Camping: Know Before You Go
Camping is one of the many ways people enjoy the beauty and solitude of the Monument's backcountry. To protect these resources, please camp in already disturbed areas.
Please camp in already disturbed areas. We recommend using camp stoves at these sites. If you choose to have a fire, we encourage you to bring firepans and carry out ashes; you may collect dead and down wood for fires. Please practice "Leave No Trace" techniques at all times.
Conditions change seasonally - often suddenly - in this land of extremes. You may encounter unexpected snow storms, flash floods, impassable roads, extreme heat or cold, dried up water sources, and high water from floods or spring runoff. This is a beautiful but unforgiving landscape so please follow our safety tips.
Stop at a Monument Visitor Center to obtain current information on road and weather conditions, maps, and permits, which are required for all overnight use.
Developed campgrounds may be found at the perimeter of the Monument along Highways 12 and 89. There is a 14-day stay limit at all BLM sites.