Pyramid Ridge Campground

Overview

Pyramid Ridge Campground sits at just over 6,000 feet above sea level and looks out to a backdrop of the red rock pyramids along the Hurricane Cliffs. This campground gives visitors a remote and backcountry feel while only being a few minutes drive from I-15 and the amenities of town. The campground also serves as one of the trailheads to the Iron Hills Trail System.

The site is located 3.4 miles outside of the south end of town. Temperatures typically remain cool in the spring and late fall with low's during these times approaching or below freezing. Summer temperatures can often bring the high's into the range of 90-95 degrees Fahrnheit.

The Iron Hills Trail System began as just a 5 mile loop and has since emerged into almost 30 miles of high quality mountain bike trails. While riders from all over the country have begun to travel to Cedar City to ride these trails, hikers, dog walkers, and nature lovers of all sorts will enjoy them as well. No matter which one of the 14 sites you chose from, you can access the Turnpike Trail from your campsite.

Recreation

The Turnpike trail leads straight out of the campground and provides bikers, hikers, trail runners, and more with access to almost 30 miles of singletrack. Almost all of the trails in this Iron Hills Trail System have been professionally constructed, and they have played a big role in Cedar City emerging as a premier mountain biking destination.

Facilities

Each campsite at Pyramid Ridge Campground has in-site parking, a large picnic table, fire ring with optional grate for grilling, and at least one tent pad. Select sites contain parking spots to hold a large RV/camper or multiple vehicles and have multiple tent pads. While there is no water available at the campground, visitors can access water and other amenities in town just a few minutes away. The campground also serves as a trailhead which gives campers the opportunity to access almost 30 miles of trail from their campsite. The trailhead contains a bicycle repair station as well as the campground's restroom.

Natural Features

Nestled into the base of the mountain, the Pyramid Ridge Campground gets its name from the geologic features that tower above it. Campers will get to experience sunrise and sunset in one of the most beautiful locations that Cedar City, UT has to offer. Large sandstone monoliths emerge out of the mountain in multiple locations, adding beautiful red, orange and yellow contrast to the green pinyon-juniper forest that blankets the mountain side.

Nearby Attractions

Well known as "Festival Town USA," Cedar City, UT almost always has something going on. Visitors that are looking to stay close to camp can check out attractions like the Southern Utah Museum of Art, Frontier Homestead State Park, or certain times of year even enjoy a day at the world famous Shakespeare Festival. Pyramid Ridge Campground is only one hour from Zion National Park and just over a 1.5 hour drive to Bryce Canyon National Park. 

Photos

Typical view from campsites in the Pyramid Ridge Campground
Typical view from campsites in the Pyramid Ridge Campground
Cedar City Field Office
Long vehicle parking and dumpster onsite
Long vehicle parking and dumpster onsite
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Entrance to Pyramid Ridge Campgound
Entrance to Pyramid Ridge Campgound
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Single Vault toilet
Single Vault toilet
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Group site at Pyramid Ridge Campground
Group site at Pyramid Ridge Campground
Cedar City Field Office
Pyramid Ridge in the winter
Pyramid Ridge in the winter
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Typical view from campsites in the Pyramid Ridge Campground
Typical view from campsites in the Pyramid Ridge Campground
Cedar City Field Office
Long vehicle parking and dumpster onsite
Long vehicle parking and dumpster onsite
BLM
Entrance to Pyramid Ridge Campgound
Entrance to Pyramid Ridge Campgound
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Single Vault toilet
Single Vault toilet
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Group site at Pyramid Ridge Campground
Group site at Pyramid Ridge Campground
Cedar City Field Office
Pyramid Ridge in the winter
Pyramid Ridge in the winter
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Typical view from campsites in the Pyramid Ridge Campground
Typical view from campsites in the Pyramid Ridge Campground
Cedar City Field Office
Long vehicle parking and dumpster onsite
Long vehicle parking and dumpster onsite
BLM
Entrance to Pyramid Ridge Campgound
Entrance to Pyramid Ridge Campgound
BLM
Single Vault toilet
Single Vault toilet
BLM
Group site at Pyramid Ridge Campground
Group site at Pyramid Ridge Campground
Cedar City Field Office
Pyramid Ridge in the winter
Pyramid Ridge in the winter
BLM
Typical view from campsites in the Pyramid Ridge Campground
Typical view from campsites in the Pyramid Ridge Campground
Cedar City Field Office
Long vehicle parking and dumpster onsite
Long vehicle parking and dumpster onsite
BLM
Entrance to Pyramid Ridge Campgound
Entrance to Pyramid Ridge Campgound
BLM
Single Vault toilet
Single Vault toilet
BLM
Group site at Pyramid Ridge Campground
Group site at Pyramid Ridge Campground
Cedar City Field Office
Pyramid Ridge in the winter
Pyramid Ridge in the winter
BLM
Typical view from campsites in the Pyramid Ridge Campground
Typical view from campsites in the Pyramid Ridge Campground
Cedar City Field Office
Long vehicle parking and dumpster onsite
Long vehicle parking and dumpster onsite
BLM
Entrance to Pyramid Ridge Campgound
Entrance to Pyramid Ridge Campgound
BLM
Single Vault toilet
Single Vault toilet
BLM
Group site at Pyramid Ridge Campground
Group site at Pyramid Ridge Campground
Cedar City Field Office
Pyramid Ridge in the winter
Pyramid Ridge in the winter
BLM

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Geographic Coordinates

37.612483, -113.100562