Albion Basin Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Photo of sunflowers in the Albion Basin Area

Albion Basin Campground is located in Little Cottonwood Canyon, near Alta, Utah and many years does not open for use until July 4th or later due to snow depths. Hiking, fishing, mountain biking and rock climbing are other outdoor activities that can be enjoyed. Albion Basin is renowned for its vivid summer wildflowers. The basin hosts the Wasatch Wildflower Festival annually in late July or early August, complete with guided nature walks.

Little Cottonwood Canyon is a beautiful area known for its soaring peaks, unique geology, pristine hidden lakes and cascading streams. Numerous additional hiking and mountain biking trails are found throughout the canyon. Rock climbing and fly-fishing are popular activities as well.

Snowbird Resort is just a few miles down-canyon, offering scenic tram rides, hiking, mountain biking, restaurants, groceries, an Alpine Slide, zip line rides, concerts and various festivals.

Moose and deer frequent the basin and mountain goats can often be seen on the precipitous face of Devils Castle, just south of the campground. A small stream runs through the basin.

At a Glance

Reservations: For reservations call 1-877-444-6777 or click here to make reservations on-line.  Reservations must be made at least 5 days in advance.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Tent camping,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees 16 Single Sites - $21.00
2 Double Sites $42.00
1 Triple Site $63.00
estra vehicle $8.00
Restrictions: 7-day stay limit
Closest Towns: Alta, Utah.
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault
Information Center: Public Lands Information Center 801-466-6411

General Information


From I-215 East, take the 6200 South exit and travel a mile east to Wasatch Boulevard. Take Wasatch Boulevard 3 miles south to the junction with Little Cottonwood Canyon/Highway 210. Take a left at the junction and travel up Little Cottonwood Canyon 10.2 miles to the campground. The last 2.4 miles are on a maintained gravel road.

General Notes:

Firewood can be purchased from the host.


Roads and parking spurs are dirt.

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Picnic tables
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Toilets Vault
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