Cross Canyon Road

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Are you looking for dispersed camping near Hovenweep? Cross Canyon runs westward from Honenweek Road to Gas Plant Road. There are two nice dispersed campsites just over a half mile from the eastern end of the road. The first is large, with one tree for shade, and with great views of the Abajo Mountains and Sleeping Ute. It is just before the switchbacks and is very popular. The second is located shortly after beginning the switchbacks. It is smaller and exposed but also has nice views. Another nice campsite shaded by cottonwood trees is further down the road, just after a small stream crossing. Cross Canyon is an entertaining drive as repeatedly fords the small treelined creek meandering between the caprock-topped canyon walls. Cross Canyon is an alternative to the paved roads between Hovenweep and Blanding.