Simpson Springs Campground

Location: About 60 miles southwest of Tooele City, next to the famous Simpson Springs Pony Express Station.


Elevation: 5,100 feet.


Season: Open all year.


Facilities: 20 campsites with tables and fire rings. Potable water available March-November. Vault toilets, but no hookups or garbage service. Trash must be packed out.


Reservations: None. First come, first serve basis.

Availability: Check in 2 p.m.; check out 1 p.m. No access 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Maximum stay seven days. 

Fee: $15 per day.

Restrictions: Horses are not allowed inside the campground.


How to get there: From Tooele City, head south on SR-36 for 24 miles to Faust. Follow signs and turn right onto Backcountry Byway, which is also the original Pony Express Trail. The road is asphalt for five miles and then becomes gravel. Proceed over Lookout Pass. The total distance from Faust to Simpson Springs is approximately 30 miles.


Contact: Bureau of Land Management, Salt Lake Field Office. (801) 977-4300.