The Best Camping in Virgin

Looking for the best camping in Virgin? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Virgin. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top camping spots in and near Virgin

  • Hurricane, Utah

    Running Windmill Trail

    8 mi
    Windmill trail and trailhead sits just down the road from Gooseberry Mesa Trailhead in Apple Valley, Utah. Head out on this figure-8 loop for as long as you want. If you're smart, you'll bring your MTB, and you can ride the singletrack once you're done getting your run in.This is also a great spo...
    Read more
  • Virgin, Utah

    Bike "Holy Guacamole" Outside of Zion NP

    4.0
    11 mi / 600 ft gain
    This incredibly scenic ride is just out of Zion National Park and is a great place to escape the tourists. The ride starts at the end of Dalton Wash Rd just off of Route 9. High clearance vehicles are recommended and one should not attempt to drive this road in wet conditions. If you are having t...
    Read more
  • Virgin, Utah

    Camp on Dalton Wash Road

    5.0
    0.5 mi / 500 ft gain
    Zion National Park. Truly one of the beauties of the American Southwest. With red walls and orange sunsets, Zion is a must-see. However, during the busy season of the parks, finding a campsite that hasn't been snagged can be difficult. That's why I'd suggest looking for a quieter, equally as beau...
    Read more
  • Toquerville, Utah

    Toquerville Falls

    4.5
    11.75 mi / 2044 ft gain
    Toquerville Falls is a hidden waterfall nearby a small town named Toquerville. The road is rugged - saying rugged is kind of an understatement. Medium or high profile 4x4 is recommended. I drove a Toyota FJ Cruiser and it took me about half an hour to get there from Toquerville. The picture doesn...
    Read more
  • Hurricane, Utah

    Camp on Wire Mesa

    5.0
    Wire Mesa off the Smithsonian Butte Backcountry Byway is a fantastic place to camp in southeastern Utah even if you do not plan on visiting Zion, just a few miles to the north. There several backcountry campsites on the Mesa, with the northwestern-most site giving the best views overlooking the V...
    Read more
  • Rockville, Utah

    Camp off the Smithsonian Butte Backcountry Byway

    5.0
    9.5 mi / 800 ft gain
    Smithsonian Butte Backcountry Byway is gorgeous 9.5 mile road that runs between Rockville near the entrance to Zion National Park and Apple Valley UT, and affords excellent places to camp & boondock *as long* as it is .5 miles from the road itself (and there are numerous turn offs). To get th...
    Read more
  • Pine Valley, Utah

    Chinle Trail

    15.67 mi / 1565 ft gain
    Chinle Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Hurricane, Utah.
    Read more
  • Hurricane, Utah

    Camp at Little Creek Mesa

    5.0
    Experience solitude and beauty at Little Creek Mesa Utah. When you get there, grab a campsite, and go for an evening mountain bike ride along the rim of the mesa and see breathtaking views of the valley below as the sun sets.  Little Creek Mesa is located 22 miles from Hurricane, Utah and only 8 ...
    Read more
  • Springdale, Utah

    Hike Wildcat Canyon Trail, Zion NP

    5.0
    5.88 mi
    This 5.8 mile (one-way) trek is a multi-functional trail. The trail can serve as standalone trail allowing hikers to get in either a solid in-and-out day hike or as a leg to a much bigger and epic Trans-Zion Trek. For those interested in the later, the Wildcat Canyon Trail is the leg of the journ...
    Read more
  • Hurricane, Utah

    Camp Under Zion's Watchman

    4.2
    Watchman Campground is one of the most popular campgrounds at Zion National Park. With a prime location only a ¼ mile away from the South entrance and gorgeous scenery right outside of your tent, including the tall sandstone cliffs that surround it, it’s easy to see why this campground is everyon...
    Read more
  • Hurricane, Utah

    The Watchman Trail

    3.24 mi / 869 ft gain
    The Watchman Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Springdale, Utah.
    Read more
  • Hurricane, Utah

    Hike the Red Cliffs Recreation Nature Trail

    4.5
    2 mi / 150 ft gain
    Hike along streams that run through red sandstone - the blue water makes a fun contrast against the red rocks and sand.To get to the trailhead, drive to the Red Cliffs Campground about 20 minutes north of St. George. There is a small fee to park or camp at the campground.This trail starts in the ...
    Read more
  • Springdale, Utah

    Angels Landing, West Rim, Telephone Loop

    14.6 mi / 3740 ft gain
    Angels Landing, West Rim, Telephone Loop Trail is a loop hike that takes you past scenic scenic located near Springdale, Utah.
    Read more
  • Hurricane, Utah

    Aid Climbing Moonlight Buttress

    Moonlight Buttress follows an amazing system of cracks up some really solid sandstone. The route is 5.8 C1 and is very straightforward. Hauling on the first few pitches is an absolute nightmare, but spending the night on the wall is spectacular. To get more info on the route check out the followi...
    Read more
  • Springdale, Utah

    Camp at Lava Point

    Didn't make a reservation? Are all the Zion campgrounds full as usual? Don't worry, the less popular and more secluded Lava Point Campground is just about a 45 minute drive away and it's free! We camped here because we rolled in late at night to Zion National Park and everything was full. It turn...
    Read more
  • Hurricane, Utah

    West Rim Trail, Zion NP

    5.0
    14.41 mi / 3000 ft gain
    This 14.5 mile (one-way) trek is a multi-functional trail. The trail can serve as standalone trail allowing hikers to get in either a solid in-and-out day hike or as a leg to a much bigger and epic Trans-Zion Trek. For those interested in the later, the West Rim Trail is the leg of the journey th...
    Read more