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Best Camping in Utah



Delicate Arch Trail, United States.

Utah holds some of the most breathtaking national parks in the United States, it’s a prime camping destination for anyone in the west of the country. At 5, it has the third-largest number of national parks in a state, as well as 43 Utah state parks and 13 national park service units in total. The natural beauty help by this state includes sweeping deserts, astonishing rock formations, and snowcapped peaks. With all this and more to see, visit Utah for your next back-to-nature getaway.

Because there’s so many to choose from, we’ve rounded up our favorite spots for the best camping in Utah, so all you need to do is pick from our list. So pack your bags, gather up your camping gadgets, and set off into the natural expanses of the beehive state. 


Bryce Canyon National Park, United States

Utah is well-known for its extensive natural parks and trails.


1. Zion National Park

Distinguished by Zion Canyon’s steep red cliffs, Utah’s first national park is filled with ancient beauty. Follow the paths where Native Americans and pioneers walked many years ago, and take in the enormous sandstone cliffs that soar skyward. Zion is renowned as one of the world’s best places for canyoneering, so try descending into slender canyons as a daytime activity on your camping trip. 

Rock climbing is another popular activity, as Zion National Park has some of the tallest sandstone walls in the world. Experienced climbers will love the huge selection of challenges, while novices can hire a guide in Springdale nearby. Of course, Zoin is also filled with miles of trails, with options for short strolls to strenuous routes for experienced hikers. The famous and dangerous Angel’s Landing Trail is a bucket-list-worthy adventure, less than 5 miles long but including steep drop-offs and narrow ridges. The risk and the thrill are worth it, as hikers will be rewarded with an excellent view of the canyon when they reach the top. 

Our recommended place to stay in Zion National Park is Watchman Campground, where there are 176 campsites. They might seem a little crowded, as it’s not the most private campsite, but in return for amazing views of the watchman rock foundation, we think it’s well worth it. You also gain easy access to the rest of the park. Of the campsites available, 96 have electrical hookups, and reservations are strongly suggested. 


2. Bear Lake State Park

Bear Lake State Park sits on the shore of Bear Lake along the border in Idaho, nestled high in the Rocky Mountains. Here, calcium carbonate in the lake’s water gives it a spectacular aqua blue color and combined with the gorgeous sandy beaches, you’ll feel like you’re on a seaside holiday. There are a number of recreational activities available year-round on the lake, including plenty of watersports and great fishing. Nearby a ski resort offers snowy winter fun, and several hikes take you around the area to explore. 

Bear Lake Campground has 157 sites spread around the entire lake and valley, for tents, trailers, vans, and RVs. Toilets and electricity hookups are scattered throughout, with fire circles already established at most campsites. Anywhere on the shore of Bear Lake makes an amazing camping spot, any one of them opens to a direct view to the beach and blue waters. 


Angels Landing, United States.

The famous Angel’s Landing Trail is a must-do for thrillseekers.


3. Antelope Island State Park

For the camping experience of a lifetime, get your spot on Antelope Island. This state park is an island in the Great Salt Lake, known for its stark beauty and surprisingly abundant wildlife. Because of its isolation, Antelope Island is known as one of the best places to stargaze in Utah. Its also home to free-ranging bison, mule deer, pronghorn (antelope), and numerous other desert animals. 

Antelope Island State Park is also an excellent birdwatching destination, as millions of birds congregate on the shores each year. The park is also filled with backcountry trails, which you can hike, mountain bike, or ride on horseback, to take in the spectacular lake views and island scenery. 

Bridger Bay Campground is a quiet and peaceful place to stay on Antelope Island. There are 26 campsites for tents and RVs, with vault toilets on site. Views from the campsites are highly enjoyable, if you get the right spot then you’ll see panoramic vistas of Great Salt Lake and beyond. De-stressing is one big reason that people take camping trips, and this tranquil island campground won’t disappoint. We highly recommend doing some stargazing from Antelope Island, it’s so quiet and peaceful that you’ll just feel all your stress melt away.


4. Snow Canyon State Park

An area that rarely sees snow, Snow Canyon State Park was actually named after early Utah leaders Lorenzo and Erastus Snow. It’s known for its distinctive towering sandstone cliffs, colored red and white. Other geological features of interest include extinct cinder cones, lava tubes, lava flows, and sand dunes. All around the park, stunning views of the red rock formations can be enjoyed and endless photograph opportunities await!

