About Solitary Glamping Near Zion
This glamping site located in the less crowded, backside of Zion offers a private and peaceful experience. The evenings and nights allow for star gazing that has little restriction while you'll wake up to birds singing in the trees. Located by Maxwell Park in Hildale Utah, the site offers the views of Zion for the guest that enjoys solitude and meditation.
The site is set on 95 acres of wilderness, private property that sits at the base of the Canaan Mountains. It is easily accessible by any vehicle. Being 400 ft from the park entrance some traffic can be heard since the park is visited frequently throughout the day, but it's quiet after dark when the park closes. The site is equipped with a 10 X 12 ft. canvas tent that allows the guests to feel at home with nature, while enjoying the amenities that make it a comfortable experience with a full queen bed. The thick canvas tent is water and mildew treated, keeping you dry when it rains and keeping the temperature cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. The front of the tent has a full screen door while the other 3 walls have screened windows, allowing great airflow while keeping bugs out. A solar shower by heating the water with the Sun allows for a quick wash on extended stays. A small cabinet holds all of the utensils, dishes and a propane camping stove to prepare meals. A cooler is available for storing items and ice can be picked up locally.
The site is roughly 15 miles from Zion by hiking up through the mountains. The actual drive to the West entrance of Zions is 55 minutes and is one of a kind.
From the site several trails are within walking distance including the Water Canyon Trail head known for its canyoneering and primitive trails. Above Water Canyon lies the Natural Bridge trail that travels across the mountain top making for a several hour hike. Near the Water Canyon Trail head is the start of the Squirrel Canyon Trail that travels along a creek bed for 1.5 miles before coming upon a natural amphitheater. While all those trails are considered primitive, for the more adventurous there is the El Capitan trail that travels several thousand feet up giving a vast view for miles.
The site is very centralized for travel to several national parks including Zion (1 hr), Grand Canyon (2hr), Bryce Canyon(2hr) and several state parks including Snow Canyon, Quail Creek, Coral Pink Sand Dunes, Sand Hollow, Lake Powell, and Cedar Breaks. Mountain biking on Goosberry Mesa is also only 20 min away with several other bike trails.
Clean public restrooms are located in the park right next to the property and are within walking distance.
Potable water is also available in the park that comes from a natural spring up near the base of the mountains and is piped into the park.
Interaction with guests
The goal of establishing this glamping location is to allow guests the opportunity of solitude and privacy in an incredible part of the country. Due to this, the owner won’t be seen unless requested and can be contacted at any time.
Other things to note
Cell phone service is very limited with one bar at best. Guests have received a text at the location through AT&T, but it is not reliable. Service is more available one mile down the road. It is advised to download or print out any directions before traveling to the site.
There are several places to eat in the town including a Bees Marketplace, (grocery store), Dollar General, Subway, Merry Wives Cafe and Berry Knoll Bakery.
Traveling to the glamping site takes you through the town of Hildale. For those that do not already know, it is known for being the home of many FLDS members who dress in solid colored dresses. There are several weathered and unfinished homes, but the glamping site takes you away from all of this.
- Listing type: Private
- No. of sites: 1
- Accessible by: Drive
- Accommodation: Tent Only
- Check in after: 3PM
- Check out before: 11AM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 3 months out
The vibe at Solitary Glamping Near Zion
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
We had a great stay here. The host Robert had everything setup for us and we gave short notice. We booked a same day rental in the middle of the day. There was firewood in the fire pit, very comfortable bed, and a propane grill. We forgot plates, a spatchula and lighter. Luckily all of that was provided at this location! Great communication from the host and even messaged us directions. We would stay here every weekend if we could. Can't wait to go back!