Looking to spend a night in the desert? A site in the Saddlehorn Campground, or hiking out into the backcountry, are two ways to do it.
Saddlehorn Campground is the monument's only established campground. There are three loops with 80 sites. Loop A is open year round. For campground information, visit the Saddlehorn Campground page.
Backcountry camping is the other option. Grab your pack and head out on a trail to camp under the stars. A free backcountry permit is required in order to camp, and may be obtained at the visitor center. Water is not available in the backcountry, even during spring runoff, due to a high Selenium content. Remember to take plenty of water with you: one gallon (4 liters) per person is recommended per day in the summer months. Pets are not allowed in the backcountry.