Last Updated on 05/11/2024 by Glynn Willard

Coordinates For Free Camping On Sulfur Creek Rd
38°18’42.8″N 111°23’00.8″W
Holy ears, this is a beautiful boondocking site! But it’s not for really big rigs or unskilled drivers.

The proximity to Capital Reef National Park as well as the beautiful views makes this a very appealing site.

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    Dispersed Camping Sulfur Creek

    The Boondocking Details


  1. Time Of Year Visited
    Early July.

  3. Permit Required To Camp At Sulfur Creek?

  5. Government Agency
    Bureau of Land Management

  7. Presence Of Law Enforcement Around Sulfur Creek
    We stayed two nights and did not notice any law enforcement.

  9. Road Conditions In And Out Of Sulfur Creek Rd
    Other apps state the road’s good for any vehicle, but I disagree.

    There are a couple medium sized spots close to Rt 24 in which any camper will be able to navigate.

    But as the road progresses further back, I recommend a 4×4. It’s nothing extreme, but not for passenger cars.

    I was unsure, so walked the road before “cautiously” pulling the trailer any further back.

    There are several spots here and there further back along the road, which are great for lifted camper vans or lifted campers (ORV).

    We chose the largest spot, which could accommodate two RV’s if necessary.
    Boondocking Sulfur Creek

  11. Is Sulfur Creek Rd Big Rig Friendly?
    No, unless you park at the entrance of the road.

    If you have a 4×4 and a camper with higher clearance, go for it. You won’t be disappointed.

    There are several more boondocking locations east on Rt 24 toward Capital Reef that we scouted. They will fit big rigs with no problems.


  13. Cell Strength & Carriers Off Utah Rt 24
    We had no T-Mobile reception here!

    The Open Signal app showed we were piggybacking off a weak AT&T signal. No other carriers were represented.

    We could make calls and send text message’s, but data was too slow.

    We were also nestled down in an arroyo, which may have been the difference.

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  15. Starlink Friendly Sky View Around Sulfur Creek Rd?
    Possibly, if you have a really high pole to mount the antenna.

    There’s a mountain range just to the east, but otherwise clear horizons for an elevated antenna.

  17. Sulfur Creek Rd Crowds
    There were campervans in the first few small spots, but no one ever camped close to us.

    It was very private since we were nestled down in an arroyo.

    A few truck campers passed by to go further back on Sulfur Creek Rd.
    Sulfur Creek camping UT

  19. Did We Feel Safe Boondocking At Sulfur Creek?
    We definitely felt safe. At no point did we feel we were surrounded by shady or suspicious characters.

    The winds were insane most of time we were there. We positioned our nose into the wind, so time spent in the rig was fine.

    We didn’t avoid going outside, but the high winds made it less desirable. When they did settle for a brief period, I got some great drone footage!


  21. Wildlife And Insects Close To Capital Reef
    We did not encounter any pesky insects during this stay.

    Nor did we encounter any random wildlife.

  23. Dump Station And Potable Water Nearby?

    Capital Reef has a campground with a dump station.

    There’s a small fee with an honor box near the camp host. We dumped and filled our fresh water tank.

    The water was really good!

  25. Interpretation And Review Of Sulfur Creek Rd
    Boondocking in UT
    I wish we had stayed longer. Aside from the wind, it was a beautiful and very private spot.

    Capital Reef is good for one or two days of touring unless you are up for the longer hikes.

    Our young kids limit the number of miles we can do (for now).

    There’s a fuel station right across from the entrance of Sulfur Creek Rd, so it’s easy to fill up when you leave the your dispersed camping spot in Sulfur Creek.

    We would go back to this spot again and again!
    Find this spot on Boondocker’s Bible boondocking locations map here.

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