The Grand Circle Road Trip of Under Canvas Locations
Roadtrip through 950 miles of spectacular scenery
A Grand Circle Trip For the Ages
Road-trip through the Southwest’s most epic national parks and monuments via the Grand Circle—stopping at five Under Canvas camps along the way: Grand Canyon, Moab, Zion, Lake Powell-Grand Staircase, and Bryce Canyon.
Our 950-mile itinerary travels through spectacular vistas, colors, and sunset of the American Southwest. Whether you want to see rock arches at Arches National Park, hoodoos at Bryce, Zion’s slot canyons, rugged Grand Staircase-Escalante, and the grandeur of the Grand Canyon, there’s Under Canvas camps for every stop along the way!
Grand Circle Road Trip Map
Suggested Grand Circle Road Trip Itinerary
Spend at least two nights at our beloved Moab location, exploring Arches and Canyonlands National Parks by day and the comfort of our camp by night. Just 7 miles north of Moab near Utah’s famed parks, you can see the area’s epic rock formations right from your tent.
Next up is Under Canvas Bryce Canyon. The drive here is an epic one! Traveling along Highway 12, you’ll be cruising on what is arguably the most scenic section of the 122-mile All-American Road known as the “Journey Through Time Scenic Byway”. Here you’ll see everything from lush alpine forests to otherworldly limestone formations. Once at Under Canvas Bryce Canyon, you’ll be sleeping under the stars on 750 acres of beautiful and secluded high mountains plains.
From Bryce to Zion, you can appreciate the scale of the sheer red cliffs formed by the Virgin River and along the Zion-Mount Carmel Highway. Operating under wide-open desert skies, our safari-inspired destination is a haven of solitude in the American Southwest, surrounded by views of soaring sandstone cliffs and majestic red rock. You’ll want to spend a few days here, taking your time to explore everything this awe-inspiring area is made up of.
Under Canvas Lake Powell – Grand Staircase
From the tents at Under Canvas Lake Powell-Grand Staircase, you can see Lake Powell’s soaring cliffs, buttes, towers, and all other desert rock geology your heart desires. Some sites you don’t want to miss include the Vermillion Cliffs, Horseshoe Bend, and Under Canvas Lake Powell-Grand Staircase’s very own onsite slot canyon, Elephant Canyon. With views overlooking the canyon rim plateau, there are endless unique experiences waiting for you here!
Finally, you’ll make your way to Under Canvas Grand Canyon in Arizona for the final leg of your road trip adventure. Set upon 160-acres of secluded piñon and juniper forest, this location is just 25 minutes from the South Rim entrance to Grand Canyon National Park. More than 6,000 feet deep and up to 18 miles wide, the canyon truly is grand! From the South Rim side, you can drop down into it from several trail heads—stepping further back in geologic time with every foot you descend.
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