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Ranchito Feliz

6 sites · RVs, Tents9 acres · Cannonville, UT
When booking please add in your note the type of camping you are doing, ie. tent, car, van, or larger RV and please, only texts...NO calls. In the middle of the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument; adjacent to Bryce Canyon National Park; within walking distance of Kodachrome Basin State Park; and an easy drive to Zion and Capital Reef National Parks, as well as Lake Powell National Recreational Area, this unique site is an opportunity not to miss. The pet/horse friendly property (approximately 9 acres/3 ha/64 sq. m) boasts private designated single tent sites, and a mix car camping and larger RV sites, as well as paleontological, geological, biological, astronomical, and historical interests of the ranch. The equestrians will find a two-acre pasture, three paddocks, a round pen, as well as beautiful places to ride from the ranch. This secluded location has a small town of about 175 (Cannonville) three miles/5 k distant where there is a small store, gas, and a Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Visitor Center. And, bonus, the in town campground has: high speed internet, and cell phone service and laundry. This ranch and campground is an off the grid, passive/active solar voltaic, so no electricity, no internet and only Verizon works here. In Tropic 12 miles distant all carriers get service. Potable water, shower, dish washing station and composting toilet (This means that all campers count when booking, even the kids...their poops add up too). The views are spectacular from any site where the xeroscaped landscape uses indigenous material and plants to complement the quintessential Pinon/Juniper ecosystem the campground sits in. On three sides you are surrounded by red cliffs in the Carmel Formation which can give shelter from wind and sun, but campers can also look out over the Paria River (you can hear the river from camp as well as its amphibians) which runs south in front of the property and eventually meets the Colorado River at Lee’s Ferry where most put-in to raft the Grand Canyon. Looking north, one sees the meaning of the term “Grand Staircase” by viewing The Entrada, Tropic Shale, Straight Cliffs, Wahweap, Kaiparowits, and Pink Limestone Formations capped by late Tertiary Volcanism; or, the “steps” of Promise Rock, Sand Point, Powell Point, and the Aquarius Plateau (highest forested mesa in North America at over eleven thousand feet.). The biological diversity here is also astounding: Birds: 140 species and counting including the tiny Costa’s Humming Bird all the way up to the enormous California Condor. Plants: 2 species of Sagebrush, 4 species of trees, numerous grass species, and a plethora of beautiful wildflowers and cacti. Reptiles: Many species of snakes and lizards. Unfortunately, this includes the occasional rattlesnake. It is advised that you have your pets vaccinated. Amphibian: Toads and Salamanders Insects: There are very few mosquitos. There are a few biting Deer Flies, and worse yet, those damn gnats. These “no-see-ums” are temperature dependent so are not a bother in the shade, early mornings, late evenings and at night. It is recommended that you bring some kick ass insect repellant and a “bee hat” if you are out and about in the sun during the day between May and July. Fossils: Bivalves, snails, petrified wood (many types) and various other corals, insects and plant fossils abound and are often incorporated into the ranch infrastructure. The nearby area is considered the hottest paleontological spot on the planet. Astronomy: The area is widely considered to be under the darkest skies in the lower 49. The Milky Way and Presides are common sights without the unsightly annoyance of any neighbor’s lights. The climate is varied and interesting. All four seasons are here and occasionally all in one day. Winter snows melt quickly though temperatures can dip into the sub-zeros. The 5,900 ft./1800 m. elevation keeps the summer temps reasonable and always gives a chilly summer evening to cool things off. If you want climatic extremes, you can, within an hour or so, be at Lake Powell and its 100+ F/38+ C heat or on the Aquarius Plateau at 65 degrees F/18 C in midday June. Recreation on many levels is all within proximity. From canyoneering, “free” climbing on an established nearby crag composed of a welded tuff capping the Aquarius Plateau (see Mountain Project and “The Aquarius Plateau”) and many aid lines on Entrada Formation towers within walking distance (see Mountain Project and “The Grand Staircase”), water sports of Lake Powell and the Colorado River as well as fishing in the cool temps of Pine Lake 35 minutes distant. Then of course, there is the Monument, National Park and the State Park only a short drive away. Seclusion, security, water, and views all within a short walk or drive of exiting destinations, make this worth the stop.
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Zion Backcountry Sheep Camps

