Renting a Campervan for the October Solar Eclipse: Everything You Need to Know - Native Campervans

Renting a Campervan for the October Solar Eclipse: Everything You Need to Know

Solar Eclipse 2023

Get ready for an awe-inspiring celestial spectacle as the “Ring of Fire”  annular solar eclipse graces the skies in October 2023. To fully embrace the outdoor experience, we invite you to embark on an adventure with us, capitalizing on the opportunity to witness the annular, total eclipse from the stunning natural landscapes surrounding our offices. Whether you set off from Denver, Salt Lake City, or Las Vegas, we’ve listed prime locations for the solar eclipse viewing in the comfort of a campervan rental.

Solar Eclipse Map

From Denver

Mesa Verde National Park

Embarking from our Denver office, prepare for an unforgettable journey of approximately 385 miles southward to Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado. Pick up your Native Campervans rental in Denver and immerse yourself in the mystical atmosphere of this ancient landscape. As the solar eclipse unfolds, find a secluded spot within the park, such as Park Point Overlook or the Far View Sites, to witness the celestial event amidst the awe-inspiring cliff dwellings and panoramic vistas of Mesa Verde.

Camping Recommendation: For an immersive camping experience near Mesa Verde National Park, consider staying at Morefield Campground. This campground, located within the park, offers over 400 campsites nestled in a beautiful wooded area. With amenities such as showers, laundry facilities, a camp store, and a restaurant, Morefield Campground provides both convenience and comfort during your eclipse-watching adventure. Reservations are highly recommended due to high demand.

From Salt Lake City

Capitol Reef National Park

Salt Lake City is one of the best locations to enjoy the solar eclipse from your campervan. Departing from our Salt Lake City office, set your sights on Capitol Reef National Park in Utah. This is located approximately 220 miles southeast. Rent a Native Campervan from Salt Lake City and journey through Utah’s scenic landscapes. In Capitol Reef, find your perfect eclipse viewing spot. Capitol Gorge Trail or Panorama Point, you can revel in the stunning geological formations and witness the total eclipse against the park’s magnificent sandstone cliffs.

Camping Recommendation: For a memorable camping experience near Capitol Reef National Park, consider staying at Fruita Campground. Fruita Campground offers scenic views and convenient access to hiking trails and orchards. With tent and RV sites available, the campground provides basic facilities, including picnic tables, fire pits, and vault toilets. Be sure to make reservations through the National Park Service’s website to secure your spot.

Capital Reef Campervan Rental

From Las Vegas

Great Basin National Park

Embarking from our Las Vegas office, set your sights on the remote beauty of Great Basin National Park in Nevada. It is located approximately 230 miles northeast. As you arrive at Great Basin National Park, find a secluded location like Wheeler Peak Summit or Lehman Creek Campground. Witness the solar eclipse against the backdrop of the park’s dark skies, allowing for an exceptional celestial viewing experience.

Camping Recommendation: For an unforgettable camping experience near Great Basin National Park, consider staying at Wheeler Peak Campground. This campsite sits within the park. Offering stunning views of the surrounding mountains and easy access to hiking trails, Wheeler Peak Campground provides tent and RV sites equipped with picnic tables, fire pits, and vault toilets. Make reservations through the National Park Service’s website to secure your campsite.

General Tips for an Outdoor Eclipse Adventure:

  1. Safety First: Protect your eyes with certified solar eclipse glasses or solar filters while observing the eclipse. 
  2. Plan Your Itinerary: Research the exact timing of the eclipse and plan your route accordingly. Consider factors such as weather conditions and the availability of facilities in the parks. Arrive early to secure your preferred camping spot and eclipse viewing location.
  3. Capture the Magic: Pack your camera or smartphone to capture the extraordinary moments of the solar eclipse. Experiment with different photography techniques to document the celestial spectacle against the backdrop of these breathtaking national parks.

The upcoming “Ring of Fire” annular solar eclipse in October 2023 presents an incredible opportunity to connect with nature and witness a celestial wonder from the comfort of the campervan. By embarking on an outdoor adventure with Native Campervans from our Denver, Salt Lake City, or Las Vegas offices, you can immerse yourself in the beauty of Mesa Verde, Capitol Reef, or Great Basin National Park. As you bask in the natural splendor, don’t forget to experience the eclipse safely and capture the unforgettable moments that will forever be etched in your outdoor-loving soul.

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