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Sunset Campground – Farmington Utah
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Overview
Location

Farmington Canyon, Farmington Utah

Sights

Campground, Beautiful scenery

Distance

Campground is located right off the road

Parking Lot Elevation

6556 ft

Summit Elevation

N/A

Elevation Gain/Loss

Varies. Campground is at different elevations.

Time Required

1/2 hour travel time by car. You could spend days camping.

Pets

Allowed

Fees

Yes. Check kiosk at entrance for current camping and site rental fees.

Water Info

There is water available at the campground. Bring your own water too if you prefer. Whipple creek is a little to the east and Farmington Creek is in the canyon below the campground.

Best Season

Spring, summer, fall

Hours

Closed winter

Sun Exposure

Lots of trees for shade

Trail Condition

Road to campground is gravel.

Restrooms

Yes – Outhouses (pit style) seasonally operated.

Visitor Center

None

Camping

Yes

Food

Bring own food

Equipment

Bring tents and cooking equipment. There are fire pits so please check current rules about wood fires.

You will find about 10 campsites for tents and RVs .  Most have fire pits and even picnic tables and benches.  There are also pay-per-use picnic sites for larger groups (up to 25 each) that are available for day use only.

GPS Coordinates

Sunset Campground: 41° 0.184’N, 111° 50.390’W


Trail Map


Driving Directions:

It is about a 5.2 mile drive up to Sunset Campground from the mouth of Farmington Canyon in Farmington Utah.

The roads are gravel and do not offer much protection in terms of rail guards or siding.  Please be careful and use caution when driving up.


The Trail:

Entrance area to the campground

Entrance area to the campground

Make sure you find an empty campsite before you pay the fee.  This place fills up fast in the summer and is usually always full.

The campground starts at about mile 5 of the North Skyline Dr up in Farmington Canyon.   The road is winding and can be steep at times. You will see a sign that says “Sunset Campground” which has been riddled with bullets.

The campground road goes down and curves around a ways until it circles up and meets again towards the entrance.

Sunset Campground


Great camping location. Several sites are big enough to accommodate larger groups.

Great camping location. Several sites are big enough to accommodate larger groups.

It is a really beautiful area with lots of pines and even some cottonwoods.  There are two outhouses (pit style) in the vicinity and even a faucet where you can get water (it is operated seasonally).

There are 10 campsites for tents and RVs that feature flat surfaces for tents and picnic benches and firepits are also there for your use.  There is only one double site which can hold about 16 people.

This campground is operated seasonally from about June to late September.

Fees range from $14 for single campsite, $28 for double campsite and $8 extra per vehicle.

NO RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

Questions? Please call the Salt Lake Ranger District 801-733-2660

Sunset Campground

Water faucet

Water faucet

One of the two outhouses

One of the two outhouses


The Return:

Drive down the same way you came in.


Personal Thoughts:

This is a great area to camp or visit in the fall.  You feel far enough away form civilization to relax and unwind and enjoy the outdoors.   Great place for family and friends to have a BBQ

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Joshua
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I just walked up here and this campsite is closed. The road to this campsite is closed too. It’s been closed for the last 3 years.

Russell
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So, if this campground is only operated seasonally until around mid-September (I think it’s until Labor Day this year), then how is it that people were up there (assumably camping) in October with RVs and tents? Is it still okay to come up here and camp as long as the roads and gates are open? I assume at that time the deal would be: there is no fee for camping, but there are also no amenities (like water and restrooms) provided either? Is that correct?