Last Updated on 05/11/2024 by Glynn Willard

Coordinates For Our Free Dispersed Camping North Of Arches National Park
38°52’51.5″N 109°48’21.7″W
We decided to stay closer to Interstate 70 as a home base because of a strong data signal.

Our intention was to visit Arches National Park, Moab and Canyonlands National Park.

We were making our way to Ouray, CO from the north, so this location made sense for an easy departure.

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Free camping near Arches National Park

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  1. Time Of Year We Visited This Free Campsite in Utah
    Mid May.

  3. Permit Required To Camp Off BLM 144?

  5. Which Government Agency Oversees Land North Of Arches NP?
    Bureau of Land Management.

  7. Presence Of Law Enforcement Around Grand Valley City Rd
    We stayed for close to a week and did not see any law enforcement during our stay.

  9. Road Conditions along BLM 144
    The roads in and out are all well maintained with a moderate amount of traffic coming and going.

    Any type of vehicle should be able to pass through this area including driving into the worn RV spots.

    You’ll find several offshoots of different BLM roads along this route offering additional spaces.
    Free camping near Arches National Park

  11. Is Valley City Rd Big Rig Friendly?
    Yes, it’s big rig friendly.

    This is wide open space with a lot of spaces all along the road for RV’s of all sizes.

    Not only will you find plenty of spots to choose from, you will also find endless opportunities to turn around.

  13. Cell Strength & Carriers Around Arches NP
    Because of the proximity to Interstate 70, all cell carriers are well represented.

    Our T-Mobile phones and hot spot were fast and reliable with very little digital traffic.

    Rt 191 south toward Arches is littered with BLM land and dispersed camping locations.

    We didn’t check, but I suspect the digital traffic may become more congested the closer you get to Arches NP.

    Besides the geography worsens the cell signal in that part of Utah.

    Our Open Signal app showed a strong presence of Verizon and AT&T as well in our boondocking spot.

  15. Starlink Friendly Sky View In This Area Of Utah?
    This is a good location for Starlink if you plant your rig here (unless you pull in closer to the small mountains).

    There’s enough space that you can find a spot with a clear view of the appropriate horizon.

  17. Crowds Around BLM 144
    We did not have any trouble finding a spot.

    There were only a few other rigs nearby. Two fifth wheels, two vans and one motorcycle tent camper.

    If you choose this location, you’ll have no issues with the small number of campers.
    Free boondocking near Arches National Park

  19. Did We Feel Safe Boondocking On BLM Land Near Arches?
    No one bothered us and we felt very safe. Everyone seemed to keep to themselves.

    We generally leave our rig to explore the local area when we dispersed camp and we’ve not had any issues (yet).

    That statement applies to this location as well.

    There was some traffic coming and going on BLM 144, but nothing out of the ordinary.

  21. Wildlife And Insects In This Region Of UT
    There were no annoying insects during our stay.

    We also did not see any wildlife since this is a pretty desolate area.


  23. Dump Station And Potable Water Near Arches National Park
    We found this dump station in Moab with free dump and water. Gotta love Maverick!

    38°33’31.9″N 109°32’37.2″W

    We did not have to dump or get water while here since we did it in Grand Junction on the way out.

    Even though the above dump station is easily accessible, I’m glad we didn’t tow into that area. It was super congested!

  25. Interpretation And Review Of Dispersed Camping On BLM 144
    Arches NP
    This free boondocking location in Utah served our needs perfectly!

    We were able to get work done with a strong, uncongested data signal, visit two national parks, explore Moab and our boys had space to run and play.

    It also had some beautiful sunsets and sunrises.

    I was even able to practice some maneuver flying with the drone without disturbing anyone.

    We would absolutely return to this space if we decide to visit this part of Utah again.
    Find this spot on Boondocker’s Bible boondocking locations map here.

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