Meandering Life Rating: [usr 3.5]
CAMPSITE REVIEW: Klondike Bluff Road, Moab, UT
Dump/Water On-site: None
GPS: 38.7536, -109.7296
This is a good boondocking site close to Arches National Park and Moab, UT. There is a free dump and potable water at the Maverik in Moab which is about 30 minutes from this site. This was home base for us for 9 nights while we explored Moab and the numerous other things to do there and nearby. The spot we chose was about 1.5 miles from the turn and we were on a small hill, so we were very exposed. It caused issues the first few days due to high winds. This spot was a bit after the GPS coordinates listed above, but I forgot to the get the exact coordinates. The scenery is very nice. However, the road coming in is one of the worst we have encountered so far. We did not have trouble per se but did have to go very slow. The road consists of large boulders and sand. After about ¾ of a mile, the road does get a bit better. We only saw a handful of sites up to the spot we chose and most of those were already taken. After deciding to stop at this spot, we unhooked and drove down the road another 2 miles or so to the trailhead to see if there were any other spots available shielded from the wind. We did not see a lot of decent spots so decided to stick with where we were. Other reviews indicated there were some good spots even further down the road, but we weren’t willing to take the rig that far. At the very beginning of the road, there was a huge spot for big RVs, but we only saw maybe one or two sites for big rigs further down the road. There were more sites for small RVs or tents. We had no trouble at all leveling the rig at our spot. We just moved around until it was level without blocks. The sites are very far apart so we had little noise. Even though we were close to the road, we felt the road noise was not bad even on the weekend with ATVers. Internet access was good for AT&T and Verizon. Anything you may need can be found in Moab which was convenient. We did scout out some of the other boondocking spots nearby and decided this one was fine despite the road conditions. We did briefly think about moving to Dalton Well Road, but ultimately decided it wasn’t worth it. It had some decent spots though, so I would recommend checking it out as well. The Willow Springs camping area was busy when we drove though and frankly we weren’t sure what the hubbub was all about. Glad we skipped it. Overall, if we are in the area again, we would probably try to find a better spot due to road but would camp here again.