7 Reasons to Camp in Utah

7 Reasons to Camp in Utah

7 Reasons to Camp in Utah

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Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from the folks at Authorized Boots

Utah is a great place for camping. The good news for all campers and hikers is that all that scenery has been preserved by the park service for all to enjoy. If you look at a map of Utah, you’ll see that almost the entire south-central portion is a national park. You could easily spend several weeks in Utah and always find new things to see. This is one amongst many reasons as indicated below for you to camp in Utah:

1.Weather condition at Bryce Canyon

Utah has some of the greatest camping, and Bryce Canyon is a choice spot. Bryce is about 250 miles south of Salt Lake City and 7,000 feet up in the air. At Bryce, you’ll find hiking trails that lead right into the canyon, and a beautiful, high desert climate.

Bryce Canyon has its own Wall Street. It’s a little different, though. It’s one of the many canyon trails that winds around into the canyon, where you are surrounded by towering rock formations that cast shadows every which way. Bryce Canyon is a desert hiker’s dream.

Because it’s so high up, Bryce gets its fair share of weather extremes. In the summer it is hot, and in winter, it is cold. Many hikers find that late spring or early fall are good times to go. At those periods of the year, you can have some warmth and sunshine for your day hikes and the cool desert night to sleep in. If you do hike out, make sure you have a manuscript on hand on how to survive in the wild.

Bryce Canyon has two campgrounds, but there are also places where you can pitch your camp out in the wilderness. Both campgrounds are RV accessible.

2. Fantastic landscapes at Zion.

Zion is an amazing place because it’s located in the spot where three distinct landscapes meet. It’s located at the crossroads between the Mojave Desert, the Colorado Plateau, and the Great Basin. This is why Zion offers sights you won’t see anywhere else.

Hiking and mountain biking are the best way to see Zion. For those who are not into long all-day hikes, there are lots of trails that aren’t too long. I recommend traveling with a reliable water filter and enough food for sustenance in the event of emergency situations.

There are three campgrounds with varying levels of accommodation. You can keep it as rugged or as comfortable as you want.

If you want to see the best of what Zion has to offer, you have to hit the back-country. This could mean strapping everything to your back and stretching legs a little bit, but it will be well worth it.

At Zion, you’ll see stark cliffs rising out of the canyon floor, rushing streams cutting through walls of rock, the wind and water-sculpted rock formations that look like something from Mars, strikingly beautiful wildflowers growing out of the bare earth and maybe even a mountain lion! Don’t worry; they’re shy. If you see one, it will be for a split second before he runs off to safety.

3. Fantastic natural future of Arches

Arches National Park is named after its most striking feature – the arches. These arches are made of all natural sandstone. Over time, the wind has carved them out of this delicate rock. For geologists, it’s a goldmine of ancient fossils. For hikers and other outdoors types, it’s full of spectacular scenery.

In addition to the arches that make it famous, the park is full of barren desert beauty. Giant boulders stand balanced on top of each other like they might be ready to fall at any moment. Unearthly rocky shapes stand out in a landscape of sand, shrub and brightly colored wildflowers. Arches is a photographer’s paradise, with its rock structures that subtly change shape over the course of the day as the sun hits them at different angles.

There’s only one campground at Arches, the ominously named Devils Garden Campground. If you plan to go, especially during summer, you should call to make a reservation. You can also make a reservation online. There are both tent camping spots as well as those that can accommodate larger vehicles, trailers, and RVs, complete with hook-ups.

4. Making friends

When it comes to having friends, more is always less. After all, who wouldn’t want a bunch of pals to hang around with, play, eat and have all kinds of fun under the sun? That said, making friends is easier said than done for many people, blame it on their attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, lack of self-confidence or shyness. If you struggle with making friends, camping in Utah could be the answer to your questions. Camps are a great place to make new friends and even build the lifetime of friendships. Socialization and having fun outdoors with friends are some of the reasons why most people prefer to camp in Utah

However, for most first-time campers, being in an unknown space with no friends or aides by side can be a very, very intimidating thought. While some make friends quickly on the go, there are other who have to work at it a little.Camp Navigator at camps in Utah brings you a wad of ideas to break the ice and make friends easily in camps.

5.Camping at Utah is cheap

As you may expect a large reason as to why people are deciding to go camping in Utah is because it’s so cheap. There are no big costs to it, and it means you can just get a way for a while without having to worry about your depleted bank balance when you get back.

The camping trips at Utah are becoming more popular because people don’t have to worry about booking plane tickets, hotels and all that other stuff that makes a holiday stressful.

6. Wildlife in Utah

Another thing that attracts many people in Utah camping is wildlife. Most wildlife will not course danger to you because the camping site is well secured, and you do not have to worry about crawling animals when you are sleeping because the camp operators has ensured those animal or insect are not at the site.

7. You get a favorable environment to relax with friends and family

Another thing that everyone will like about camping at Utah is sitting around a campfire at night roasting some marshmallows under the stars. It’s very relaxing just watching the fire flicker with your friends and family.

You can plan a whole camping vacation around Utah alone all with friends and family. Besides these popular national parks, there are more out-of-the-way places to camp in Utah, where you can get it all.

Ian Campbell Ian Campbell is the founder of Love the Backcountry, a freelance writer and a long time lover of adventure travel based in San Diego, CA. When not writing about the backcountry, he can typically be found hiking, backpacking and camping in the mountains around San Diego and looking to lay his head beneath as many trees as he can find.