Buckboard Campground


Area Status: Open

The campground offers several single-family sites, as well as two group sites than can each accommodate up to 50 guests. Firewood may be collected in and around the campground. Forest Road 105 to the campground is paved, while parking spurs and the roads within the campground are graveled. There are two vault toilets and the campground has water available (seasonally.) There is a 14 day stay limit at this campground.
Aspens and Gambel oaks surround the site, offering partial shade. The campground sits at an elevation of 8,900 feet, and summer temperatures range from 75-85 degrees during the day and 50-60 degrees at night. Mule deer, wild turkeys and black bears frequent the area.
Popular activities include fishing, hiking and off-road vehicle riding. Several trailheads are nearby, including Robertson's Pasture Trail and Spring Creek Trail. The Abajo Loop State Scenic Backway passes by the campground. It leads from the desert floor and red rock canyons to steep mountains over 10,000 feet high, with overlooks and panoramic views. The byway is suitable for passenger vehicles from late spring through fall but is not recommended for large RVs.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open 5/5/21. Weather and snow melt affect the opening in the spring. Call the Monticello Ranger District if you need more information: 435-587-2041.
Reservations: This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at www.recreation.gov. Reservations can be made from May 22th to Sept 30th and must be made at least 5 days in advance.
Fees: 10 Single Sites - $20 per night;  1 Group Site -$50 per night
Usage: Medium
Closest Towns: Monticello, Utah.
Water: Yes- Seasonally
Restroom: Vault toliets
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions:

Directions from Monticello: Turn West onto 200 West/Abajo Drive/County Road 101/Forest Service Road 49 in Monticello and continue for approximately 6 miles until you encounter Buckboard Campground on your left.


Recreation Map

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Activities

Campground Camping

No. of Sites 10 single sites and 2 group sites which can accomodate up to 50 people each
Reservation Info This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at www.recreation.gov. Reservations can be made from May 22th- Sept. 30th and must be made at least 5 days in advance.
Fire Information Fire Rings
No. of Accessible sites None
Sleeping Shelter None

River and Stream Fishing

Fishing areas include North Creek and Taylor Springs as well as nearby Monticello Lake.

Day Hiking

Trails nearby include the Robertson Pasture Trail and the Spring Creek Trail. They are also open to mountain biking, horseback riding, and motorcycle riding. Mototcycle riding on these trails is permitted only from May 16th -Sept 30th.

 

Viewing Wildlife

Some of the wildlife you might see in the area includes birds, squirrels, chipmunks, mule deer, wild turkeys, rabbits, and black bears.

Picnicking

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
37.880691

  Longitude : 
-109.449271

  Elevation : 
8754'