Horse Thief Campground - BLM

Moab, Utah



Moab, Utah
Phone: (435) 259-2100

Sites: 58
Recent Rate: $15 6/2016

Latitude: 38.5842789887751
Longitude: -109.814218282699

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) no
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets yes
  • Showers Showers no
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station no
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

14 Reviews

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed at this park since we planned to stay two nights and to visit both Canyonlands and Arches from one campsite. The campground is in the middle of nowhere (a plus in my opinion). The only complaint is the entry road and roads within the campground are dusty and gravel. Anytime someone drove in or out, there was a big dust cloud turned up. Other than that, very good and well worth the $15/night. The sites are spacious and level and there is a nice fire pit and picnic table. The north entrance of Canyonlands was about 10 minutes away. Arches entrance was about 30 min. We camped at Horse Thief Campground - BLM in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 74
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $8.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a basic BLM campground with good, wide roads and many large sites. The campground is well-located to visit Dead Horse Point and Canyonlands (about 15-minute drive to either) and not far from Moab (25 minutes). It is an hour to the far end of Arches, so probably better to stay in the very nice Devils Garden campground in the park.

The scenery is wide open and beautiful; it is very quiet and peaceful. Generator hours are 8 AM to 8 PM and we had minimal cell reception and 1X data, even with an outside antenna. Decent cell service just a few miles back up the road toward Moab or Canyonlands. There are several new mountain bike trails from the campground which connect to a larger network of trails in the surrounding desert. One hiking trail nearby, but Dead Horse and Canyonlands have more and better.

There were plenty of sites available when we were there (late October), but the camp host said they had been generally full every night since Labor Day, so a good idea to arrive early. We camped at Horse Thief Campground - BLM in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
47
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight
Tips for other Campers:

Make sure you visit the Dead Horse Point overlooks at sunset or sunrise--the best view of Canyonlands. Slick Rock Campground in north Moab has dump and fill for $5 total.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

There are 56 sites with tables, flat tent area, table and fire pit. A place to leave your trash. No water or dump. Campsites are well laid out with lots of bushes to give privacy. There is a camp host but we never met him. The only place near the Island in the Sky that allows RV's larger than 28'. We stayed in a 35' fifth wheel. Campground is ½ mile off the main road down a corrugated dirt road. We camped at Horse Thief Campground - BLM in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
25 in LH loop
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Nearest shopping and dump station is Moab. Lots of walks and sights in Canyonlands National Park and Dead Horse State Park is nearby also

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Review Count: 174
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $8.00
Overall Rating:      

Great BLM campground close to Canyonlands and Arches National Parks and Deadhorse Point State Park, which is accessed via a 1/2 mile well-graded gravel road from the paved highway. Spacious, fairly private sites are spread out over a mesa amid junipers and pines. This is basic camping with vault toilets (kept clean the entire time we were there) and no other "amenities". Come with a full fresh water tank and an empty holding tank (you can get fresh water for 10 cents a gallon and dump your holding tank for $5 at Arch View Resort, which is just before the turn off to go up to the campground). Each site has a fire pit and picnic table. The campground had several sites available when we came in on a Wednesday, but by the weekend I think it was full. Generators are allowed at some times, but this campground will appeal mostly to those who are looking for a pretty desert campground and a quiet peaceful experience. We would definitely stay here again. Our rate reflects the use of our Senior Access Pass. We camped at Horse Thief Campground - BLM in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

We used this BLM campground as a base for Arches NP, Dead Horse SP and the Island in the Sky district of Canyonlands. It is very handy for all those areas. If you want to explore the Needles district, stay somewhere else. It is a 200 mile roundtrip from Horse Thief. Level gravel pads and easy to get to. Bring your own water and come early. Fills up even in October. We camped at Horse Thief Campground - BLM in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 121
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $8.00
Overall Rating:      

