A Winter Vegas Campervan Extravaganza - Native Campervans
A Winter Vegas Campervan Extravaganza
It’s starting to get chilly outside but you’re not ready for the adventures to end? We’ve got you covered. Las Vegas is a great place to rent a campervan and visit during the months between October through April. With smaller crowds and perfect temperatures, you’ll want to add some of our favorite spots to visit from Vegas during this timeframe. Whether you want to drive your campervan far or stay closer to Vegas, these winter locations are great for weekend getaways or extended trips. All you have to do is pick up your campervan at our Las Vegas location, pack your bags, and hit the road!
If you want more ideas for what to pack, check out our article on the Must-Have Vanlife Items. The best way to have fun is to be prepared.
Valley of Fire
Miles: 48 Drive Time: 50 minutes Nothing beats the stunning views of 40,000 acres of red Aztec sandstone. Only a short drive from Las Vegas, Valley of Fire is a perfect weekend getaway. Whether you’re a local or coming in from out of town, you should add this to your list of stops (even if it’s just a drive-by). Valley of Fire is the perfect place to enjoy the sight of beautiful rocks being illuminated by a campfire.
Camping near Valley of Fire Valley of Fire Dispersed – Only a few miles from interstate 15, this campsite is quiet, secluded, and immersed in nature. Atlatl Rock Campground – This campsite is perfect for someone who is wanting more amenities. It has everything you need while still being surrounded by beautiful rocks.
Death Valley National Park
Miles: 142 Drive Time: 2 hours 10 minutes One of Nevada’s more popular destinations, Death Valley is great to visit during the off-season. You’ll get to enjoy the fresh crisp air that comes with winter and avoid large crowds that visit in the summer. This is one of our favorite spots and if you want to know the perfect way to spend the weekend, check out of Death Valley itinerary. The drive from Vegas is the perfect length to listen to an episode or two of your favorite podcast! Need more podcast recommendations? Check out our top 5 vanlife podcasts.
Camping in Death Valley National Park Furnace Creek Campsite – This campsite is a central spot in Death Valley and is equipped with all the amenities one needs. Texas Spring Campsite – This site is known for having some of the best sunsets and has a perfect view of the hills of Death Valley.
Red Rock Canyon
Miles: 21 Drive Time: 27 minutes Do you want a nice camper van getaway, but want to avoid a long car ride? Red Rock Canyon is the perfect place. This 30-minute drive from Las Vegas is a beautiful rock oasis and perfect for a winter campervan trip. The scenic desert cliffs and spectacular rock formations are bound to get you excited about exploring. This spot offers historic sites, guided tours, wildlife viewing, and of course, hiking. We recommend at least driving by this stunning park on your Las Vegas winter experience if you get the chance.
Camping near Red Rock Canyon Red Rock Canyon – If you like being close to the action this is the spot for you, just make sure you make a reservation ahead of time. Lovell Canyon Dispersed Camping – If you enjoy your privacy this is a great option. This campsite will give you the best camping experience. It doesn’t offer many amenities so make sure you have everything you need before parking at this beautiful location.
Bryce Canyon National Park
Miles: 260 Drive Time: 4 hours Now if you love road trips and enjoy the scenes that come with long drives this is a great destination. Bryce Canyon is the perfect road trip length and a gorgeous place to see in the winter. The already beautiful rock formations get even more stunning when covered with a dusting of snow. If you have a weekend dedicated to an adventure we suggest Bryce Canyon and we have the perfect itinerary for your trip.
Camping near Bryce Canyon National Park Sunset Campground – Now this is a campsite with a view. Only a short walk from the gorgeous canyons you won’t be disappointed with this spot. North Campground – Another beautiful rock oasis close to the action of the canyon. This is a popular spot so get reservations ahead of time!
Miles: 284 Drive Time: 4.5 hours Sedona is another stunning winter destination. It’s not too far from Vegas and is aw-inspiring for a winter campervan trip. There are over 400+ miles of trails to explore both by foot or by bike. Sedona lets you disappear into nature but is also great for those who enjoy a more urban setting. Not too far from the camping sites, there are spas, restaurants, and drinks. It is the best of both worlds.
Camping in Sedona Manzanita Campground – A great spot with a view. This campsite is shaded and fitted for all your needs. Cave Springs – This spot can get full during the summer, but luckily you’re going when it will be quiet! A very beautiful campsite surrounded by trees and rock formations guaranteed to make you smile.
Saguaro National Park
Miles: 429 Drive Time: 6.5 hours Though this is the furthest from Las Vegas, it is worth the drive. This destination is great if you’re going on a long journey. Saguaro is the place where you can enjoy the winter months without the bitter cold. You can enjoy the stunning cati scenery without exhausting heat. There are plenty of hiking trails to explore that will get you ready to cozy up near a campfire and have some hot cocoa.
Camping near Saguaro National Park Happy Valley Saddle – This amazing campsite is tree-covered heaven. It’s a great spot to be emersed in nature and enjoy the cool winter nights. Molino Basin Campground – Right off General Hitchcock Highway, this spot has everything you need, most importantly, amazing views.
We hope you enjoy your winter campervan adventures in Las Vegas. Don’t forget to download the Dyrt app and use our code NAT30 for a free 30-day pro trial. Make sure to share your photos with us @nativecampervans.