Thinking about taking a trip to Utah’s Zion National Park? You’ll already be surrounding yourself with some of nature’s most majestic views. But why not get even closer to nature and spend your nights underneath a canopy of stars? Find out why Zion glamping may be a fantastic way to experience one of our treasured national parks.
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Many people imagine cold, sleepless nights when they hear the words “camping trip,” but Zion has several glamping opportunities that find a way to keep you one with nature, but also providing comfort, ease and a feel to it that reminds you a little of home. These are a few of Zion’s best glamping experiences that await you and your family.
So, what is glamping? It is camping but with glamor, or more ease and comfort. There are many resorts in the United States specializing in glamping. Typically they offer luxury tents with comfortable beds, and often even include meals. It makes the camping experience so much easier. No hauling of tons of equipment, setting up and taking down camp sites or cleaning after cooking.
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National parks are one of our favorite places to glamp, for obvious reasons. The attraction of camping is being outdoors and experiencing nature up close. Some of the best places to take in the sunrise or sunset are near our national treasures. Zion Park is one of these places. Here are some of the best Zion glamping resorts!
Zion Wildflower Resort
Brand new and only minutes away from the entrance to Zion National Park, Zion Wildflower Resort has all the amenities that you would expect, and then some. Nearly all of their accommodations include feathertop mattresses, modern bathrooms, and get this; air conditioning.
You can choose between canvas tent glamping, a beautifully-crafted covered wagon, or their private bungalows that feels more like you’re sleeping in a hotel room. Their property has a number of recreational activities and entertainment, or you can just kick back and hang out for a night around your firepit.
Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort
At the Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort, they’ll pamper you with a deluxe glamping experience that you’ll never forget. Their deluxe tents sleep up to 5 people, (an additional $12 per person after the second guest) with a 2-night minimum stay.
Wake up with a free warm continental breakfast (except Jan/Feb) and then sip on your morning cup of Joe while watching the sunrise out on your deck.
They also provide restroom facilities and a shower room conveniently located close to your tent, along with a swimming pool, hot tubs, basketball/tennis courts, recreation pond, and other facilities.
Under Canvas Zion
If you’re in search of a sleeping experience that feels more like home, but surrounds you with fabulous and breathtaking views of Utah’s desert, Under Canvas Zion has found a way to exceed those expectations.
They offer a number of different tent options, whether you’re visiting on your honeymoon, bringing your kiddos along, or a larger group. Hiking trails and other adventurous activities are only minutes away. This glamping experience will even allow you to bring your pets along if you choose to.
Zion Glamping Adventures
This glamping adventure provides you with privacy and accommodations fit for a king, but also a setting that keeps you honest with nature. Tents come with comfortable and luxurious queen size beds, a picnic table, lantern, and chairs.
Zion Glamping Adventures is perfectly situated close to Zion, Bryce Canyon, Lake Powell, Coral Pink Sand Dunes, and the Grand Canyon. Tents are within walking distance of the Water Canyon trailhead, which has waterfalls, a natural rock bridge, and plenty of stunning scenery.
Zion Glamping Under the Stars
Spending the night underneath the stars at Zion National Park doesn’t get any better than going about it glamping-style. There are plenty of other glamping opportunities that you’ll find, but these are amongst the best as far as accommodations, activities, and location are concerned. Have you gone glamping in Zion before? Tell us about your stay and experience.
Things to Do in Zion National Park
The most popular activity in Zion is hiking. Most visitors come specifically to hike the iconic Narrows along and through the river. There’s also biking, canyoneering, climbing, horseback riding, stargazing and more. Jeep tours and other guided tours are really the best way to see the landscape here.
For 2020, be aware that the park shuttle is running at reduced capacity and does require advance reservations.
Other Utah Adventures Near Zion
Make a road trip of it! Sometimes it’s not so much the destination, but rather the journey that makes a road trip so worthwhile. There are several road trip itineraries that offer fascinating places of interest for you to pull off the road. And, there’s also stunning scenery, and plenty of entertainment for the whole family to enjoy during our favorite road trips Utah.
There are a few small town in Utah that are also worth a visit. Bluff, Utah is one of these. It offers unique history, lots of adventure and proximity many of Utah’s stunning parks. Be sure to make plans to spend a night or two in fun towns along the way.
Zion National Park is also on our list of National Parks near Las Vegas. Be sure to check out the other national parks in this area of the country.