Great park for exploring Dead Horse Point and Canyonlands National Park Island in the Sky. Sites are gravel, but very level and there was lots of room between us and our neighbors. Campground host is very knowledgeable about the area and gave good suggestions for where to camp on our travels in Utah. This is a very quiet, peaceful setting. Rate reflects our Senior Pass discount. We camped at Horse Thief Campground - BLM in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 49
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $8.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice alternative to the state or national park campgrounds. Sites are well spaced and the pine and juniper provide privacy and a bit of shade. Rate reflects senior pass. No dump station. We camped at Horse Thief Campground - BLM in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 83
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $8.00
Overall Rating:      

The rate is the senior discounted rate. This BLM Campground is on the road to Canyonlands National Park and near Dead Horse Point State Park. It has large, level sites and a very nice view of the distant snow-capped Henry Mountains. There are over 50 sites that filled to capacity three of the four nights we were there. This is dry camping with no utilities of any kind. You can get water in Moab or at the Shell Station near the intersection of 191 and 313, about 20 miles distant from the campground. This is a great campground for people who don’t mind being off the grid, who want a very quiet campground, who enjoy beautiful sunsets and star lit nights. My Verizon phone managed to get a few bars of cell service but data limped along with an occasional 1X connect. The roads and sites are all good gravel and the pit toilets are clean and have no “outhouse” odor. The entrance to the Island in the Sky portion of Canyonlands is nearby as is Dead Horse Point State Park with views you don't want to miss. We camped at Horse Thief Campground - BLM in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 108
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

This is my kind of campground--large private sites great views and out in the country. But it is very convenient to Arches, Dead Horse, and I-70. It is on the same road as Dead Horse State Park but half the distance from the main highway. Most sites are back ins but they are large enough for big rigs with lots of wiggle room for those who are backing impaired. Hookups are way down on my list of amenities. If they is important to you then opt for one of the many private parks in Moab. We camped at Horse Thief Campground - BLM in a Tent.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

A great campground. Plenty of room and level sites. We were here during one of Moab's busiest weekends of the spring and the campground was completely full. But it was still quiet overnight and we never felt crowded as there's lot's of room between spaces. We camped at Horse Thief Campground - BLM in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a great campground in my opinion, one of the best that BLM offers in this area. Spacious sites for different lengths, lots of restrooms, and great views. It is a dry camping area with no water, dumping, or electric. With a rate of $6 for seniors with Golden Age Pass, it's hard to beat the price. It's a short distance to Dead Horse Point State Park where the rates are 3-5x higher. This makes a good day trip by bicycle or car from here (seven miles away). Bravo to the BLM for providing such campgrounds in an area where commercial campgrounds in Moab are expensive ($35 on average). We camped at Horse Thief Campground - BLM in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

Great location, beautiful setting, quiet spot. No hookups and no water to be found. This is definitely the definition of a primitive site. Our water tank is small, so even without showering, we were out on our third day. Bear that in mind if traveling with a smaller trailer, especially as the closest town Moab, is about an half an hour's drive. There are vault toilets, though, and a dumpster for trash. Location wise, Horse thief has great access to Canyonlands and Dead Horse. We didn't see a ranger the entire time we were here. We camped at Horse Thief Campground - BLM in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 161
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $6.00
Overall Rating:      

The campground host was very helpful and runs a very tight ship here; he even suggested Jeep trails we could try with our stock Liberty. He patrols the park numerous times a day to make sure things are fine for all of the guests. He will give anyone the boot if they are clearly breaking the rules. This is dry camping at its finest: come to the park with your water tank full and your other tanks empty if you plan to stay for a while. We stayed in our 38 ft motorhome with our Jeep towed and had plenty of room in one of the larger sites. We definitely would stay here again! We camped at Horse Thief Campground - BLM in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2010 - $6.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here over the Memorial Day weekend because everything else was full. This campground filled up also. It had about 60 to 70 sites. It is located on Rt 313 before you get to Dead Horse Point State Park. The park had lots of ATVs but they were respectful and drove very slowly through the park. The park was very dusty and the wind blew all the time we were here. The camp host is very helpful and actually does his job. He is a very nice fellow. He also maintains a hiking trail adjacent to the campground. It is a beautiful walk. I would stay here again in a pinch but it wouldn't be my first choice because it is completely dry. There is no water, dump or showers. It has pit toilets. Well maintained, however. We camped at Horse Thief Campground - BLM in a Motorhome.

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