Glamping, short for glamorous camping, is one of the hottest trends in experiential travel. It's a way to explore the great outdoors without the inconveniences of traditional camping. Think king-sized beds and Egyptian cotton sheets instead of a foam pad and sleeping bag. Think gourmet cuisine instead of burnt hot dogs. Utah glamping is growing as more properties are providing guests with a more immersive way to experience the spectacular scenery and world-famous rock formations that define this state. There are a handful of properties that currently offer glamping in Utah:
The aptly named Capitol Reef Resort is located just outside Capitol Reef National Park and offers a few glamping options. Choose from conestoga wagons or luxury teepees.
Zion Ponderosa is located just outside the east entrance of Utah's Zion National Park. Choose from luxury safari tents or western wagons.
Just minutes from Moab, Arches and Canyonlands, you can experience glamping at Moab Under Canvas. Various sizes of safari tents and teepees dot this "glampsite".
Located in Northern Utah near Bear Lake, Conestoga Ranch offers, you guessed it, luxury conestoga wagons. They also have grand tents and an on-site restaurant.