There are a number of varied trails to try out at snow canyon, such as the Butterfly Trail. This scenic trail winds along the Petrified Dunes, down to the West Canyon Overlook and lava tubes. You could also take a gondola to the top of the mountain for some phenomenal panoramic views, or visit the White Rocks Amphitheater. Contrary to the rest of the park, this small natural amphitheater is composed of white Navajo sandstone, it’s quite the marvel to show your kids. 

The campground at Snow Canyon has 14 RV sites with water and electric hookups, and 17 multi-use campsites. Located amid gorgeous scenery, you couldn’t ask for a better backdrop than the gigantic red stone cliffs. Facilities include modern restrooms, showers, and an RV dump station. More than 18 miles of hiking, biking, and equestrian trails are accessible close by. 


Bear Lake, United States.

Try some kayaking or jetskiing at Bear Lake.


5. Bryce Canyon National Park

This sprawling preserve in southern Utah is famous for its crimson-colored hoodoos, which are spire-shaped rock formations. These hoodoos exist on every continent, but this spectacular sight is the largest concentration on earth. Several popular viewpoints can be enjoyed, each offering a different spectacular vista of the canyon. 

Bryce Canyon National Park has miles of hiking trails, and one such popular trail is the Queen’s/Navajo combination loop. This 2.9-mile connected trail makes a route that will show you both Sunset and Sunrise Point. In the summer, horseback rides make a wonderful way to experience Bryce Canyon, one that’s fun for the whole family. 

When visiting Bryce Canyon National Park, you can stay at the Sunset Campground. Perfectly situated near to Sunset Point, this campground is popular yet spacious, offering 100 campsites. Tent campsites and spots for RV’s are available, and the ground has amenities such as restrooms with flush toilets, picnic tables, and potable water. 


6. Wasatch Mountain State Park

Camping in Utah doesn’t have to be a rustic experience. A trip to Wasatch Mountain State Park brings you closer to shopping, dining out, and golfing, to name a few things. Located in the Heber Valley, this park is filled with beautiful outdoor scenery. Miles of mountain trails can be hiked, or alternatively, ride a mountain bike or go horseback. In winter, skiing is popular and there are snowmobiles to rent on the alpine terrain. 

There are plenty of options for recreation on your camping trip to Wasatch Mountain. An award-winning 36-hole golf course is located in the park, and plenty of sights to see. The campground at Wasatch Mountain State Park has plenty of tent and RV sites, some with full and partial hookups. Restrooms with showers are spread throughout, and a ranger station nearby will provide any information you need.  


Snow Canyon, United States.

The views at Snow Canyon are simply unforgettable.



7. Dixie National Forest

The two million acres of Dixie National Forest stretch 170 miles across southern Utah. Straddling the divide between the Great Basin and the Colorado River, this national forest is the biggest in the state. The southern rim of the Great Basin provides some spectacular scenery, with views of the Colorado River canyons, made up of many-colored cliffs and steeply walled gorges. 

Many visitors to the forest enjoy hiking, horseback riding, hunting, and fishing, there’s a lot of wilderness to explore too. Pine Valley is especially good for horseback riding and enjoying the peace and beauty of the forest in solitude. Also an excellent fishing spot, the many lakes, and reservoirs in the forest are home to rainbow and brown trout to name a few. Anglers, this is a great camping destination for you, just pack up your tackle box and read through our guide on the best way to catch brown trout

There are endless campgrounds to choose from in Dixie National Forest. One we like is the Honeycomb Rocks Campground. Well located in the Pine Valley area, this campground is also nearby to Enterprise Reservoir. Here, a boat ramp is available; it’s the perfect place to camp and fish. There are 21 campsites with picnic tables, fire pits, and tent pads. A vault toilet is available for use and potable water is also accessible on-site. 


8. Arches National Park

This red-rock wonderland is one of the most breathtaking national parks in Utah. The peculiar rock formations are so distinctive, with hundreds of soaring pinnacles, huge fins, and unbelievably balanced rocks to ogle at. Of course, the park’s namesake is its biggest attraction, as there are over 2000 natural stone arches in the 76 thousand acres, the largest density in the world. 

One attraction in this national park is the Devil’s Garden, where you can see a variety of natural arches connected by a network of hiking trails. One such sight is the Landscape Arch, which is the longest in North America. The Devil’s Garden offers stunning views, excellent hiking, and very good stargazing as well. 

The Devil’s Garden Campground is the only one in Arches National Park, but when it’s this good, you don’t need another. The breathtaking views which surround this campground include not only rock formations but also various desert flora, including yucca and prickly pear. There are 51 campsites, and it’s best to reserve one ahead of time as this is a popular camping spot. There are no hookups, but potable water, picnic tables, and flush toilets are all located on-site. 


