Altamont Campground and Camping
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About the Campground
Altamont Campground is an updated group site located along the beautiful Alpine Loop Scenic Byway in a mountainous area amid thick stands of aspens, fir and spruce trees, at an elevation of 7,400 feet and is adjacent to the Mount Timpanogos Wilderness Area. Wildlife and summer wildflowers are abundant, and autumn leaves put on quite a show in September. Hiking is very popular in the area, with the 15-mile roundtrip Timpooneke Trail beginning nearby and climbing to the summit of rugged Mount Timpanogos. Aspen Grove Trail is close by, leading to the summit as well. The rough dirt Timpooneke Road begins at adjacent Timpooneke Campground and nearly circumnavigates Mount Timpanogos, offering excellent mountain biking and birding.
Cascade Springs is just nine miles from the campground and offers family-friendly and wheelchair-accessible boardwalks around the natural springs. Tibble Fork Reservoir with rainbow and brown trout fishing, and Silver Flat Reservoir with rainbow and brook trout fishing are a short drive away. A portion of the north shore at Tibble Fork is wheelchair accessible. Both reservoirs are open to non-motorized boats only, and are great for canoeing and kayaking. Tibble Fork Reservoir also has good scuba diving off the south shore, and numerous hiking/biking trails begin at the reservoir. Timpanogos Cave National Monument is just a few miles down American Fork Canyon, with a rewarding but steep 1.5-mile hike to a guided tour of the spectacular three-room cave system, and stunning views of American Fork Canyon. American Fork Creek also offers good fly-fishing with light pressure. Lone Peak Wilderness Area is nearby and offers a myriad of additional hiking and biking opportunities. The 20-mile paved Alpine Loop Scenic Byway travels through alpine canyons, mountain meadows, aspen groves, and pine forests, with breathtaking views of the Wasatch Range. This road is not recommended for vehicles over 30 feet in length. Sundance Ski and Summer Resort is located at the south entrance to the Alpine Loop and offers lift-served hiking and mountain biking, and stunning views of Mount Timpanogos and Stewart Falls.
Altamont has a new large pavilion covering tables and a firepit. The site has updated accessible flush restrooms and running water. The short road to the site is paved, as is the large parking area. Tent pads are provided, and the site can hold up to 100 people.
Services & Amenities
- Accessible Restroom
- Flush Toilet
- Group Fire Ring
- Paved Parking Spurs
- Paved Roads
- Picnic Tables
- Potable Water
- Serving Tables
- Wildlife Viewing
May 21 2010 -
Oct 03 2010
|GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC
May 20 2011 -
Oct 02 2011
|GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC
Alerts and Important Information
Reservations must be made at least 5 days in advance.
The site capacity for people will be strictly enforced. Additional persons above the maximum at any time (including those visiting for a meal) will be asked to leave.
Highway 92 has a 30' vehicle length restriction. Altamont is within this restriction.
Campers must have a recreation pass before camping: 3-day passes are $6 per vehicle, 7-day passes are $12 per vehicle, and annual passes are $45 per vehicle. Passes are available at entrance stations located on either side of the Alpine Scenic Loop, and 3-day passes can also be purchased at self service fee tubes located at major trailheads.
A per-day extra vehicle fee will be collected on site.
Pets must be leashed.
No discharge of firearms or fireworks.
Main Phone: 801-785-3563
FEES INCLUDE ALL APPLICABLE TAXES
Campground Contact Information
Open From: Jun 18 2010 to Jun 14 2011
Reservation Phone: 877-444-6777
Campground Reservations: Altamont
Campground Phone: 801-885-7391
Customer Service Phone:888-445-1474
Backcountry Permits Phone: 877-550-6777
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More About Altamont Campground
Altamont is a campground located in Pleasant Grove, Utah. This is a US Forest Service campground. All reservations can be made by calling 1-877-444-6777.
To find this campground check the map shown above, or enter -111.6339 latitude, and -111.6339 longitude into your GPS device.
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