5 Great Utah Camping Hot Spots
Here are some of our favorite Utah camping hot spots for you to check out! It’s no secret that Utah has some great places to camp. Whether you’re a fan of the heat of summer or the cold of winter, Utah has something for you. With our location conveniently placed just 15 minutes away from Utah’s International Airport in Salt Lake City, Lost Campers is perfectly positioned to allow you to check out the Beehive State’s most interesting places. These are a five of our favorite Utah camping hot spots that may not be as well known as the Mighty 5 National Parks.
TIMPANOGOS CAVE NATIONAL MONUMENT
Home to the Timpanogos Caverns, the Timpanogos National Forest is perfect for campers that would like to explore some of the forests that Utah has to offer. If you’re up for the 1.5 mile steep hike up to the cave, it’ll be worth your while. The cave does require that tickets are bought in advance, and the cave tour is only open from May 19th to September 3rd. While the temperatures outside can soar, the cave remains in the 40s (Fahrenheit), so you’ll want to bring along a jacket. The cave isn’t the only thing that Timpanogos National Forest has to offer though, there are other hikes and activities to do as well.
YUBA STATE PARK
If you’re headed down south and you’ve arrived later in the day, Yuba State Park is likely going to be the best place to stop for the night. Yuba is about 2 hours away from our SLC depot, so you don’t have to worry about making a long drive. The State Park has plenty of things to do as well, including hikes, swimming and boating, and in the summertime they even have a zipline! Yuba makes for the perfect pit stop on your way down to southern Utah.
Located on the Great Salt Lake, Antelope Island is only a couple hours away from our SLC depot. Antelope Island is popular for short stays, but there’s plenty of fun things to do. Check out the visitor’s center for information about the local wildlife and to see gorgeous photos from local photographers. There’s also a farm on the island where you can see how the original inhabitants lived as well! Roaming about the island are of course wild antelope, and also buffalo.
GOBLIN VALLEY STATE PARK
Located a couple hours east of Moab, Goblin Valley State Park has some of the world’s most unique geology. This is definitely a staff pick when it comes to Utah camping hot spots! The “goblins” make the park look more like an alien planet than anything you’d see on earth – in fact, the park has been used to film scenes for sci-fi movies! Goblin Valley also has a great view of the night sky, as there’s very little light pollution. For you stargazers, Goblin Valley could be a great place to stop for a few nights.
NATURAL BRIDGES NATIONAL MONUMENT
The first international dark sky park certified by the International Dark-Sky Association. Natural Bridges has plenty of activities to offer during the day, including hikes of varying difficulties. The real special part of this park comes out after dark when the sky is so clear you can see the milky way. Stay up late and bask in the universe’s glow at Natural Bridges, you won’t regret it. Natural Bridges is definitely a Utah Camping Hot Spot you’ll want to check out while you’re adventuring across the State.
All of these Utah camping hot spots await you! Hop on into one of our low-cost campervans and hit the road. Get your no-obligation free quote today! Our schedule fills up fast, and you don’t want to miss out on the best budget campervan deal the west has to offer.