A golf ball on a tee.

You can even enjoy golfing at Wasatch Mountain State Park.



9. Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

The spectacular Grand Staircase of cliffs and terraces, the rugged Kaiparowits Plateau, and the Escalante River Canyons make up this National Monument. It’s a rich historical and geological area, covered in monoliths, slot canyons, and natural bridges and arches. All these geological phenomena make the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument one of the premier places to camp in Utah. 

Hike through 250 million years of Earth’s geologic history, and wind between the technicolor cliffs of the monument. Hiking and sightseeing in Utah can’t be bettered, this 1 million-acre area has it all. The popular but small Calf Creek Campground is our recommendation in this National Monument. Here there are 13 first-come-first-served campsites, where you can spend a quiet and peaceful night amongst the red rocks. Another benefit to camping here is the proximity to Calf Creek, a perennial waterfall which makes another great sightseeing opportunity. 


10. Goblin Valley State Park

Goblin Valley is named after an area where soft sandstone has eroded into irregular and interesting patterns, which some think resemble goblins. In some places, these formations are close together and form a maze, which is lots of fun to explore with the family. For thrill-seeking campers, ATV trails weave around this interesting and surreal landscape, where Hollywood movie Galaxy Quest was filmed. 

This Utah campground offers slightly more luxury than others, as there are two spacious yurts available to rent. These come complete with heating and air conditioning, so your trip to Goblin Valley State Park can be one done in style. Otherwise, there are ten tent camping sites, and 14 camping spots for RVs. 



11. Canyonlands National Park

Near the town of Moab in southeastern Utah is Canyonlands National Park. Numerous canyons, mesas, and buttes were eroded here by the Colorado River and the Green River eons ago. Now, the colorful landscape is divided into four districts each retaining its own character. 

The Needles District is one of these, where colorful spires of Cedar Mesa Sandstone dominate the area. A fantastic location for hiking and overnight camping trips, these rock formations are also excellent for bouldering. There are so many locations for climbing as well as bouldering scattered all around, so for campers in search of an adventure holiday, consider bouldering in Canyonlands National Park.

Squaw Flat Campground is the ideal base from which to explore this district, with miles of trails for hiking and leading to rock climbs close at hand. There are 26 sites, 5 of which are tent only, with toilets, picnic tables and fire rings located within the campground. There are no electric hookups at this campsite, so come prepared with your climbing gear too.


Arches National Park, Moab, USA.

The Landscape Arch is the biggest in North America, one of many attractions in the Devil’s Garden.


Final Verdict:

Aside from the bustle of Salt Lake City, there are so many natural wonders to explore in Utah. The Grand Canyon is close by, but don’t be tempted to cross over state borders when the equally breathtaking Canyonlands, Arches, and Zion National Parks are waiting to be explored. The isolation and peacefulness of these areas mean you can light a campfire under the night sky and stargaze for hours, meanwhile, the towering and dramatic rock formations create exciting adrenaline-pumping rock climbing opportunities. 

There are RV parks, tent sites, and even yurts to rent in Utah’s parks and forests. No matter your requirements, we’ve got the perfect camping area for your next trip. Mountain biking and equestrian camping are best in Wasatch Mountain State Park, where other recreation opportunities include an impressively sided award-winning golf course. 

Canyons, of course, are very important to the natural landscape in Utah, with these iconic red rocks holding fame around the world. For the best viewing, visit Bryce Canyon National Park and Goblin Valley State Park. Bouldering and climbing fans should visit the Needles District of Canyonlands, not far from Moab, and great for hiking too!

The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument has endless geological phenomena to view, so any camper with a true interest in our natural environment can’t miss it. The Calf Creek Campground here is so close to the waterfall that it’s a waste not to make the most of it. 

The best camping in Utah is well within your reach, all you need to do is jump up and get adventuring! If camping in Utah will be your first time, you’re in for a treat. Utah holds some of the best camping destinations in the United States, so after you’ve picked one out, check out our handy guide on camping gear for beginners. The more you are prepared, the more likely your camping trip is to go off like a dream.


Bonus tip: Check out this video to see some bouldering in Canyonlands


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Living Life on the Edge: Embracing Adrenaline-Fueled Moments



Life is an adventure, a journey filled with countless opportunities for thrill and excitement. For some, the idea of living life on the edge, embracing adrenaline-fueled moments, is an exhilarating concept that fuels their passion for adventure. This article delves into the world of adrenaline-chasing, highlighting the benefits and experiences of such a lifestyle.

