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Albion Basin, Utah Campground Photos, Directions & Reservations

Albion Basin Photos

Albion Basin Campground
Albion Basin Campground
Albion Basin Campground
Albion Basin Campground
Albion Basin Campground


Albion Basin Campground, just 15 miles from Sandy, Utah, is set among shady white pines and aspens in its beautiful namesake basin in Little Cottonwood Canyon at an elevation of 9,500 feet.


The campground contains 24 “reservation” sites (22 single sites, one double and one triple site) . All come with picnic tables and campfire rings. Vault toilets are provided. Roads and parking spurs are dirt. We no longer have “first come, first served” sites.

Natural Features

Albion Basin is renowned for its vivid summer wildflowers. The basin hosts the Wasatch Wildflower Festival annually in late July or early August, complete with guided nature walks.

Moose and deer frequent the basin and mountain goats can often be seen on the precipitous face of Devils Castle, just south of the campground. A small stream runs through the basin.


Hiking and mountain biking are very popular activities. Hikers enjoy the path to Cecret Lake, which begins at the campground, as well as the Catherine Pass/Sunset Peak Trail just down the road.

Mountain bikers often ride the Albion Basin Road and the trail to Germania Pass. Other trails include the Albion Meadows Trail and Cardiff Pass/Twin Lake Pass.

Recreation Sites

  • Standard Nonelectric
  • Overnight


  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Camping
  • Biking


  • Parking Area
  • Vault Toilets

Directions and Contact Information

From I-215, take the 6200 South exit and travel a mile east to Wasatch Blvd. Take Wasatch Blvd 3 miles south to the junction with Little Cottonwood Canyon/Highway 210. Take a left at the junction and travel up Little Cottonwood Canyon 10.2 miles to the campground. The last 2.4 miles are on a maintained gravel road which has an information booth operated in partnership with the Ski Area; the hosts will direct you up the road to the campground.

Need to Know

  • There are no electrical, water, or sewer hookups available at this location.
  • This is a watershed area. Visitors will be fined for bringing domestic pets or livestock into the area.
  • No amplified music is allowed in USDA Forest Service campgrounds and facilities. People come to the campgrounds for peace and quiet.
  • There is limited spring water at Albion Basin. Visitors should bring their own water just in case.
  • Campground opening date is subject to weather and snow melt conditions.  
  • Please carpool if possible. Most sites accommodate two passenger vehicles only. No overflow parking is available.
  • Gates are locked from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.
  • Weather can change suddenly and thunderstorms should be expected.
  • A per-day, per-vehicle fee of $10 will be collected on site for each extra vehicle. Single sites get only one car free, double site gets two cars, triple site three cars.
  • Off-road vehicles or ATVs are not permitted.
  • This campground no longer has first come, first served sites. All are by reservation only.
  • Don’t Move Firewood: Help prevent the spread of tree-killing pests in our national forests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit
  • The maximum number of persons allowed on a single camping site is 8, on a double 16, and on a triple 24.

Location Map

Latitude 40° 34′ 35.0000″ N
Longitude 111° 36′ 40.0000″ W

Mailing Address

ALTA , UT 84092

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 801-999-2103

Additional Information

Utah State Tourism
Utah State Road Conditions
Print Facility Map

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