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Sunset Pass CG - Glen Canyon NRA, UT

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Trailhead Elevation 5,922 feet
Backpack Possible - Not Popular
Dogs not allowed
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Author Steph_and_Blake
author avatar Guides 100
Routes 61
Photos 2,522
Trips 176 map ( 751 miles )
Age 72 Male Gender
Location Grand Junction, CO
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Preferred   Apr, May, Sep, Oct
Seasons   Late Spring to Late Autumn
Sun  5:18am - 7:36pm
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Located in the Orange Cliffs District of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Sunset Pass campsite is one of the numerous sites administered by the Hans Flat Ranger Station (the same station that manages the Maze District of Canyonlands National Park). This campsite is off the (lightly) beaten path between Hite and the Maze formations and, therefore, offers complete solitude. The only reason people might be driving past the campsite is if they're driving along either the North or South Hatch Canyon roads going to (or coming from) the crossing of the Dirty Devil River. The views aren't vast, but there is plenty of room to spread out if there is more than one vehicle in your party and there's a good bit of shade.

* Sunset Pass can accommodate up to 3 vehicles and 9 people.
* Motorcycles and trailers are considered a vehicle.
* Dogs are not allowed.
* Advance reservations are highly recommended.
* This is a primitive campsite with no amenities. No picnic tables, no grills, no toilets, no water.
* Campers must provide their own portable toilet system.
* Fires are not permitted, but you may use a propane fire ring. Please check with the latest fire restrictions just in case.

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2020-11-13 Steph_and_Blake
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

    Permit $$

    Glen Canyon NRA National Park
    Glen Canyon Entrance Fee - 1-7 Day Vehicle Pass - $25

    Boat fees additional, follow provided NPS link above.

    Map Drive
    Strictly 4x4

    To car camp trip
    From Hite: [ GPS Route ]
    Turn left onto 95 for 2.1 miles. You'll cross the Colorado River and take a hard-right onto the first dirt road you come to. It's easy to drive past the dirt road. Take the dirt road (NP633). Continue on NP633 for a little less than 31 miles. Turn left to Sunset Pass at the sign. Drive 2.5 miles to arrive at the campsite (not well-signed) on the left.
    page created by Steph_and_Blake on Nov 13 2020 3:39 pm
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