurricane, Utah area. We had to use 4 Wheel Drive when leaving, as it rained the night before. I rated this loop black diamond overall, but there are some sections on … arrived in the evening on a Friday in september, had almost the whole place to ourselves. We were surprised about the amount of traffic from trucks and off road vehicles. GPS 37.1239,-113.1102. This is a FREE campsite. Arrived Monday 5/14/18, left Wed 5/16/18 It had rained the night before and I was glad I had 4WD. Usable You can simply use your smart phone's GPS to find camping near you or even use our trip planner to plan your route from coast to coast. Not a lot of shade to be had. If I was tent or van camping I would absolutely love this spot. CAMPING | LODGING. Usable Them little flies that buzz your face were annoying! AT&T4G/LTE Woke up to other cars coming in that were there for day use of the bike trails. more. Beautiful views! Even though a cow or two would stop and check us out, they stayed on that road and didn't come near us. Bring your bicycle. bar4 Cellular Signal Bars Views from the mesa rims along these trails are spectacular. Good luck. Six miles bumpy gravel road. We knew we should’ve turned around the day we showed up, but we had no idea how long and rough the dirt road getting in would be, and we were already too far in and it was starting to get dark. There was no where to turn around and the road kept going up and twisting. Gooseberry Mesa is known as a world class slick rock mountain biking area. The canyons are gorgeous. Management. I drove in past the parking area and pulled up to the first fire ring on the left. Gooseberry Mesa is a well known maybe a little over a mile. Unusable Campendium users haven't asked any questions about Gooseberry Mesa, We knew we should’ve turned around the day we showed up, but we had no idea how long and rough the dirt road getting in would be, and we were already too far in and it was starting to get dark. BigRock would stay here again. bar2 Roaming Roaming It's one of the best technical trails anywhere with rolling slickrock, twisty singletrack, and vistas to die for. bar5 Even though the road to the site was rutted, the campsite itself was spacious, level and clean. bar1 Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads. Turn north here onto an unpaved road. Unusable bar4 There's a gas station in Apple Valley, and we utilized the free water pump at the Maverick in La Verkin (corner of State St. & Hwy 9). Ride some of the world's most iconic mountain bike trails and see the best of southern Utah on this 4-day Gooseberry Mesa getaway. By sharing camping information freely, we can all spend less time researching campgrounds, spend less money, and more time camping. bar4 Address. bar2 Pit toilets at each of the Gooseberry Mesa trailheads. Miles to Visitor Center: 43 miles (there may be a much shorter 4×4 route) Ideal For: 4X4 Vans & Trucks. A quick 15-minute drive from Hurricane, a sweet little Southwest Utah hamlet, brings us to Gooseberry Mesa, (elevation 5418-ft.). Quiet and secluded. The road is a little bumpy in places, but I've seen all types of cars at the trailhead. Large rigs stay near the main road, with my car i was able to get deeper into the canyon and smaller roads. Two ways to access. Directions from I-15, take exit 16 to Hurricane City, then turn right onto … Beautiful Mountain View’s, but well used. Made a smokey fire that did. Two ways to access. It is desert isolation. ;), It’s hard to tell how many sites are up here with dirt roads leading everywhere but I had no problem finding a spot 100 or so feet off the road with a view of the valley. Temps were great - nice warm sunny days and cool nights. Mission to Mars: Riding Gooseberry Mesa. Well marked sign. 10 min to town. bar1 At an elevation of 5,200 feet, views from the mesa rims are spectacular. If everyone contributes a few campsites, we'll all have more places to go camping. There are enough Wal-Mart and truck stop directories out there already. A brief introduction to Gooseberry Mesa National Recreation Trail. There are two pit toilets on the Mesa nea... Cell coverage was mixed. bar3 We saw basically everything from tent campers, car campers, Class A's that were 30 ft and under in here. Boosted, Excellent site for view of mountains and mesas. bretthig would stay here again. Gooseberry Mesa in Hurricane, UT. Stayed here in a Passenger Vehicle. We saw basically everything from tent campers, car campers,... more Be the first to add a video for Gooseberry Mesa! bar3 jfeuer would stay here again. Little Creek is an Area of Critical Environmental Concern and has thousands of culturally important indeginous sites. Great views. The mountain biking here was like not... Join us on our continuing Grand Adventure! Able to get online with either. Would definitely suggest a high clearance vehicle and 4x4 as it can get pretty rough. Rising to the north are the massive sandstone sentinels of Zion National Park. Later the cows came back to the field they had been in, and subsequently passed by each morning and evening. At top of Mesa turn right at sign for Gooseberry Mesa. Verizon4G/LTE Stayed here in a 28 foot-long Trailer (RV). Our focus is on public lands. 18 photos. bar5 Kevin Hogsed would stay here again. Inspired designs on t-shirts, posters, stickers, home decor, and more by independent artists and designers from around the world. To the north are massive sandstone sentinels of Zion National Park. Gooseberry Mesa. APPLE VALLEY — A man was reported dead Monday afternoon and is suspected to have fallen 75 feet off a cliff on Gooseberry Mesa. Alternative access is 2 miles outside of Apple Valley. Boosted. bar1 Gooseberry Mesa Grafton GMesa Smithsonian Butte Eagle Crags Rockville Springdale Canaan Mountain Wildernessa Area No Camping w i t h i n 1 / 2 m i l e n o f t h e r o a d The Smithsonian Butte National Back Country Byway is a rough, unpaved road. I finally found a small side road to turn around, which was not easy, but we did it. Cellular Signal Bars Beautiful Mountain View’s, but well used. Campendium is an Amazon associate site and earns from qualifying purchases. Required fields are marked, Next level hosting generously provided by. Cellular Signal Bars I would want higher clearance but to each his own. more, Arrived Monday 5/14/18, left Wed 5/16/18 Usable Verizon4G/LTE bar3 We saw basically everything from tent campers, car campers, ... The yurts are located 7 miles down a dirt road. At an elevation of 5,200 feet, views from the mesa rims are spectacular. AT&T4G/LTE bar2 Most have fire pits. There was no where to turn around and the road kept going up and twisting. 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