1 site · Lodging50 acres · Orderville, UT
This land has been in our family for four generations to graze our herd of sheep. We renovated our camps to provide a comfortable glamping space to those who want a one of a kind experience in the backcountry. One of our best features is the solitude and exposure to Mother Nature. Here, you won't find quiet hours, disruptive campers, or noise & light pollution. These sites provide the ultimate experience for those willing to go off the grid, off the main road, & into the backcountry. This space is where the tourist crowds disappear & the rugged, raw beauty appears. As the crow flies, the property is just over three miles from the east boundary of Zion National Park. This land is where our family calls home & has been in the Lundgren family for four generations & is still used for agriculture purposes today. In late May, we unload sheep to graze the nearby meadows and mid-to-late summer, cows roam the area adding to the uniqueness of the experience. This part of the country is home to textured red rock, blue skies, & numerous desert flora & fauna, making it an ideal spot for photographers. Some of the animals you might spot include owl, bear, mountain lion, bobcat, deer, coyote, turkey, snakes, lizards, as well as many different types of birds. There is very little light pollution making the night sky dazzling & unforgettable.
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Ravens Nest Utah

5 sites · RVs, Tents93 acres · Panguitch, UT
Ravens Nest is NESTled in the mountains near Panguitch Utah, and is a prime location for camping with a great many places to visit nearby. All 2W Drive. Those being Bryce Canyon 23 miles, Zion Canyon 56 miles, Panguitch Lake 18 miles, Kodachrome Basin 32 miles, Petrified Forest 40 miles, Coral Pink Sand Dunes 63 miles, and many more.
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Secluded Lot Between Zion & Bryce

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Alton, UT
Escape to Nature: Spacious 1.24-Acre Camping Haven Near Duck Creek Village Discover the perfect camping getaway on our serene 1.24-acre property, nestled down a graded slope hill with convenient gravel access from the road. Located just 1 mile off the main road and less than 5 minutes from the charming town of Duck Creek Village, this campsite offers a blend of seclusion and accessibility. Amenities: - Power, Water, and Septic: Enjoy the convenience of essential utilities. - Bonfire Pit: Gather around the fire for memorable evenings under the stars. - Ample Parking: Plenty of space to park your vehicles and ATVs. Nearby Attractions: - Bryce Canyon National Park: Less than an hour away, explore stunning rock formations and scenic vistas. - Zion National Park (East Entrance): Under an hour’s drive to the less crowded entrance of this iconic park. - Navajo Lake: A beautiful spot for trout fishing, kayaking, and paddle boarding, just a short drive away. Recreational Opportunities: - ATV Trails: Located within the Dixie National Forest, enjoy access to numerous ATV trails for exciting adventures. - Outdoor Activities: The surrounding area offers excellent opportunities for hiking, fishing, kayaking, and more. Connectivity: - Cell Phone Reception: Strong signal for Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile ensures you stay connected even in nature. This property is perfect for those looking to experience the great outdoors with all the necessary amenities. Whether you’re planning a weekend getaway or an extended camping trip, our campsite is the ideal base for exploring the natural beauty of Southern Utah.
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Gap Ranch & Stoney Creek Model RR

9 sites · RVs, Tents22 acres · Summit, UT
Fremont culture and Anasazi people were the first known inhabitants of the area. Petroglyphs, pithouses, arrowheads, pottery, and manos dating from A.D. 750 to 1250 found in the area are evidence that it was on a major thoroughfare of early indigenous peoples. At nearby Parowan Gap ancient people inscribed petroglyphs on smooth-surfaced boulders that feature snakes, lizards, mouse-men, bear claws, and mountain sheep. Located near the Parowan Gap there are dinosaur tracks. East of the Gap and petroglyphs hikers can discover Hadrosaurs tracks that were originally formed in non-resistant mudstone. Later, the Old Spanish Trail passed through the area. The nearby town of Parowan was founded in 1851, twelve months after Parley P. Pratt and members of his exploring party discovered the Little Salt Lake (dry lake bed) which is straight out from the property. The area was traveled by early settlers that used the nearby Red Hills to pass through the area to hide from aggressive Indians that hid in the nearby mountains that watch for them traveling on the Spanish Trail. Many arrow heads and artifacts have been found on and near the property. Later (early 1900's) sheep herders camped in the same place as the location of the property. More about this land: Wide open land up against The Red Hills (BLM land) near the small town of Parowan Ut. Beautiful vistas. Outdoor Model Train layout, Hiking and biking trails. Lake typically has water up to 3’ deep but is known to dry up in late summer. Petroglyphs and dinosaur tracks nearby. Water on property No public bathrooms.
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Apple Hollow

