Originally Posted by Lynkage
One of my fav spots!
Will be there the week prior to memorial weekend thru Sunday the 26th!!
I would like more info on some of the spots for bigger units for dry camping tho!
One of the best areas to disperse camp with a large unit is off Dubinky Road (west of Hwy 191, off 313), northwest of Moab. There are quite a few places to pull off and camp and only requirement on the one side of the road is you be self-contained or if not, have a portable toilet.
This puts you about twenty miles from Arches, and about 10 miles from Canyonlands. If you have ATVs/UTVs, this is the area to camp. You have hundreds of miles of class B and D roads you can run on, just make sure to get a UT OHV sticker if UT does not recognize your state's OHV sticker.
There is another area that is popular for big rigs and that is on the east side of Hwy 191 (main road into and out of Moab), just north of Hwy 313 (road to Canyonlands). It is actually land owned by the state of Utah and known as SITLA (School Institutional Trust Lands), but plenty of big rigs park along there on the slick rock.
Kane Creek is another place that offers some dispersed camping, but it is quite a way down a dirt road, and down a short, but sharp switch back. It is a well-traveled road for ATVs/UTVs. Very busy when the weather turns nice. However, IF (and I say IF) a severe thunderstorm his about twenty miles south of Moab, the creeks which are normally dry can flood in an hour and prevent anyone from leaving for a few hours to a day or two. And it can be sunny and hot where you are.
There is NO disperse camping along the Colorado river, but plenty of campgrounds.
Where you camp sometimes is really related to what you want to do while in the area. Like I mentioned earlier, if you want to ATV then Dubinky is a great place to go. If you want to visit Canyonlands (Island in the Sky District) than Dubinky is great too. Arches is not that far away from Dubinky either.
If interested I can give you detailed directions to any of the dispersed areas.