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Entrance 38.68812°N / 110.68095°W
Temple Mountain was named by early settlers to the area for its striking resemblance to the Mormon temple in Manti (though one source I’ve read says the Salt Lake Temple). You can really see the semblance when traveling to Temple Mountain from the northwest.
GETTING THERE: Temple Mountain is easily reached from I-70. Drive Highway 24 south, turn right at the Goblin Valley turnoff, and then take the narrow paved road 6.4 miles west to the end of the pavement.
CAMPING: There is plenty of camping on BLM land in the Temple Mountain and Behind the Reef area. There are no facilities or water at these primitive sites so you have to come prepared. There is a parking area with picnic and toilet facilities shortly after you enter the area on Temple Mountain Road though. For the primitive camping sites, there are many turnoffs right off the different roads. Use already established areas to minimize impact. The sites are nicely spread out. These primitive sites are free. If you want to camp in this area, take Temple Mountain Road off Highway 24. After 5 miles there is an intersection with Goblin Valley Road. For reference, Goblin Valley Road is paved and goes left. Continue going straight on Temple Mountain Road past the intersection. There is a parking area soon after. Past the parking area you will start to see camping spots. You can camp in the ones around the canyon or continue out "behind the reef" where there is miles of open space on various roads. The roads do get pretty rough after awhile but should be passable by most cars. Some smaller RVs may be able to go to some of the closer spots. Be sure never to camp or put vehicles in any washes due to the danger of flash flooding. This is what you might consider extreme car camping, as there are no facilities for many miles. Bring a good map. This is a beautiful area. There is no water available in this area
There are no facilities besides the picnic areas and restrooms in the parking areas. The restrooms are VERY Clean and well kept.
ARCHES : Located just 5 miles (8 km) north of Moab is Arches National Park, which contains the world's largest concentration of natural sandstone arches. Although over 2,000 arches are located within the park's 76,518 acres, the park also contains an astounding variety of other geological formations. Colossal sandstone fins, massive balanced rocks, soaring pinnacles and spires dwarf visitors as they explore the park's viewpoints and hiking trails. A paved scenic drive takes visitors to many of the major viewpoints within the park. The park’s rock formations delight children as well as adults, with many easy trails providing opportunities for kids to get out of the car and explore the arches up close. Hikers can choose from a wide variety of trails, from short twenty minute walks leading right up to many of the largest arches in the park, to more adventurous hikes into lesser seen areas.
Camp N38.66043° W110.66962°
Ruins N38.68022° W110.67167°
Reclaimed Mines N38.68410° W110.67022°
Old House N38.68474° W110.66785°
Mollys Castle N38.57648° W110.68242°
Factory Butte N38.43945° W110.91688°
Wild Hourse Mesa N38.48595° W110.91958°
Dirt Devil Mine N38.68415° W110.99175°
Little Wild Hourse CYN N38.58282° W110.80281°
Sheepherders End N38.80690° W110.90700°
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GPS Information for Temple Mountain
Points of interest Temple Mountain
Image was taken at Hungry Valley (Gorman)