Granite Flats is located in the beautiful American Fork Canyon with camping sites scattered among Aspen, Douglas Fir, and Spruce stands. Campsites are easily accessed and conveniently located near water and restrooms. Picnic tables and fire pits are available.
The campground is a part of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest and is a fee campground and area.
At roughly 6750 feet, evenings are often cool, and a nice escape from Valley heat. Children and adults can enjoy fishing and picnicking at Tribble Fork Reservoir located a short distance away (about 1 mile). The small reservoir/lake is stocked with Rainbow trout with some resident brown trout, etc.
Hikers can explore any number of area trails including a steep but beautiful climb up to Timpanogos Cave, the Baker Fort Trail, or up to Box Elder Peak. In winter months outdoor adventurers enjoy family sledding or cross- country skiing.
Per USDA: “From Salt Lake City, Utah, take interstate 15 to the Alpine-Highland exit (exit 284) and go east on Highway 92 for 8 miles to mouth of American Fork Canyon. Go 5 miles up canyon to junction, take the North Fork (Forest Service Road 85) to Tribbles Fork Reservoir, stay left on paved road for 1 mile to campground. ” The campground is easily accessible with paved roads to the 44 single & 8 double campgrounds. (Skip to map below)
In my 2014 visit to the campgrounds the grounds were clean, well kept, and the forest and site staff friendly. We enjoyed our stay along with quick trips to the reservoir, Timpanogos, or site seeing along the road.
Granite Flats Campgound — Map
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