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Mud Hills Campsites
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Mud Hills Campsites

The Mud Hills Campsites are scattered along St. Thomas Gap Road, not far east of Gold Butte Road. The three sites close to the road are suitable for trailers and RVs, but the others are better left to smaller vehicles in dry weather; in wet weather, sites 3 and 4 are likely to become quite muddy and should be avoided. All of these site are on desert flats surrounded by the Mud Hills to the north, Tramp Ridge to the west, and the mountains of Gold Butte Townsite to the south. Views east are blocked by low hills, but otherwise would extend into Arizona. Indivdually, these sites are quiet and fairly private, but each is small enough to be suitable only for one group at a time. This is a good area to basecamp while hiking or exploring some of the 500 miles of open roads in the Gold Butte region, plus St. Thomas Gap Road provides access to roads in Grand Canyon - Parashant National Monument in Arizona.

Mud Hills Campsites

Note: Campsites are marked by red dots. Map based on USGS 7.5 minute topo map, which may have red grid lines and various numbers. North is at the top. Grid is UTM NAD27 CONUS. Roads are black (solid = paved; dashed = unpaved; width implies quality). BLM areas (no overlay) based on BLM data.

Table 1. Highway Coordinates based on GPS Data (NAD27; UTM Zone 11S). Download Highway GPS Waypoints (gpx) file.

Site Location UTM Easting UTM Northing Latitude (N) Longitude (W) Elevation (ft)
0796 Gold Butte Rd at St Thomas Gap Rd 757995 4033469 36.41359 114.12277 2,427
MH-camp1 Mud Hills Camp #1 758258 4033520 36.41398 114.11983 2,425
MH-camp2 Mud Hills Camp #2 758794 4033046 36.40957 114.11401 2,461
MH-camp3 Mud Hills Camp #3 759213 4033231 36.41112 114.10929 2,441
MH-camp4 Mud Hills Camp #4 759534 4033250 36.41121 114.10571 2,434
STG-camp GB Rd - St. Thomas Gap Campsite 757995 4033499 36.41386 114.12277 2,428

Happy Hiking! All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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