Maple Canyon

Maple Canyon in Central Utah is one of the nation’s most unique rock climbing areas. While most of central Utah’s high country is covered with aspens and pines, Maple Canyon is heavily wooded with maples.

Get in

By car

Maple Canyon is approximately 1.5 hours from Salt Lake City. To get to Maple Canyon, Take I-15 Exit 225 at Nephi. Go east on Highway 132 to Fountain Green. On the south end of Fountain Green there is a road sign directing you to the canyon, located several miles to the southwest.

You can also get to Maple Canyon by heading West from the town of Moroni.

Get around

A single maintained gravel road leads into the canyon. 4x4 vehicles are not necessary to get to the camping area or the parking areas for the climbing walls. Beyond the areas that most people access (approximately 4 miles up the road), the road is not maintained and becomes quite rough. Beyond that, once you are inside the canyon you'll be hiking a small trail through the canyon branches.

See

Do

Buy

For purchases beyond gas and small items, head to Ephraim, approximately 15 minutes south, where you can find whatever you need including a Wal-Mart Supercenter. (Most people that camp use Ephraim as place to shop, shower (available at Snow College) and access the Internet (free Wi-Fi access at the library).

The closest full service US Post Office is in Fountain Green.

Eat

There are no food services with Maple Canyon. If you're hungry and didn't pack it in, head to nearby Moroni, Mount Pleasant, or Ephraim.

Drink

The closest state liquor store is in Ephraim, south of Maple Canyon.

Sleep

The US Forest Service operates a small campground within the canyon. Amenities include pit toilets, picnic tables and campfire rings. There are approximately ten sites (for tents or small trailers (i.e. no pull-through sites) and they fill up quickly on the weekends in the summer months. The sites are quite nice, usually nesteled within the trees against the canyon wall. All sites are within walking distance to the climbing areas.

Commercial campgrounds, such as Burns Bros. RV Campground(435) 445-3303, are also located outside of the canyon, approximately 1.2 miles south of Fountain Green on Highway 132.

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