Kitesurfing: Riding the waves of excitement

The first step to living on the edge is stepping out of your comfort zone and trying something new. Kitesurfing, a water sport combining wakeboarding, windsurfing, and paragliding elements, is an excellent example of an adrenaline-fueled activity. The activity entails utilizing a sizable maneuverable kite to capture the force of the wind, enabling the rider to traverse the water on a board specifically designed for kiteboarding. There is nothing quite like the exhilaration of soaring through the air, feeling the breeze caress your cheeks, and mastering the art of maneuvering a kite. Kitesurfing is a remarkable adventure that captures the spirit of embracing excitement and pushing boundaries.

The psychological thrill

In addition to the excitement of the tangible experience, embracing a daring lifestyle offers a mental rush that is just as stimulating. Engaging in these activities provides an exhilarating experience that stimulates the production of endorphins, the body’s innate pain relievers. This results in a profound sense of joy and an overwhelming feeling of invulnerability. The thrill of this frenzy can become habit-forming, compelling thrill-seekers to pursue fresh and increasingly demanding adventures consistently. 

The benefits of embracing the edge

Embracing a daring lifestyle goes beyond pursuing excitement; it presents many advantages. Participating in thrilling adventures can enhance physical well-being, as numerous pursuits demand robustness, stamina, and skill. Furthermore, they have the potential to enhance one’s emotional well-being by offering a means to alleviate tension and unease. Engaging in these activities demands concentration, which can effectively alleviate mental clutter, resulting in a serene state once the surge of excitement diminishes.

The balance of risk and reward

While living life on the edge can be exhilarating, it’s important to remember the balance of risk and reward. Adrenaline-fueled activities often involve a certain level of risk, and it’s essential to approach them with a healthy respect for safety. Proper training, equipment, and precautions can help mitigate these risks, allowing you to enjoy the thrill without unnecessary danger. 

Always research your activities and location. This understanding can help you decide if the risk is acceptable and if you have the skills and equipment. Check and maintain your gear, and never sacrifice safety. Finally, embracing adventure with a responsible and safety-conscious mentality lets you enjoy high-risk activities without risking injury.

Living life on the edge embracing adrenaline-fueled moments, is a lifestyle choice that offers a unique blend of thrill, excitement, and personal growth. Whether kitesurfing across the waves, scaling a mountain, or skydiving from a plane, these activities provide an escape from the mundane, a chance to challenge oneself, and an opportunity to experience life at its most vibrant. So, step out of your comfort zone, embrace the adrenaline, and start living on the edge. After all, life is not meant to be lived in the slow lane; rather, it’s about experiencing every thrilling moment it offers.

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Renewable Energy Farms That Make Beautiful Hiking Trails



Wind farms and solar panels are not just alternative means to get our natural resources. They have now combined with another industry and are making some unexpected news. 

The tourism industry has marked renewable energy farms as hiking trails, and hikers are here for it. You can read more about renewable energy sites. Although you might not think of hiking on a wind farm as beautiful as hiking along a famous mountain trail, you might just be in for a surprise. 

Let’s discuss the benefits that renewable energy farms have as hiking trails. 

Why are Renewable Energy Farms Important? 

Renewable energy farms are important for the future of civilization. These farms provide an alternative to our natural resources, such as wind and energy. 

The most important benefit of renewable energy is that it doesn’t produce any greenhouse emissions and reduces the air pollution other traditional processes create when providing natural resources. 

These farms also allow for the creation of the country’s own resources without having to import natural resources from another country and save their limited natural resources. 

Here are some of the reasons why energy farms are important: 

  • Allows for sustainable rural development 

This will allow landowners to make an extra income by generating energy. 

  • Test new technologies 

Providing the opportunity to test technologies to find new ways to create renewable energy. 

  • Improving the effect of climate change 

Climate change has left the environment filled with toxic pollutants, which has led people to become sick and breathe in harmful air. 

Renewable energy can change this by lessening the number of pollutants that are released into the atmosphere and providing much safer, cleaner, breathable air. 

  • This leads to job creation 

Job creation within the renewable energy farms industry is plentiful as there is a need for skilled workers such as construction, maintenance and manufacturing to build the necessary infrastructure that is needed to generate these wind and solar farms. 

The Benefits of Renewable Energy Farms As Hiking Trails 

Renewable energy farms have many benefits for both the environment and people who love spending their time outdoors. 

Embracing the Use of Green Technology 

Since wind farms and solar plants are located in areas that are unpopulated, they make for great hiking trails. 

