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Moab, Utah - Horsethief BLM Campground

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We spent September touring Colorado with a short detour into Utah from Mesa Verde to visit Canyonlands NP and Arches NP at Moab, Utah. We stayed at Horsethief Campground, one of many BLM campgrounds in the area (recommended by Scubarx).  With the senior discount it was $6/night. It’s open all year with 60 sites. There are no hookups, no water and no dump station. Each site was level, nice picnic table, fire ring and views. Vault toilets were clean and odor free. It’s a half mile off the highway about 5 miles from Canyonlands NP and about 12 miles from Moab and Arches NP.  It’s first come first served and filled up by the time it got dark. We arrived around 1:00pm and had a good number of sites to choose from. Sites are well spaced so you’re shouting distance from your neighbors. We will definitely stay there again.

 

Our site.  You can see our neighbor, not too close

 

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Quiet site, good view, adult beverage, relaxing after a day of hiking in Canyonlands NP

 

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Mike

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Mike, Thanks for the post. Nice pictures. We have to visit this campground!

 

It is very cold in this area right now. I wondered, did you use your Vornado heater, using your inverter and solar power? If not you must have used the furnace on LP or slept under a very thick quilt!


David Stillman, Salt Lake City, Utah

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DavidS -

 

Since these electric heaters "burn" a fair amount of energy I would assume that Mike didn't rely on the inverter and solar.  I'd bet on the furnace and a good blanket.  Of course, I also assume that he does have Carol with him (hee-hee).

 

Bill


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David, good question. We were there the end of September and the nights weren’t too cold. One morning we used the furnace to take the chill off. We did not use the vornado, although on low it’s only using 750 watts so we could have used it for a short period. The furnace heats things up quicker.  As Bill notes, a good blanket is also useful!  Mike


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