Vermillion Cliffs--Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
BLM
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
Calf Creek Falls Cedar Mesa Ruin Cleveland Lloyd Gallery Simpson Springs Pony Express Station Cedar Mesa
Monticello Field Office
BLM>Utah>Monticello>Recreation>Places
Print Page

Home

Activities

Places

Permits

Outfitters & Guides

Minimum Impact Practices


Indian Creek


Indian Creek Corridor is located along Highway 211, 15 miles north of Monticello, Utah.  This 26 mile stretch of spectacular scenic country is the gateway to the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park.

Rock ClimbingClimbing in Indian Creek

Indian Creek affords many opportunities for rock climbing. New routes and bolting are allowed. Alteration of rock surfaces and removal of vegetation is prohibited. Many of these climbs can only be reached by crossing private land. Please use existing trails, respect private land signs and fences. Climbing on petroglyphs is unlawful and destructive.

Newspaper Rock

This rock displays multiple periods of rock art from cultures dating to 1500 years ago to this century. The older art is attributed to the ancient Puebloan people who inhabited this region for approximately two thousand years, from 100 B.C. to 1540 A.D. The more recent art (lighter in color) is attributed to the Ute people who still live in the Four Corners area. This day-use site has toilet facilities and ample parking, including pull through sites for larger vehicles and RVs. For more information visit the Utah State Archeology Webpage.

Camping

For detailed information please visit the camping page.

Hamburger Rock is the only developed campsite in the corridor and is located near the entrance of Canyonlands National Park.  A private campground is located at the Needles Outpost, just outside the entrance to the park. Squaw Flat campground is located just inside the park and fills early during busy seasons.

Camping at Bridger Jack Mesa, Creek Pasture, and Hamburger Rock Campground, is restricted to designated camping zones.

Camping in the area of Newspaper Rock has been CLOSED due to flash flood danger.

There are primitive dispersed camping opportunities on public land within the corridor.  Please do not trespass onto private land.

Sanitation and Garbage

A pack-in/pack-out policy will be enforced in all areas in the corridor without restrooms.  Adherence to the Leave No Trace standards is required. Provision and use of a bag system or portable toilet is required. Use of cat holes is prohibited. Leaving or burying toilet paper is prohibited. Packing out all trash and garbage is required. Screening or filtering of grey water is required before dumping. All dispersed campers in the Indian Creek Corridor must take out their human waste.

Water, Gas, and Supplies

You should plan to carry all the water you may need as there is no drinking water supplied at the campgrounds.  Gas and other supplies are available in Monticello, Moab, or from mid-March through October at the Needles Outpost located just outside the park entrance.