Campsite SpecificsTwisted Shoe (TS-1) can accommodate 1 vehicle (no trailers), 4 people, no horses.
Maximum vehicle length is 25'
Primitive roadside sites offer nice views, solitude, and a small flat gravel space to set up camp next to your vehicle. No shade, toilets, or other amenities are provided. The use of generators is prohibited in the backcountry
Twisted Shoe is located along the Juniper Canyon Road via the Glenn Spring Road. Juniper Canyon Road begins 6.8 miles from the junction of the Glenn Spring Road and the main road to Rio Grande Village.
Road ConditionsThe 5.3 mile (8.5km) Juniper Canyon road is very rocky and generally requires a 4-wheel drive vehicle.
VegetationThere is no shade at this campsite. Moderate ground cover surrounds the site.
ViewsGreat views of the desert and rugged mountains. The South Rim is visible to the west. Elephant Tusk and Backbone Ridge are visible to the south.
CautionsA trailhead for the Juniper Canyon Trail and Dodson Trail is located at the end of the dirt road past Twisted Shoe. Lock and secure your vehicle while away.
RemarksNice view from this remote site, especially the night sky, and there is very little traffic. There is a bear proof storage box at the site.
Last updated: May 22, 2020