A Wild Summer Awaits

Sunset hikes, starry nights, wild swimming, and dreamy al fresco dining... join us.

Summer in the American Southwest is known for its sunny days, cool desert nights, breathtaking sunsets, and endless outdoor adventures. From hiking the refreshing waters of The Narrows in Zion National Park and canyoneering in the shade of 100-foot canyon walls in Moab, to kayaking and paddleboarding on Lake Powell, there are endless ways to beat the heat and experience the perfect outdoor summer escape.

Wild Swimming

From secluded swimming hole plunges and leisurely river floats, to adrenaline-packed cliff dives and hikes through crystal clear waters, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best places to swim, dip, and dunk for an epic wild swimming experience.

The Grand Circle Road Trip

Experience the bucket-list Grand Circle Road Trip, encompassing many of the American Southwest’s most iconic destinations and national parks. Complete the entire road trip or just a section of it; either way, Under Canvas will meet you along the way at five Grand Circle camps: Bryce Canyon, Zion, Lake Powell – Grand Staircase, and Moab in Utah, and Grand Canyon in Arizona. Start planning your Grand Circle road trip and discover a thrilling and refreshing world of fun in the sun!

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Visit Multiple Camps and Save

Add more than one Under Canvas camp to your itinerary and get 25% off

Experience the Grand Circle with stays at multiple Under Canvas locations along the way. Stay at two or more Under Canvas destinations – Zion, Bryce Canyon, Lake Powell – Grand Staircase, Grand Canyon, and Moab – and receive 25% off.

Sunrise and Sunset Spots

In summertime, sunrise and sunset are often the best times of day to explore the national parks’ beautiful trails and scenic highways. The temperatures are cool, the trails are less crowded, and the cotton-candy skies are painted in ever-changing shades of pinks, oranges, and purples. Here are some picture-perfect spots to watch the sun rise and set near our camps.

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Bryce Canyon Hoodoos
Sunrise - Inspiration Point - Bryce Canyon National Park
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The view from Canyon Overlook Trail in Zion National Park.
Sunrise - Canyon Overlook - Zion National Park
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View of Arches National Park
Sunrise - Delicate Arch - Arches National Park
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Grand Canyon Sunset Point Views
Sunset - Hopi Point - Grand Canyon National Park
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Lake Powell at Sunset
Sunset - Wahweap Overlook - Lake Powell
Couple stargazing at Under Canvas Lake Powell

Stargazing At The World's First DarkSky Resorts

When the sun goes down, Under Canvas’ five Grand Circle camps transform into celestial wonderlands, as millions of stars fill the sky. Spend an unforgettable evening spotting constellations, savoring s’mores, listening to live music, and relaxing by the fire with family and friends. With complimentary onsite programming ranging from full moon hikes, to night sky trivia, there’s something for everyone at Under Canvas at night.

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