Thinking about visiting the stunningly beautiful, massive red rock formations of Moab, Utah? The stars are incredible there at night, which is only one of the reasons why you should consider camping out beneath them when you visit. But if hearing the words “tent camping” sounds too much like roughing it, know there are also plenty of places for luxurious glamping Moab. Here are a few Moab glamping destinations that will take your visit up to the next level.
Glamping is a fantastic way to get up close to nature and be sure to see the stars in the night sky. And, there’s not a better place to do these two things than Moab.
Header photo courtesy Under Canvas, BaileyMade & MintStudioSD.
Moab is about a four hour drive from Salt Lake City, or just under two hours from Grand Junction, Colorado. This are of the U.S. has much to offer from rivers to raft to arches to climb and trails to bike.
Choose one of these glamping resorts and you can leave your tent behind. No setting up, tearing down bringing cooking supplies and more.
While there are plenty of Moab hotels, glamping provides all the benefits of sleeping under the stars near some of the greatest national treasures of the Unites States, without the hassle. Any of these Moab Utah glamping options will make tent camping seem like a luxury.
Insider Tip: There are also some really fantastic Colorado glamping destinations!
Under Canvas Moab
Just 7 miles to the north of Arches National Park, you’ll come across an excellent glamping opportunity at Under Canvas Moab. They offer a few different luxury tent camping options. These all come with king-sized beds and the convenience of your own private bathroom, or a shared basthhouse. Each tent has its own deck, wood-burning stove, as well as firewood to keep your tent warm with the with the wood burning stove.
Some of the tents even offer a night sky viewing window above bed. There are communal fire pits that are lit between 7 pm and 11 pm nightly, with complimentary S’mores and toasting supplies. Your furry friends are even welcome!
Under Canvas has glamping sites throughout the United States, many near national parks. Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon and Lake Powell are a few of these.
Insider Tip: Before hitting the road to Moab, check out our ultimate road trip food list!
Here you can order coffee crate service to have coffee, hot water, hot cocoa, and tea delivered right to your tent. There is also complimentary coffee and tea available in the lobby tent 24/7. Grab-and-go food options are also available. And, there are grills that can be reserved for cooking out.
Up the Creek Campground
Before heading out and exploring the Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, you’re going to need to find the right destination that you can kick back and relax at the end of each day. You’ll certainly find that at Up the Creek Campground, along with plenty of exciting activities and entertainment to go alongside that. This campground has both tent camping and glamping opportunities that await you.
There’s also a bike trail that runs through the campground that will take you into downtown Moab. Even though you have restaurants and shopping that are only minutes away, the campground still provides the perfect setting that quickly returns you back to nature.
At Funstays LLC, you’ll be surrounded by epic scenery and benefit from being able to choose from a number of different lodging options that best suits your party’s preferences. Funstays has tent camping, but they also rent out tiny homes, RV rentals, and even tipis. It even comes with cable tv and free wifi, and accessible showers and toilets very close by.
Dead Horse Point State Park Yurts
If tent camping isn’t really your thing, but you still want to wake up to beautiful scenery. Then may I suggest you stay in one of Dead Horse Point four yurts? They come with both a deck and grill and are able to sleep up to 6 guests.
All of Moab is stunning. But Dead Horse State Park offers panoramic views. Again, no better way to get up close to nature than camping in a way that has a bit of comfort.
If mountain biking is on your agenda, then you’ll want to check out the White Rim Trail. But be advised, although it’s fairly easy of a trail, it is a 103-mile loop, so you’ll want to have a 4WD vehicle that can pick you up.
This is one of the best dog friendly hiking areas in Moab.
Sunny Acres Cabin
Also in Moab, you’ll come across the Sunny Acres Cabin, a small (yet adorable) cabin for two that includes a kitchenette that comes with a full-size refrigerator, microwave, and a cooktop. IT also has one bedroom, and a bathroom with a shower area. You’ll also get to wake up with your morning cup of Joe as you enjoy the Moab Rim and the La Sal Mountains right from your patio.
Moab, Utah & Beyond
Just taking one glance at Moab, Utah, it’s no wonder why people want to come and explore it. The views are incredible, and there are so many fun and engaging activities that are fun for the whole family. These are just a few of the many glamping experiences that you’ll come across there, but rest assured, they’re amongst the best.
The Utah landscape is incredible. There are several spectacular Utah road trip itineraries to see the sights. So, don’t just settle on Moab.
Another of our favorite Utah activities is river rafting the San Juan River. Bluff, Utah is a great basecamp for this and other outdoor adventures.