7 sites · Lodging14 acres · Glendale, UT
Our place is located on one of the most beautiful secluded properties around the Zion/Bryce area! 14 acres of apple trees and farmland surrounded by breathtaking mountain peaks right off highway 89. Our orchard offers seclusion and privacy to ensure you have the best experience possible. We designed our homes to have a modern cabin type looks with a stylish open concept interiors. Stargazing is also amazing here in the crystal clear night sky! You can also help yourself to some of the tastiest apples you will ever eat July-September right off our trees. You might even see wild turkeys or mule deer across the river, right off the deck! This is a perfect central location for people who are wanting to visit both parks and other places in Southern Utah! Enjoy a propane grill on the porch as well as a private fire pit on the lawn.  Powered by Solar energy. Large windows throughout for natural lighting during the day with a constant view of the mountains and fields from every window!We would love to have you stay with us and will do whatever is necessary to ensure that you have the best possible experience here at Apple Hollow!
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Farm Cabins Zion & Bryce!! Pool...

8 sites · Lodging14 acres · Mt. Carmel, UT
- An Experience, Not Just a Place to Stay - Cabin Stay on Farm -Family Owned and Operated 27 years - Stay and See Zion, Bryce and North Rim Grand Canyon! - Swimming Pool and Hot Tub - Pasture Views - Mountain Views - All Smack Dab in the Middle of 3 National Parks - Light Breakfast Included in the Rates - Additional Farm-Fresh Breakfast Items Available for Purchase Daily!! - Located at EAST ZION = Away From the Hustle and Bustle of the West Side of Zion National Park. East Zion is the Quiet Side. ONLY about 18 min. to the east entrance of ZION, 50 minutes to SPRINGDALE and only an hour to BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK! Location, Location , Location - Unpack Only Once - See North Rim of Grand Canyon too! - Take Day Trips from Arrowhead to Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon (1 hr), Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park (20 min), Belly of the Dragon (2 min), Red Hollow Slot Canyon (5 min), Best Friends Animal Sanctuary (20 min), Grand Escalante National Monument (35 min), Cedar Breaks National Monument (1 hr), Duck Creek Village and Navajo Lake (40 min), Kanab Western Town (20 min), North Rim Grand Canyon (1.75 hr to entrance) AND so much more - Country Setting - Visit the farm animals within walking distance - Star Gazing - Fruit Tree Orchard - Gardens - Hummingbirds - Goldfish Pond - BBQ Area
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Escalante Escapes Tiny Homes

3 sites · Lodging4 acres · Escalante, UT
Nine luxury tiny homes that sit on a 4 acres.  The views are beautiful and the stars are amazing.Learn more about this land:Our original Tiny House model.  This home sits at the top of the hill and looks out across the property, surrounding mountains, and beautiful canyons.  This home is our largest at 570 square feet with 400 square feet on the main level, a 12 foot ceiling to an open loft adding an additional 170 square feet, and a feeling of openness.The master bedroom features a queen sized bed, a flat screen smart TV, a small desktop work space that is convenient for working on a laptop or getting ready for the day, clothes hanging, additional storage space under the bed for luggage, and a thermostat for individual climate control.The loft area is open to the kitchen and living room and has two XL (Extra Long) twin beds.  This is a great space to play games, store extra gear, or just stretch out and relax.  The ceiling height is just under 5 feet so you big kids don't plan on running around up there.The kitchen and living room is an open floor plan with a large sliding door that opens to the deck and beautiful views.  The living room has a queen sized sofa sleeper, two lounging chairs, a hand crafted coffee table with storage of extra bedding, and large smart TV.  The kitchen is well stocked with kitchen essentials, beautiful stainless steel appliances, a convection microwave oven for cooking and baking, a stove-top, a large refrigerator, a keurig coffee machine, granite counter-tops, farmhouse sink, dishwasher, and a table/prep island with seating for four.Bathroom: Large glass shower, sink, toilet, hair dryer, towels, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and hand soap.Deck and exterior features include a propane bbq grill, four large Adirondack lounge chairs, private fire pit, astounding views, and breathtaking star gazing.Each unit also has a small washer/dryer
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Duck Creek RV Camping

1 site · RV1 acre · Alton, UT
0.50 acre property near Duck Creek Village. The resort community of Duck Creek Village, on Cedar Mountain near Brian Head Ski Resort, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Cedar City, and Kanab, Utah, is surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery and offers a myriad of recreation activities for all seasons. The village, once a favorite local spot for sheepherders, now serves as a gateway to several National Parks and nearby summer hiking, fishing, camping, biking and a variety of winter activities. The village includes shops and restaurants, lodges, inns, cabin rentals and a campground for the more adventurous overnight guest.
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Beyond the Fence Sanctuary

