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Backcountry Glamping Places Near Zion


About Zion National Park

Zion National Park is located in southern Utah, near the city of Springdale. The park is 229-square miles, which is 15 miles long and around 2, 640 feet deep. The reddish and tan-colored Navajo sandstone canyon walls are eroded by the north fork of the Virgin River. Zion has more than 35 hiking trails. You will also find more than 1,000 species of plants and 68 species of mammals in the park.


Springdale is the perfect backdrop to Zion park. The town welcomes millions of visitors from all over the world each year. Especially in the spring to fall months. Springdale has local minerals and gems, native arts and crafts, fine art galleries, and photography. You can also find amazing food and lodging. Serving as a gateway to Zion National Park, the town is nestled along the North Fork of the Virgin River.


Nearest Airport To Zion

When visiting Zion National Park, the closest airport is St. George Regional Airport in St. George, Utah. The distance between St. George and Zion National Park is 45 minutes to an hour’s drive, which is a short distance to experience some of the most beautiful scenery that you’ve ever set your eyes on. When you’re visiting the park there are shuttles that take you from the visitors center to other places within the park. Check the shuttle information for more details and operating hours. There is no cost for riding the shuttles.


Camping In Zion

Couple Camping in Zion

If you want to stay in Zion National Park overnight, you may stay in the Watchman, South, and Lava Point Campgrounds. If you have a wilderness permit there are designated areas of the Zion wilderness that you’re allowed to stay in. Sleeping or camping in pullouts and parking lots is prohibited.


Mid-March to late November are busy months. Campgrounds are full almost every night during these months. It is recommended reservations are made well in advance to secure a spot. Watchman Campgrounds are open-year round. Looking to glamp near Zion? Cave Lakes Canyon Ranch is the perfect glamping resort to secure rest and relaxation with family, friends, or associates.


Las Vegas To Zion National Park Trips

One of the most visited places in the U.S. is Zion National Park. It is also a popular destination for people visiting Las Vegas, Nevada. When planning a trip to Las Vegas, tourists typically plan to take a few days to visit Utah’s top national parks. Zion is about two and a half hours away from Las Vegas, which makes it perfect for single and multi day tours. If visitors are planning to visit multiple parks, they can start with Zion, Bryce Canyon National Park, Monument Valley, and lastly The Grand Canyon.


Planning Your Zion Trip

The number of days you visit Zion National Park depends on activities you partake in during your visit to Utah. Although you can visit parts of Zion in one day, it is suggested you plan at least a three day trip. Allow yourself to participate in the abundance of adventurous activities in the area. Longer, popular hiking trails will take you more time to navigate. There are numerous fun activities near Zion Park, such as horseback riding, ATV & UTV adventures, canyoneering, Via Ferrata, hiking day trips, fly fishing, and jeep rental. Make sure you determine the amount of vacation days by your itinerary.


Visitors usually plan to visit Zion and Bryce Canyon together, because of their short distance away from each other. They are only approximately 72 miles away. It is recommended you spend one day in Zion and one day in Bryce, but you can visit both parks in one day. You can hike one trail of choice in each national park. Just plan your trip ahead and choose the trail that allows the correct amount of time for you to hike both trails in your one-day trip.


Zion National Park is open year round. The most popular months to visit are April through October. The weather is milder during this time. Shuttle buses are running in Zion Canyon. Spring, summer, and fall months are busier and more crowded than the winter months. But there are still plenty of exciting things to do during the winter months.


Reservations, tickets, or permits are not needed to enter Zion National Park. There is a fee for parking and park entrance. The park admittance fee for an individual with no car is $20. One non-commercial motorcycle is $30. A private non-commercial vehicle with 15 passengers or less is $35. 16 or more passengers is $20. Youth 15 and under are admitted free. All passes are weekly, and are valid for 7 consecutive days including the date of purchase.


Glamping Places Near Zion National Park

Glamping Neat Zion National Park at Cave Lakes

Glamping is a mix of camping in nature and enjoying the modern luxuries of home. If you are a person who already loves to enjoy nature, wants to upgrade your camping experience or does not get out to nature much, glamping is for you. You won’t miss bathrooms and other accommodations you would typically forego during typical camping. Glamping has become more popular over the years and visitors love it. Cave Lakes Canyon Ranch is an experience that you don’t want to miss.


Cave Lakes Canyon's glamping resort is located in a private Utah canyon 2.5 miles in length. Cave Lakes is equipped with beautiful luxury glamping tents and cabin suites. Perfect hidden oasis for the entire family to enjoy nature and serenity in one place. It is a short distance from Zion National Park. You can easily reach Cave Lakes Canyon Ranch in 30 minutes or less.


Cave Lakes Fire pits in Utah Cave

Glamping Resort Costs Near Zion

The cost of glamping in Zion National Park differs based on where you are staying. Glamping tents at the beautiful Cave Lakes Canyon Ranch can range from $249 to $1,000 per night. This price can change based on factors such as the time of year you're visiting, and the accommodations you choose. You will find modern hotel luxuries in most glamping tent cabins. Including bathrooms, heat and air conditioning, coffee stations, WiFi, balconies, fire pits and lakeside views. Tents that don’t have bathrooms have restroom / shower facilities a short distance away.


The Kiva Suite - Private Cave Tent

The Kiva Suite - Private Cave Tent

This Premium Private Cave Tent sits just above the main pond taking in water front views from the front and tucked away into an entire private cave to call your own. Secluded in nature, this unit is unlike anything in Cave Lakes. Enjoy the warmth and seclusion next to your private cave fire pit - under a blanket of stars. An experience you won't soon forget.


Waterfront Luxury Glamping Canvas Suite

Waterfront Luxury Glamping Canvas Suite

This Waterfront Glamping tent sits just above the water for an incredible and immersive waterfront experience. Secluded in nature, fall asleep under a blanket of stars on highly appointed furnishings and wake up to the morning sounds of a wide variety of birds that call Cave Lakes their home. A surreal experience you won't soon forget. Bathroom and shower facilities are just a walk away. Suites are equipped with full power - coffee stations, charging units, and solar lanterns.


Cave Lakes Canvas Cabin Suite


This finely appointed Luxury Canvas Cabin comes equipped with one king bed and 4 twin bunks to sleep 6. It includes fully accommodating bathrooms, comfortable heating / ac, and native design touches to make your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.


Relaxing Lakeview Glamping Tent Suite in Kanab Utah

Cave Lakes Canyon Ranch glamping resort is located up a private canyon just 6 miles north of Kanab. Home to 3 natural lakes, many hidden lakes inside caves, lush meadows, and a historic story to tell - this is Kanab's hidden wonder.


Zion National Park is worth the trip for any visitor. The park is beautiful and will be an unforgettable experience. Staying within the park can be fun, but glamping at Cave Lakes Canyon is the perfect opportunity for you, the family and friends to be in nature and get the feel of your own private sanctuary. Right outside of your tent are waterfront lake views, canyon views, balconies or patios and adventurous outdoor activities. There is even wi-fi available on property for those that need to connect to the outside world while enjoying your stay.

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