From peaceful mountain-dwelling campgrounds that close for the winter’s
heavy snows to luxurious city-based campgrounds, here are the top 5 hidden gem
campgrounds of Utah.
1. Spruces Campground
Situated midway up Big Cottonwood Canyon, Spruces
Campground is tucked away amongst meandering streams, secret
lakes, and beautiful rocky peaks. Large spruce and fir trees shade the camping
grounds, giving you respite from the hot summer sun. Open from June 23 - September
24; Spruces Campground offers great outdoor activities. A particular highlight
is fly fishing at Big Cottonwood Creek. While you can feel all the peace and
tranquility of being in the mountain forest, you are still just a 30-minute
drive away from Salt Lake City should you need to head into town.
2. Red Canyon Campground
Red Canyon Campground is beautifully set
in a ponderosa pine forest, surrounded by awe-inspiring pink Claron limestone
formations. Located next to Scenic Byway Utah State Highway 12, you are right
next to an extensive trail system, perfect for hiking, mountain biking, and
even rock climbing.
3. Upper Onion Creek Campground
At Upper Onion Creek Campground, you have
stunning views of the Colorado River canyon and the surrounding red rock
cliffs. But don’t just take in the amazing views- head down to the river for a
guided rafting tour, or, if you’re an experienced rafter, make your own
4. Bryce Canyon RV Resort
Based in Cannonville, Bryce Canyon RV Resort is close to some
fantastic attractions. Start with a road trip on the scenic Highway 12 through
the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, enjoying amazing viewpoints
and small towns to stop in for food and souvenirs. If you’re visiting in
October, consider visiting the Bryce Canyon Astronomy Festival to learn more
about the otherworldly stars you can see from the RV resort all year round.
5. Watchman Campground
If you’ve been dying to get to Zion National Park to see the beautiful
hanging gardens and amazing canyon waterfalls, Watchman Campground, sitting
right at the south entrance, is the perfect place to stay. You’ll get to
explore the wonderfully diverse ecosystem of the park right on your doorstep.
You're also right next to the town of Springdale, which hosts concerts,
festivals, and parades throughout the year.
Posted by: Cruise America & Canada RV Rentals Inc
Posted on: 03/08/2023