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Status: Closed through Thu May 15 2014   Season Dates


Bear Canyon Campground is situated on the boundary of the Mount Nebo Wilderness Area just off the Nebo Loop Scenic Byway at an elevation of 6,800 feet. Visitors enjoy hiking and fishing in this quiet canyon.

Natural Features:

Each campsite within Bear Canyon offers beautiful views of the surrounding Wasatch Range. Aspen and fir trees line the edges of the campground, which sits in a large grassy meadow. Few trees are located within the campsites, so shade is very limited.


Salt Creek runs along the edge of campground, offering rainbow trout fishing. Bear Canyon Trail, for hiking, biking and horseback riding, begins at the campground entrance.


The campground contains three large group sites with picnic tables, serving tables, grills and campfire circles. Sites A and B can accommodate up to 75 people each; Site C can accommodate up to 50 people.

Flush toilets and a flagpole are located near Site A. Vault toilets are also provided. Roads, parking spurs and walking paths within the site are paved.

Nearby Attractions:

The Mount Nebo Wilderness Area is adjacent, brimming with beautiful mountain scenery, pristine waters, abundant wildlife, vibrant summer wildflowers and numerous trail opportunities.

The Nebo Loop Scenic Byway stretches 37 miles through high alpine terrain, dense forests and colorful meadows. Devil's Kitchen Geological Area can be found along the loop, just 6 miles from Bear Canyon. It offers a 1/2-mile round-trip trail to interesting red rock hoodoos.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Campfire Circles
  • Creek Access
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Mountain Biking
  • Non-Potable Water
  • Parking Area
  • Paved Parking Spurs
  • Paved Roads
  • Trailheads
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • No drinking water available on site; drinking water is available at nearby Ponderosa Uinta Campground or campers can bring their own.
  • No water, electric or sewer hookups available
  • Upon arrival, please check in with the host at Ponderosa Campground
  • An additional fee will be collected on-site for extra vehicles
  • This campground has first come, first served single family sites
  • For more information, please call 801-798-3571
  • Click here for more info about the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest

This facility is operated by American Land & Leisure. We appreciate hearing from you. Comment cards are available from campground hosts or online at www.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 don'tmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
39.7875, -111.72972
39°47'15"N, 111°43'47"W

From I-15, take Nephi exit 225. Travel about 5 miles east on Highway 132 to the Nebo Loop Scenic Byway. Turn left onto the byway and travel 3.5 miles to the Bear Canyon turnoff. Turn left. Bear Canyon Campground is located at the end of the road, just past Ponderosa Campground.

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Information: (801)226-3564