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Indian Creek Unit

The Indian Creek Unit is a favorite with climbers. But you don't have to be a climber to appreciate the area's solitude and gorgeous desert scenery. The Indian Creek Unit shares its western border with the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park and the Butler Wash Wilderness Study Area. To get there, take Highway 191 south from Moab, Utah, for 40 miles (60 km) or drive 14 miles (22 km) north of Monticello, Utah, to the turnoff for UT 211. UT 211 winds through the unit and then continues to the Needles where it ends. UT 211 is the only paved road leading in and out of the area.

Things to see

Newspaper Rock - photo by Bob Wick, BLMNewspaper Rock: This sandstone panel has over 650 petroglyphs carved into its surface by cultures dating from 1500 years ago up to this century. The older art is attributed to the ancient Puebloan people who inhabited this region from 100 B.C. to 1540 A.D.. The more recent art is attributed to the Ute people who still live in the Four Corners area. This day-use site has toilet facilities and paved parking, including pull through sites for larger vehicles and RVs. Directions: On US 191, drive 40 miles (60 km) south of Moab or 14 miles (22 km) north of Monticello, turn onto UT 211 and drive 13 miles west. The site is well signed.

 

 

Six Shooter Peaks - photo by Bob Wick, BLMSix Shooter Peaks: As you follow Highway 211 through the northern end of the Indian Creek Unit, the landscape becomes larger than life - in a very iconic western way. The scenery opens up and massive walls and Bridger Jack Mesa looms to the west. The impressive North and South Six Shooter Peaks point skyward in the near distance. 

 

 

 

Camping

Superbowl Campground: This campground has 17 campsites above Indian Creek, with tent/trailer space, picnic table, fire ring, There are vault toilets but no water. Each campsite can accommodate 1-2 tents and 2 vehicles. Campsites are first-come, first-served. Self-register at the campground. The camping fee is $5 per site/per night. Superbowl is located 3.5 miles (5.6 km) northwest of Newspaper Rock, just off Highway 211.

Bridger Jack Campground: Bridger Jack offers primitive camping at designated sites. There are no toilets or water. There is no fee for camping. 

Nearby camping: Creek Pasture and Hamburger Rock are located close to Highway 211 as you drive toward the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park. The Needles Outpost (commercial campground) is just outside the park boundary, and Squaw Flat Campground is within the park (see map)

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For more detailed information, contact:
the BLM Monticello Field Office 365 North Main | 435-259-2100
or the Forest Service, Monticello Ranger District 432 E Center Street | 435-587-2041