Area Status: Closed
Altamont Campground is located along the beautiful Alpine Loop Scenic Byway high in the Wasatch Mountains. The Mount Timpanogos Wilderness Area is adjacent. Visitors enjoy hiking the nearby Timpooneke Trail to the summit of Mount Timpanogos.
Natural Features: The campground lies among dense, shady stands of aspen, fir and spruce trees at an elevation of 7,400 feet. Wildlife and summer wildflowers are abundant and autumn leaves put on quite a show.
Recreation: Hiking is very popular in the area. The 15-mile round-trip Timpooneke Trail begins across the road at the Timpooneke Campground and climbs to the summit of rugged Mount Timpanogos. Aspen Grove Trail is nearby, leading to the summit as well. Horses are allowed on Timpooneke Trail.
The rough, dirt Timpooneke Road also begins across the road, nearly circumnavigates Mount Timpanogos and offers excellent mountain biking and birding opportunities.
The campground sits along the 20-mile paved Alpine Loop Scenic Byway. It passes through alpine canyons, mountain meadows, aspen groves and pine forests, offering breathtaking views of the Wasatch Range.
Facilities: Altamont offers a large picnic shelter, flush toilets and drinking water. Several picnic tables and a campfire circle are located in the shelter. The short road from the Alpine Loop to the campsite is paved, as is a large parking area. The site can accommodate up to 100 guests.
At a Glance
||Reservations for this group site can be made by visiting Recreation.gov. Reservations must be made 4 days ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 months in advance.
||1 Group Site - Cost $220.00 - Capacity 100 people
||7 day stay limit
Highway 92 has a 30' vehicle length restriction. Altamont is within this restriction.
||Campers must have a recreation pass before camping. They are available at entrance stations located on either side of the Alpine Scenic Loop.
Three-day passes are $6 per vehicle
Seven day passes are $12 per vehicle
Annual passes are $45 per vehicle
||For more information contact the Pleasant Grove Ranger District at 801-785-3563.
Timpanogos Cave National Monument is a few miles down American Fork Canyon, offering a rewarding but steep 1.5-mile hike to a guided tour of the spectacular three-room cave system.
Cascade Springs is just 9 miles from the campground. Family-friendly, accessible boardwalks loop around the natural springs.
Nearby Tibble Fork and Silver Flat Reservoirs offer canoeing, kayaking and fishing for rainbow, brook and brown trout. A portion of the north shore at Tibble Fork is accessible. Both reservoirs are open only to non-motorized watercraft. Scuba divers frequent Tibble Fork's south shore.
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From Salt Lake City, Utah, travel south on I-15 to Alpine-Highland exit 284. Travel east on Highway 92 approximately 13 miles through American Fork Canyon, then 3 miles south on the Alpine Loop Scenic Byway. Campground is on the left.
1 Group site is accessible
The road from the Alpine Loop to the campsite is paved, as is a large parking area.
Accessible flush toilets are provided.
Highway 92, which accesses the campground, has a 30-foot vehicle length restriction
A per-day extra vehicle fee will be collected on site
For more information, please call 801-226-3564
This facility is operated by American Land & Leisure. We appreciate hearing from you. Comment cards are available from campground hosts or online at americanll.com.
Don't Move Firewood: Help prevent the spread of tree-killing pests in our national forests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org.