Camping at Caprock Canyon State Park

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Distance

2.5 miles

Route Type

Out-and-Back

Added by Suril Patel

This park is a beautiful, scenic site with amazing red sandstone and siltstone made canyons, plateaus, and valleys. The short hike in (1.5mi - 3 mi) leads to very secluded campsites and hiking trails.

Caprock Canyon State Park is equipped with two primitive campgrounds: North Prong and South Prong. These campgrounds are equipped with pit toilets as seen in the above photos. For camping at the North Prong Primitive Campsite, the hike from the parking lot to the campsite is 1.25 miles. The hiking trails are near the campsite and they range from 0.5 mile trails to 3 mile trails. The elevation near the North Prong campsite is about 2,600 feet, and hiking up the trails the elevation increases to about 3,100 feet.

Check out the park's website for more information and online reservations.

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over 5 years ago

Camped here at Little Red Campground which is a walk-in 10 site tent only campground. All of the sites have fantastic views and the rattlesnakes are no joke! Came across a young Western Diamondback that did not know to use their rattle as a warning .so watch your step and wear good hiking boots!

I recommend camping at the North Prong Primitive Campsite. And bring some protection against those rattlesnakes.

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