Last Updated on 05/11/2024 by Glynn Willard

Coordinates For Mount Carmel
37°12’25.0″N 112°40’33.9″W
We love boondocking in Utah because there’s so much land from which to choose!

This particular site is surrounded by many other options and makes a great base camp for Bryce Canyon or Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park.

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  1. Time Of Year We Visited This Part Of Utah
    Early May.

  3. Permit Required To Camp At Mount Carmel?

  5. Which Government Agency
    Bureau of Land Management

  7. Presence Of Law Enforcement At Mount Carmel
    We stayed four nights and did not notice any law enforcement.

  9. Road Conditions In And Out Of Mount Carmel
    The road is passable by any type of vehicle, but the spot we chose required higher clearance and 4×4 abilities.

    There are many options in the region. We scouted a few and found some locations to be sandy, but most were passable by any vehicle.
    Dispersed camping near Kanab, UT

  11. Is Mount Carmel Big Rig Friendly?
    Yes, this location is big rig friendly.

    There are many spots available below the hill for bigger rigs where construction vehicles are parked.

    There are also several near the coordinates we posted.

    The road offers a few options to turn around if you don’t find a spot.

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  13. Cell Strength & Carriers Around This Part Of Utah
    We placed our rig on the highest point we could find and it had a strong T-Mobile signal with solid data.

    The Open Signal app showed a strong presence of AT&T, but Verizon was spotty.

  15. Does Mount Carmel Have Starlink Friendly Sky View?
    Yes, if you choose a spot at higher elevation, there’s a clear view of the horizon in most directions.

    If you stay in the lower points, your antenna will be obstructed.

  17. How Are The Crowds Around Mount Carmel
    This is a hot spot for tourists and locals. It was busy, but the turnover was high.

    We pulled in with someone behind us and found the last spot. Those behind us had to move to another location.

    But if you explore the region, eventually you should find a spot since there are so many from which to choose.
    Dispersed Camping at Mount Carmel, UT

  19. Did We Feel Safe Boondocking Off Hwy 89?
    We felt safe. There were no suspicious characters anywhere near our location.

    There are so many campers and traffic coming and going, that it had a “safety in numbers” feeling.

  21. Wildlife And Insects In Southern Utah
    There were no pesky insects to disrupt our time outdoors.

    We did not encounter any wildlife in this spot likely due to the coming and goings of campers.

  23. Dump Station And Potable Water Near Kanab?
    The Chevron and Shell just north on Rt 89 both have fee based dump stations.

    We did not use it since we dumped at Lee’s Ferry prior to arriving and at Bryce Canyon National Park on the way out.

    We use our National Park Pass to access a lot of clean dump stations.

    The coordinates for the dump station at the Shell, which also manages the RV park there are:

    37.223615, -112.681187

    It’s big rig friendly and easily accessible.


  25. Interpretation And Review Of Dispersed Camping At Mount Carmel
    Bryce Canyon
    This is busy land, but we still really liked the location and enjoyed the views from our highly perched spot.

    Again, if it’s too busy, just head north on 89 and you’ll find a lot more service roads with dispersed camping.

    If you do stay here, make it a point to explore both The Belly of The Dragon and Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park.

    Both are fun “off the beaten path” destinations.

    Bryce Canyon National Park is about 60 miles north, with plenty of its own boondocking, but this area still makes a great base camp.

    The proximity to Kanab is also nice. There’s a restaurant there called Wild Thyme Cafe that’s worth a visit.
    Find this spot on Boondocker’s Bible boondocking locations map here.

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