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Monday, April 07, 2014

Backpack, Camp and Glamp In Utah

Now's the perfect time to backpack in the desert canyons in southern Utah. Days are mild and water is plentiful (relatively speaking, considering we are a desert). Nights are crisp but not too cold.

Great destinations include Dark Canyon, Grand Gulch, Coyote Gulch and the backcountry in most of our national parks and monuments.

As the season progresses, snow will melt from our mountains and they will become popular backpacking areas. When the desert gets hot, the mountains are cool and inviting.

This article lists five great backpacking destinations in Utah. These spots make the list:

1. Zion National Park
2. Arches National Park
3. Wasatch Front
4. High Uintas
5. Bryce Canyon National Park

Most people don't think of Arches as a backpacking destination. It is relatively small, compared to other Utah parks. The most popular attractions can be reached via short hikes off the scenic drive. But the park does include considerable backcountry area. Two parcels in particular are very scenic, attract relatively few visitors and can only be seen by people willing to lace up their boots and follow long trails into wilderness settings.

Glamping Utah
Utah is a famous destination for camping, with numerous sites in our national and state parks, forests and desert playgrounds. Now, we also offer some luxury "glamping" opportunities. One commercial venture in Moab provided this news release. Below is the Headline and introductory paragraph.

Introducing Utah’s First Glamping Destination

On April 4th, 2014, Moab Under Canvas will open for guests with a safari-style luxury glamping. Following the overwhelming popularity of Yellowstone Under Canvas, comes additional luxuriously furnished safari tent and tipi accommodation, deluxe suites with king sized beds, and light and bright en-suite bathrooms with flushing toilets and hot water.

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