Native Cave Dwelling
This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Apple Valley, UT
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Our home is on a one-acre lot close to world class mountain biking trails and national parks. Our property also has an old cave dwelling that was used by Native Americans possibly hundreds, if not thousands of years ago. Suggested Local Attractions: Gooseberry Mesa (1 mile), Zions Park (50 min drive), world class mountain biking and hiking trails are close by and easy to get to (within 2 to 30 miles). Colorado City, AZ (is only 10 miles away and is a one-of-a-kind community with wonderful, but not very well-known hiking trails like Water Canyon nearby). Pipe Springs National Monument (29 miles) is another wonderful location to learn about local native culture and early pioneer history of this area.
Vehicle Suitability Information
Electric Hookup: 30A
Outdoor Cooking Allowed
Separate Tow Vehicle Parking
Campfire Ring Provided
No Smoking on property. Pets need to be controlled at all times. Quiet hours after 10:00 pm. No generators after dark. Water and both 15 or 30 amp electricity may be available please, get permission from host prior to connecting either. Fire will be permitted when using existing fire pit, or stove or with your own above ground Hibachi/BBQ Grill. Please get permission before using the fire pit or stove to ensure a water hose is connected and available before use.
Access Road Conditions: Parking area is located on the side of our property in a gravel parking area or by our small pond for smaller RVs. The gravel covered driveway access is very small (only 17 ft wide) with a 2-foot-deep ditch on both sides of the entrance. We have found that it is easiest to back into position off the road which is only 30 foot wide. If you are not comfortable backing up your RV rig, this site is probably not the best place for you to stay. The RV parking area is about 50 ft long and 20 ft wide so you must back onto the parking area and off our driveway after crossing over our tight driveway entrance (basically parallel parking off our driveway, after backing over the driveway entrance). The vehicles total length including truck and trailer should not be longer than 45 feet long in order to fit our RV parking area. Tow Vehicle Parking Details: A towed vehicle should be disconnected at the "Little Creek" Chevron gas station located at the turn off from HWY 59 onto Apple Valley Way, before arriving at our home. It would not be possible to back a towed vehicle into the RV parking location. There are several places on the property, where the towed vehicle could then be parked.
Hosted By MinerBoyd
Retired Couple Loving RV Lifestyle. Details: My wife and I enjoy travelling in our 29 ft Class A Motorhome and meeting with and getting to know other RV'rs. I enjoy photography and listening to all kinds of music, we both enjoy spending time with our 17 grandkids. Hometown: Apple Valley, Utah Located near the Arizona border about 30 minutes East of St George, UT and 50-55 min drive from Zion National Park. Grand Canyon North Rim is about 2.5 to 3 hours South and we are just off the Gooseberry Mesa with some of the best Mountain Biking Trails in the world only a few minutes away. Favorite Boondocking Locations: We both enjoy camping in out of the way locations on BLM land in Southern Utah or Northern AZ where I can explore nature and take photos and my wife can sit quietly and read a book. We frequently stay at nearby Duck Creek Area in Cedar City Canyon about 80 miles from our home. It is very nice BLM open camping area with much lower summer temperatures. Skills or Expertise to Share: My wife is a Massage Therapist (semi-retired) who developed several Spas in 4-star resorts. I worked with computers for 20 plus years and as a computer software instructor as well. I am handy with basic home and RV remodeling/repairs and enjoy photography and listening to music as a hobby.
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References for this location from other RVers
1 week ago
Great Host !!!
1 month ago
We had a great time in this area. Our host was very nice and let us go on his patio that backs up to caves at the back of gis property and over looks Zion. (I was too scared to go) but my husband loved it. Thanks so much for a great experience.
1 month ago
We had a good stay in a nice little town. Boyd & Family were very nice and accomodating. Good comm’s upon arrival and helped us get parked in the right spot. I was hesitant with the driveway at first but it was very easy with Boyd’s help. They have a beautiful house right next to a cliff line with caves where he let us venture into! It was very cool and such a great sunset! His place is so close to so many National & State Parks. We would definitely stay here again. Thanks!!
2 months ago
Very friendly hosts with a convenient location to Zion. Great level spot and electric. Thanks for your hospitality!
2 months ago
The host was not very communicative or responsive. He never came out to greet me in person during the two nights of my stay. If there really was a “native cave dwelling” there was no way to know where or if it could be accessed from the property.