10 of Utah's Best Camping Spots

Utah, United States


If touring Utah is five and living in Utah is six, then camping in Utah is seven. Get a ground-level view of heaven.

With thousands of campgrounds and even more areas that allow free, dispersed camping, Utah’s camping options are endless. Whether you’re making a quick trip from Salt Lake City to camp in Albion Basin and hike up to Cecret Lake, or heading to Southern Utah to spend a night under Zion’s Watchman, it’s hard not to find a lovely place to rest your weary head.

1. Beach Camping at Lake Powell

Photo: Dustin Landon

2. Camp at Little Grand Canyon

Photo: Derrick Lytle

3. Camp at Goblin Valley

Photo: Andy Earl

4. Camp at Granstaff Valley

Photo: Joel Bear

5. Camp at Dave’s Hollow Campground

Photo: Michael Wigle

6. Camp and Hike to Cecret Lake

Photo: Michael Johnston

7. Camp in the Valley of the Gods

Photo: Mike Fennell

8. Desert Camp at White House Campground

Photo: Nick Tort

9. Camp at Hamburger Rock

Photo: Jason Hatfield

10. Camp under Zion’s Watchman

Photo: Tiffany Nguyen

Discover even more amazing camping spots at Utah.com  

Cover photo: Mike Fennell

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Published: May 23, 2016


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