By visiting these sites, people get to experience green technology, and by integrating them into recreational spaces, people can visit these sites and embrace green technology by seeing how they work and the positive effects that it has on the environment. 

The more people embrace the shift to green technology, the easier it will be to use it. 

Energy Farms Offer A Unique Experience For Visitors 

Visiting energy farms means you will have a unique experience while there. You will get to see how these large devices work and how they replace the basic resources needed to survive. 

Tours can give visitors more information on the background of the construction of devices, their environmental impact and why it is important for us to switch to sustainable energy resources. 

Visitors Get to Enjoy Natural Beauty 

The sites for these renewable energy farms are often located in areas that are surrounded by natural beauty, such as large landscapes. 

Natural pathways can be used as hiking trails without the need for carving out new roads and damaging the ecosystem. 

Visitors can even discover native plant life and explore the natural wonders that are located at these energy farms, as they are often placed where no infrastructure has been built on the property before. 

Providing Health and Wellness Benefits 

Hiking has many health benefits, such as reducing stress, improving fitness, and helping aid mental well-being. 

Energy Farms have Community Benefits and Increase the Economy 

These hiking trails can help boost economic sales, bringing tourists to the community. This will give the local people the opportunity to expand their businesses. 

This can also help increase employment within the community as these sites will be visited frequently and lead to new business openings to cater to tourists. 


Renewable energy farms greatly benefit both the economy and the people who want to spend their time on them. These farms are especially important for transitioning from natural resources to newer energy resource power plants. 

From learning how to embrace green technology to getting health and wellness benefits to enjoying nature’s natural beauty and finding job opportunities within the market. 

Spending time on these renewable energy farms can be educational and recreational for anyone who visits them. To find more renewable energy farm hiking trails, you can visit


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Top Recommendations for RV Window Maintenance



Much like other sections of your RV, the windows sometimes need a bit of maintenance. It is essential to clean off dirt and insect smudges and also make sure they are adequately sealed to avoid leaks and water harm.

If you have a broken RV window, then you may want to consult Van Isle Glass. However, if you wish to know more about simple measures to ensure your RV windows stay spotless and secure, you are in the right spot! Continue reading below.

Polish Your Windshield Using Ultra-Fine #0000 Steel Wool

Numerous RV enthusiasts have praised the use of the finest grade of steel wool #0000 for removing stubborn bugs and water marks from their windshields. Before proceeding, first test the #0000 steel wool on a small portion of your windshield. Apply it with light, circular motions. Sweep away any remaining steel wool bits with a microfiber towel. Next, spritz the surface with a residue-free glass cleaner and wipe it down with a separate cloth.

Steel wool is also great when used with a spray lubricant for cleaning tires, maintaining grills, starting campfires, and repelling mice. A gentler alternative is cleansing dish pads. These pads are versatile, suitable for cleaning various materials such as wood, porcelain, stainless steel, chrome, painted areas, and glass.

Apply a Sealant to Avoid Leaks

Silicone sealant is effective in stopping leaks in areas like your windshield, RV windows, sunroof, and vents. It penetrates tiny gaps, creating a robust waterproof barrier. Ensure the surfaces are clean before application and do not have old caulk, dirt, oil, and other residues.

Furthermore, clear away any standing water on windows to prevent hard water stains. Make sure the inside of your windows stay dry to avoid condensation and mold build-up. If there is significant condensation on your windows, consider getting a small dehumidifier.

Use Tools to Access Difficult Regions

Using cleaners with long handles can prevent you from straining to clean those distant parts of your windshield. Windshield cleaning tools often feature a lengthy, swiveling triangular head that is ideal for getting into corners and spots difficult to access manually.

Opt for a Residue-Free Glass Cleaner

A high-quality glass cleaner will maintain the clarity of your windows and windshield. A great glass cleaner performs well on both standard and tinted windows, making sure to remove streaks or leftover residue. Another option is a natural concoction of half vinegar and half water, with a touch of lemon essential oil.

Steer Clear of Cleaning RV Windows in Bright Sunlight

A sunny afternoon may feel perfect for washing your RV windows, but the warmth can speed up the drying of the cleaner, resulting in streaks or spots. It is advisable to tackle your RV window cleaning during early morning, late evening, or when stationed in a shaded area for the best outcome.


Keeping your RV windows clean and clear is not only about aesthetics, but is also vital for safety. The subtleties in cleaning, like steering clear of the sun and using the appropriate products, play a key role. Adhering to these guidelines will help you maintain a pristine view during your various journeys.

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