1 site · Lodging3 acres · Kanab, UT
Living in this beautiful town on this breathtaking property nestled between 3 national parks and infinite public land and sharing it with awesome people like you...........! I’m living my dream.   After stumbling into Kanab 5 years ago (en route to Montana) I noticed immediately my soul was home. This place embraced me in a way I cannot describe in words. Two years ago I sold everything, this property came up for sale.  My requirements for were as follows: several acres for my horse friends, hiking trails from the back door, a kick butt view, few neighbors, a resident bird of prey (we have a bald eagle and a Kestrel!), and a really unique place to live in (we live in the loft attached to the garage).  This place had it all. After getting a message from a roadrunner (seriously) I went to the real estate office and bought the place. We made renovations to the house (and of course we are always working on renovations!  A few months later we had our first guest.  Learn more about this land:Wake up to coffee on the patio, the sound of horses milling about, and the brilliant Vermillion cliffs.  Watch while the local ravens, peregrine falcons, red tail hawks, and other wild life provide the morning entertainment.  Take a walk down the path into the Pinon-Juniper Forest and find native pottery scattered about (please leave it where it lies!) remnants of our native ancestors that once occupied this sacred land of red dirt. We are a private 3 acre horse rescue & people sanctuary.  Two local trailheads roughly a miles walk from the backdoor, or you can walk down the dirt path out back and find your own trail. We are committed to being as organic and sustainable as possible. At our place you will find organic bathing and cleaning products, organic sheets and pillows, we even have two cotton and wool beds for you (free of chemicals!). We also make our own essential oils and body products from our local plants! You'll get a chance to try them out during your stay.(Three bedrooms, two bathrooms.  Two queens and one double room) Sleeps five max
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Off-Grid Cozy Mountain Heidout!

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Brian Head, UT
Off-grid cozy mountain HEIDOUT! Limited tents & RVs allowed. Cute, cozy off-grid rustic little cabin in the trees up by Brian Head, in Southern Utah.This spot would work for a family reunion or small girls camp (with tents/RV) with max capacity of about 20 people. Cabin info ($139/night + $99 cleaning fee): This cabin is a cozy 744 square feet. It's off-grid, but we have a 500 gallon water system, an electric start generator, and a propane tank. We hope to also get some solar power up there soon! It's 1 bedroom, 1 bath, and a loft. Max capacity of 8 people (all-new bedroom mattresses as of 2024): 2 in bedroom on full-sized mattress 2 on full-sized pull-out bed in living room area 2 on north side of loft on queen-sized mattress 2 on south side of loft on full-sized mattress There is a front deck and a large back deck, where multiple tables can be set up for eating. There is also a full outdoor kitchen. This cabin would also be great as a fishing/hunting base camp - Mammoth Creek, Lowder Ponds, Panguitch Lake, and more are all close! Extra info: There are places for 3-4 tents ($20/tent/night), and 1-2 RVs ($35/RV/night)
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Evergreen Escapes Cabin

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Alton, UT
Welcome to our charming cabin in Duck Creek Village, Utah! Nestled amidst the breathtaking beauty of the Dixie National Forest, our cabin offers a cozy and inviting retreat for nature enthusiasts and relaxation seekers alike. The cabin is surrounded by natural wonders, and you'll be within easy reach of several nearby parks and lakes: Aspen-Mirror Lake: 1.5 miles Navajo Lake: 7.5 miles Cedar Breaks National Monument: 15.6 miles Bryce Canyon National Park: 48 miles Zion National Park: 47 miles
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Welcome to Hipcamp, your go-to destination for camping in the United States! If you're looking to immerse yourself in the beauty of a forest, near Tropic, Utah, we've got you covered with over 230 options to choose from. Whether you prefer the serene ambiance of Zion Wright Ranch Eco-Camp (2033 reviews), the rustic charm of Ranchito Feliz (520 reviews), or the peaceful surroundings of Creekside - Kolob Gate Gardens (516 reviews), we have campsites that cater to all your forest-loving needs. From whitewater paddling to wildlife watching and boating, there's no shortage of exciting activities to enjoy. Plus, you'll have access to popular amenities like toilets, potable water, and campfires. With an average price per night of $35 and options as low as $15, you can experience the great outdoors without breaking the bank. So gear up and get ready for an unforgettable camping adventure!

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