Hipcamp host Matthew E.,
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The intention of campsite placement is to maximize experience. It provides a sense of camping remotely, similar to a backpacking trip. It is also intended to provide the best shade during the summer months and soothing sounds from the creek. We have built a new crossing for the creek and direct access to the tent sites are available

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The intention of campsite placement is to maximize experience. It provides a sense of camping remotely, similar to a backpacking trip. It is also intended to provide the best shade during the summer months and soothing sounds from the creek. We have built a new crossing for the creek and direct access to the tent sites are available for most vehicles. If you ddo not have a suitable vehicle, a wagon and foot bridge are available and only requires a short walk. A bathroom has been installed very near the tent sites and no longer requires crossing the creek. Cooking area has full sized stove and grill. Propane is included. This is especially recommended if your stay is only overnight. 

During monsoon season (July - September) weather can present issues to safety and site access. We have 53 acres, so space is not an issue. We will always have a place, but there may be some modifications to consider as it gets closer to your arrival date.

All sites on our property are creek side and provide afternoon shade. Lush vegetation straddles a year around flowing creek.  Our campsites are widely spaced to maximize privacy. We have 53 acres and only 3 tent sites! Foot bridge provides close access to the bathroom & shower. Multiple trails leave right from our property that lead to sweeping views, a tunnel and desert solitude.

A tip for camping in the desert fall and winter, expect perfect days and cool crisp nights. Fires are allowed and wood can be sourced nearby. 

Entrance to Zion National Park in Springdale is a 20 minute drive. We are located off Kolob Terrace Road that heads up to the higher and cooler elevations of Zion. Access off Kolob Terrace Road includes West Rim Trail, Lava Point Overlook, Wildcat Canyon Trail, Kolob Reservoir & a ton more.

4WD & HIgh Clearance vehicles only have direct access to tent sites. AWD vehicles will NOT make it at this time. In the case your vehicle can't access the sites, we now have a cable trolley to move your gear across the creek! Wagons/Wheelbarrows available as well. We'd be happy to assist you.

I have recently learned that some sites were having issues with ants. Easily solved. I am managing the issue and have spray available for guest use at each site. Please let me know upon setting up if you see any in your site.

Walk In Distances to Sites:

Site 1 - 160 yds

Site 2 - 120 yds

Site 3 - 190 yds

GPS Coordinates for Entrance

37°13'26.7"N 113°09'39.8"W

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
3 sites
Up to 7 guests per site
Short walk
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Kitchen available
Showers available
Wifi available
Bins available
No potable water
No picnic table
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Have a question? Send Matthew a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Horseback riding
Off-roading (OHV)
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Kolob Gate Gardens Tent Camping in Utah.

Driveway

Scenic Kolob Terrace Road begins right from our property. Head up into the cool high forests of Zion.

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Canyon
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Hipcamper Jordan
Jordan R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
November 15th, 2021

Kolob Gate Gardens is a wonderful place to camp. Matthew is very accommodating and friendly. I love the creek that runs by the campsite and view of the night sky. I will be staying here again!

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Hipcamper Nick

Great little find

Nick G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
November 8th, 2021

Great. Low key spot with the essential amenities. Sleeping to the sound of the nearby stream is serene.

Hipcamper spencer
Spencer R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
November 8th, 2021

Place was perfect

Hipcamper Phil
Phil O.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
November 4th, 2021

We loved staying here! The scenery is stunning and the sites are well-spaced and private. There are so many small touches that made it feel special, too. It's obvious that Matthew has put a lot of care into creating this amazing place!

Hipcamper Nate
Nate B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
November 2nd, 2021

Very smooth camping surface, beautiful, great hosting job by Matthew! He kept the bathrooms, sinks, and other areas looking very clean and nice. The only unfortunate thing was the shower didn't work our last day there, but Matthew was working hard on it and he was on top of it.

Hipcamper Brandon
Brandon W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
November 1st, 2021

Fantastic stay! Fun little hippie village in the desert, campsites were perfect and proximity to Zion was excellent.

Hipcamper Cassandra
Cassandra D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
November 1st, 2021

This camping was perfectly rustic, with amenities, and convenient to Zion. The site was absolutely beautiful next to a babbling brook, and had a little table that ended up being VERY helpful! There is a common camp kitchen area, common shower with heat option, and the cleanest port-a-potty I have ever been in! The host was extremely helpful and informative, and patient with our questions. It was a wonderful experience, we are so thankful for it!

Amazing stargazing! No light pollution. Sunset with mountain background Campsite view of bookSun rise from campsite table
Hipcamper Siddharth
Siddharth K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
October 31st, 2021

Great Spot ! Pleasant surroundings!

Hipcamper Lucille
Lucille F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
October 28th, 2021

This place is great. Due to rain, our campsite wasn’t accessible but Matthew was super accommodating. It was easy to access and use the grill and bathroom and the property has a lot of great touches to add to the experience. Super close (10 mins) to the trailhead for the subway and we were able to get an early start to our hike which was awesome.

Kolob Gate Gardens Tent Camping
Property
Matthew E.’s Land
State
Utah
Country
United States
$40/night
3 Sites