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Zion National Park is one of Utah’s Mighty Five and the perfect destination to go exploring in a campervan getaway. Zion’s central location makes it accessible from any of our three locations. Whether you only have a weekend or you are going on a long excursion, make sure Zion is on your list of destinations. This national park has so much to offer, and we want you to do it all.
Denver: 8 Hours – 597 Miles
Salt Lake City: 3.5 hours – 269 Miles
Las Vegas: 2 Hours – 151 Miles
California: 6 Hours – 431 Miles
Hiking – The hiking in Zion is unique and unlike any other. If you are looking for a challenge and an unforgettable memory, you’ll want to check out The Narrows. This is one of Zion’s main attractions and for a good reason. You will trudge through knee-high water between the large rock faces. If you decide to take on this journey, check the weather and any flash flood warnings. If you’re looking for a more standard hike, check out these ones:
Archeology Trail – 0.4 miles
Middle Emerald Pool – 2.2 miles
Angels Landing – 5.4 miles
Sunset Gazing – Everyone loves a good sunset, and we want to make sure you get the best spot to watch. The Museum Patio is a great place to view the sunset or even sunrise that has access to the bathrooms. If you’re looking for more seclusion, South and Watchman campgrounds are perfect. If you’re staying in one of these campsites, you don’t need to worry about going anywhere! You’ll get beautiful views from the comfort of your campervan!
Bird Watching – This activity is for those wanting a calmer activity. Whether you’re a bird-watching pro or just want to learn more about the park’s animals, Zion is the best place to do it. With 291 species in the park, you are guaranteed to see some beautiful birds.
Zion Canyon Campground – This campground is perfect for those looking for amenities. It is ADA accessible and near all the action. Make sure you make a reservation before your visit!
Watchman Campground – If you’re here for the sunsets, this is the campsite for you. It has plenty of amenities so that you will be comfortable and close to stunning hiking trails. Old Highway 89 Dispersed BLM Site – If you are looking for something a bit quieter, this is a great spot. It sits right outside the park, off highway 89. This is a great option if you are looking for something last minute since no reservations are required!
As an outdoor company, we believe in taking care of and preserving our national parks and all outdoor space. Zion National Park has created a pledge to ensure the protection of the park. Help be a good steward of the environment and check out their Pledge list to ensure you’re doing your part to maintain our parks. Additionally, Zion is a popular destination, so always make a reservation. The park calms down during the winter months, but it’s still essential to get there early to avoid any lines.
We hope you have a fantastic journey exploring Zion in your campervan. If you want to read more about this amazing national park and others nearby, check out our national parks page. Don’t forget to share your adventure with us on social media @nativecampervans.