Albion Basin Campground

Area Status: 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 
2 Double Sites
1 Triple Site
There is a fee or a extra vehicle
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.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Mountain Biking

Mountain bikers often ride the Albion Basin Road and the trail to Germania Pass. Other trails include the Albion Meadows Trail and Cardiff Pass/Twin Lake Pass.

General Info:

General Notes

Firewood can be purchased from the host.


Roads and parking spurs are dirt.

Campground Camping

No. of Sites
16 single sites
2 double sites
1 triple site
There is a fee or a extra vehicle
Reservation Info Go to or call 877-444-6777
No. of Accessible sites


Hiking and mountain biking are very popular activities. Hikers enjoy the path to Cecret Lake, which begins at the campground, as well as the Catherine Pass/Sunset Peak Trail just down the road.


Picnic tables:
Tent camping:
Toilets: Vault
Accessible: Accessible Vault Toilets
Drinking water: