Where to Stay Near Utah’s Five National Parks
Utah’s southern region near the five national parks abounds with great camping areas, RV Parks, small hotels, bed and breakfasts, mountain lodges, out-of-the-way cabins, private rentals and full service motels. Many offer spa services and top-notch dining as well as advice on the best outdoor guides and trails. Picking the right lodging is a great way to get to know the natives who can fill you in on local secrets, hidden gems and best places to beat the crowds.
Lodging, camping, RV and adventures at Bryce Canyon
Lodging and custom adventures near Zion and Snow Canyon
Lodging, pool, and steakhouse near Capitol Reef
Lodging inside Utah’s National Parks
Only two of the five Utah national parks have lodging options inside the park.
Zion National Park has Zion Lodge with 75 hotel rooms, 6 suites, and 40 cabins. The lodge also features two restaurants and a gift shop. This lodge books out months in advance, so make your reservations early. You can book up to 13 months in advance, and Zion Lodge reservation staff recommends you book as soon as you know you want to visit. While winter months do slow down, in terms of occupancy, it’s best to reserve as early as possible to get the dates you want. www.zionlodge.com
Bryce Canyon National Park also has one lodge, Bryce Canyon Lodge. It has 70 hotel rooms, three suites, and 40 cabins. Bryce Canyon Lodge also features three restaurants: a dining room, pizzeria, and coffee shop. www.brycecanyonforever.com
There are many lodging options right outside the parks. Read more about Hotels and Resorts Near Utah Parks.
Camping and RVing inside Utah’s National Parks
All five national parks have campgrounds. For campgrounds that accept reservations, call 877-444-6777 or visit www.recreation.gov
Zion National Park has three campgrounds, Watchman, South, and Lava Point. The latter is a primitive site with no hookups. Can’t make up your mind? See our visual guide, Where Should I Camp in Zion National Park? Visitors driving an RV should also be aware of restrictions at the Mount Carmel Tunnel.
Bryce Canyon National Park has two campgrounds, North and Sunset. Neither sites have hookups.
Capitol Reef National Park has one developed campground, Fruita, and two primitive campgrounds with pit toilets, Cathedral and Cedar Mesa.
Arches National Park has one campground, Devils Garden with 50 sites and two group sites. Note that Devils Garden will be closed March 1st through October 31, 2017 for renovation.
And lastly, Canyonlands has two campgrounds, Willow Flat with 12 sites and Squaw Flat with 26 sites and three group sites.
There are many camping areas right outside the parks. Read more about Camping and RVing Near Utah Parks.