It almost seems a shame to stay in a hotel and miss out on taking home all that red dirt you’ll be cleaning up for a month. Moab trip = Camping. Camping allows you to kick back, have a camp fire and then watch the millions of stars as you dose off to sleep.
With help from Adventure Tykes here are the insider’s top 4. These sites are close to the biking action and will keep all members of the family happy.
Kayenta Campground – This campground is located at Dead Horse Point State Park 32 miles northwest of Moab. This campground is close to Canyonlands National Park making it a good place to stay to visit both parks. There are great covered picnic tables at each site, modern bathrooms with flush toilets and running water. Campfires are NOT allowed. There are hiking trails nearby and a great mountain biking trail that parallels the rim of the canyon. There is a small concessions stand at the visitor center if you need a cup of coffee or a little snack. Potable water is also available. The Kayenta Campground is open year round. You can reserve a campsite or there are first-come first-serve sites available. This is one of the nicest campgrounds we have visited. -Adventure Tykes
Big Bend – This campground, approximately 20 minutes from Moab, is down Hwy 128 or what the locals call “The River Road”. It is nestled right up against the Colorado River and provides great places along the river for your tykes to play. The end of the Porcupine Rim trail is only a few miles away. This is a more primitive campground with vault toilets and no potable water. The campsites here are first come first serve. -Adventure Tykes
Sand Flats -There are 9 campgrounds located in the Sand Flats area and depending on which campground you stay in your drive to town could be 15 minutes or less. It’s very convenient for most areas around Moab, and the Slickrock mountain bike trail is within walking distance from some of the campgrounds. Sand Flats is a big sandbox and slickrock haven for your tykes to play in. Bring sand toys for hours of fun. Picnic tables, fire rings and vaulted toilets are available but water is not. Be sure to bring your own water and firewood. -Adventure Tykes
Willow Springs Road – Our favorite place to grab a ‘camp’ spot. This is not a developed campground but rather an area where camping is allowed. There are no services but the location is perfect as a base camp for riding. You are within riding distance of the Sovereign singletrack and Bar M. Turn onto the road then looked for an established camp spot.