Lake Powell - Grand Staircase

Safari-Inspired Accommodations Near Lake Powell

2024 Dates: March 14th – October 28th 2025 Dates: March 13th – October 27th

Under Canvas Lake Powell – Grand Staircase is an ideal spot to discover the splendor of the American Southwest. Perched on a Canyon Rim Plateau with its own on-site slot canyon and sweeping views right outside your tent, this extraordinary Lake Powell resort offers endless outdoor experiences—from hiking towering mesas and unwinding in a red-rock oasis, to chasing sunsets at Horseshoe Bend and walking with dinosaurs at Grand Staircase – Escalante. Only a 10-minute drive to Lone Rock Beach and just 14 miles from the main Lake Powell Marina, Under Canvas Lake Powell – Grand Staircase is the perfect destination for an adventure of a lifetime.

World’s First “DarkSky-Certified Resort”

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Recognition

"For a luxurious camping experience, consider a stay in one of the Under Canvas Lake Powell-Grand Staircase safari-style canvas tents. Set on elevated decks with private ensuite bathrooms, the tents are perched on the edge of Canyon Rim Plateau, offering stunning views."
Travel + Leisure Magazine
"Best Outdoor Resort – Nestled amid Utah’s mesas, canvas tents with ensuite bathrooms dot this safari-style camp near Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and Lake Powell."
2021 Sunset’s Travel Awards
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Main Lobby tent at Lake Powell

Experience the Night Sky at Under Canvas Lake Powell-Grand Staircase

At Under Canvas Lake Powell-Grand Staircase, you can experience the wonders of the night sky like never before. Sleep under endless star-filled skies in our Stargazer Tent, enjoy celestial-themed culinary offerings, star parties and more. Under Canvas Lake Powell-Grand Staircase, one of the world’s first DarkSky resorts, is the perfect place for your star-filled adventure.

Amenities

ORGANIC BATH PRODUCTS

Organic Bath Products

Upscale, organic bath products stocked in your ensuite bathroom

ON-SITE DINING

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Our upscale menu embraces both seasonality and locally sourced produce

FIRE PIT AND S'MORES

Fire Pits & Smores

Nightly fires and complimentary s’mores available

COMPLIMENTARY ACTIVITIES

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Live music, morning yoga, kids activities and more

USB BATTERY PACKS

USB Battery Packs

Charge your devices using our bedside battery packs

ON-SITE SLOT CANYON

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Hike around our resort and explore the on-site Elephant Slot Canyon

WEST ELM FURNISHINGS

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West Elm furnishings adourne our expansive lobby tents

EV CHARGING

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Charge any electric vehicle on our Rivian Waypoints electric vehicle charging stations

Under Canvas Lake Powell - Grand Staircase is your hub for adventure

Discover the world’s first-ever DarkSky-certified Resort and sleep under a canopy of stars. Stay in upscale tents featuring king-size beds, ensuite bathrooms with hot showers, wood-burning stoves, and private decks. Explore slot canyons, a splash in the lake, and an endless variety of adventures.

Things to Do while Glamping at Lake Powell

Under Canvas Lake Powell – Grand Staircase

555 South Jacob Tank Road

Big Water, UT 84741

reservations@undercanvas.com

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

12 minutes
A national monument spanning nearly one million acres of America’s public lands. An oasis for desert adventures from hiking to UTVing.

Under Canvas Lake Powell-Grand Staircase

Your upscale, safari-inspired accommodations.

Horseshoe Bend

25 minutes
Horseshoe-shaped incised meander of the Colorado River. Popular spot for photography and sunset views.

Page, AZ

23 minutes
Known as the gateway to Lake Powell, Page, AZ is home to the closest airport to our resort.

Lake Powell

13 minutes
Explore all there is to see and do on and around Lake Powell. From boating to hiking, to stand up paddeling there is plenty of water adventures for everyone.

Antelope Canyon

22 minutes
A popular slot canyon on Navajo land. Known as a top photography spot in the American Southwest famous for the way the light shines through the canyon.

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Directions & Travel Info

From Page, Arizona

Start out going south toward Glen Canyon Dr. Then after 0.08 miles turn right onto Glen Canyon Dr. Go 0.08 miles and take the 2nd right onto 11th Ave. just past Plateau Ct. If you reach S 10th Ave you’ve gone too far. Then go 0.23 miles and turn left onto N Navajo Dr. Go 0.48 miles and turn right onto N Lake Powell Blvd. N Lake Powell Blvd is just past 7th Ave. If you reach 6th Ave you’ve gone about 0.1 miles too far. Next, go 0.94 miles and turn right onto US-89 N (Crossing into Utah). US-89 N is 0.1 miles past Clubhouse Dr. Drive 15.8 miles and turn left onto Ethan Allen. In 300 feet take a right on the first cross street which becomes a dirt road called South Jacob Tank Road. Under Canvas is at the end of the dirt road.

 

From Lake Powell – Wahweap Marina

From the marina, turn right onto Wahweap Blvd. After 2.6 miles turn right onto US-89 N (Crossing into Utah). Drive 10.4 miles on US-89 N and take a left on Ethan Allen. In 300 feet take a right on the first cross street which becomes a dirt road called South Jacob Tank Road. Under Canvas is as the end of the dirt road.

Camp Map

Under Canvas Lake Powell Grand Staircase 2022 Camp Map

Lake Powell FAQs

  • Can you swim in Lake Powell?

    Yes! Swimming is a popular activity at Lake Powell, especially in the summer. Check out our blog on Water Activities to do in Lake Powell.

  • How do I get from Lake Powell to Page, Arizona?

    It is very easy to get to Lake Powell from Page, Arizona! Drive west on highway 89, Then turn right at the sign that says Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

  • Is Lake Powell a national park?

    Lake Powell is not an official national park, but it is part of the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and borders Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

  • Are dogs allowed in Grand Staircase Escalante?

    Grand Staircase-Escalante is one of the most dog-friendly destinations in Utah. Four-legged pals are allowed on almost all trails and are even allowed off-leash in many areas. Check out our blog on The Best Things to Do with Dogs Around Grand Staircase- Escalante.

Dining

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Seasonal and Thoughtfully Sourced Menu

We feature seasonal food and beverage offerings that prioritize locally-sourced ingredients from nearby purveyors.

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Complimentary S'mores

For dessert, we let you become the chefs with our complimentary s'mores packs and nightly campfires.

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Cheers!

Choose from a selection of wines, beers and canned cocktails to enjoy during dinner or around the campfire.

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Grab N Go Food Options at Under Canvas
Grab N Go Options

On the run for a day full of adventures? Snag breakfast, lunch or snacks to enjoy on the road, or trail.

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Dining Al Fresco

Dine out with unparalleled views overlooking a canyon rim, Lake Powell and Grand-Staircase-Escalante.

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Healthy Options

Fuel your adventures with our always fresh and healthy options available for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Premium Coffee

Wake up and smell the coffee with premium espresso beverages.

Discover the Grand Circle

Under Canvas boasts 12 locations across the U.S., including destinations throughout the Grand Circle. Book your stay at Under Canvas Lake Powell – Grand Staircase and continue the adventure at Under Canvas Bryce Canyon, Under Canvas Moab, Under Canvas Zion, Under Canvas Grand Canyon, and beyond.

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