Under Canvas Zion Arrival Information

Arriving at Under Canvas Zion

Check-in: 3:00 p.m.

Check Out: 10:00 a.m.

Address: 3955 Kolob Terrace Road Virgin, UT 84779. Click here to find us on Google Maps.

Make sure to view and download our Welcome Book before your stay to explore all the features and amenities available at camp.

Important Information on Zion National Park

Zion National Park Entry and Shuttle Information

  • You do not need a permit or reservation to visit most areas in Zion Canyon. Cars are not allowed inside of Zion National Park and the park does have a shuttle system that you can take. You will have to pay the national park fee. Standard national park fees range from $20-$30. You can purchase an America The Beautiful annual pass that allows access to any national park.
  • You do not need a permit or reservation to ride a park shuttle or to enter the park.
  • The first shuttle from the Zion Canyon Visitor Center starts at 8:00 a.m. and the last shuttle out of the canyon leaves at 5:45 p.m.
  • Shuttles take about 45 minutes to drive between the Zion Canyon Visitor Center and the Temple of Sinawava. This means a round trip takes about an hour and a half. Be mindful of the time you board the shuttle back to the Zion Canyon Visitor Center at the end of the day. You should not wait for the last shuttle of the day. If the last shuttle is full, or if you miss the last shuttle, you may have to walk nine miles back to the Zion Canyon Visitor Center.

Angels Landing Permits and Hiking

Permits are required to hike any portion of Angels Landing. Permits are issued in day-before lotteries, so plan ahead and visit www.recreation.gov/permits for more information. Be sure to get your permit in advance for the best opportunity to visit this stunning landmark.

Other Zion National Park Permitted Hikes

The Narrows: Top-Down Hike to the Temple of Sinawava and Left Fork of North Creek (The Subway) are two additional areas in Zion National Park that will require a permit to hike. Read our blog for more information on how to get a permit for part of The Narrows and The Subway.

Note: You do not need a permit to hike the Narrows from the Temple of Sinawava going upstream in the Virgin River.

Please visit the National Park Service website for most up to date information surrounding Zion National Park

Under Canvas Zion FAQs

  • How far away is the entrance to Zion National Park?

    Under Canvas Zion is a 25-minute drive from the main entrance of Zion National Park.

  • Are dogs allowed in Zion National Park?

    Dogs are allowed but the only trail that allows pets is the Pa’rus Trail, which begins at the Zion Canyon Visitor Center. Check out our blog on the Best Ways to Explore Zion With Your Dog.

  • Can you drive through Zion National Park? 

    From November until early spring, Zion Canyon is usually open to vehicles. ALL OTHER sections of the park, including Kolob Canyons, Kolob Terrace Road, and Highway 9 are open to vehicles year-round.

  • Do you provide a park pass to Zion National Park?

    Park Passes can be purchased at the entry gate to Zion National Park. We do not sell them but we can always give recommendations on things to do in the park!

     

  • What is the weather like?

    Please be sure to check the weather before arriving and pack accordingly for all weather conditions. Due to the remote locations and high altitudes of many of our camps, the weather can be unpredictable. Occasionally, in a very dry summer, a fire ban can be in effect for a specific location. We recommend that you come prepared for colder evenings, particularly if using your wood stove becomes impossible due to fire restrictions.

  • What are the food options at Under Canvas Zion? Are meals included?

    Under Canvas Zion offers locally inspired, café-style dining for an additional cost. Enjoy seasonally rotating breakfast, lunch, and dinner options (ranging from salads to burgers to roasted trout) at our on-site restaurant. There is something for everyone on our menu, including vegetarian choices, gluten-free options, and nightly specials. Check out a sample food and beverage menu.

    Freshly prepared grab-and-go lunch items—such as parfaits, sandwiches, and salads—are offered at all camps* throughout the day. Grab something to fuel you during your outdoor adventure or enjoy it at our dining area at camp.

  • What is the food like? Do you have gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options?

    There is something for everyone on our menu, including vegetarian choices, gluten-free options, and nightly specials. Enjoy seasonally rotating breakfast and dinner options (ranging from salads to burgers to roasted trout) at our on-site restaurant along with grab n’ go lunch items available daily in the lobby.

  • Do the tents have air conditioning?

    Our tents do not have air conditioning. If you are visiting in the summer please keep this in mind. They do have USB fans and misting systems to help cool the tents a little.

     

  • Is there electricity in the tents?

    In order to provide an experience that allows guests to disconnect and feel truly immersed in nature, and to minimize the use of precious resources, there is no electricity or outlets in the tents. However, there are battery-powered fans and lanterns with USB plugs so you can charge at least two cell phones. USB-C charging adaptors are available upon request on a first-come, first-serve basis. Be sure to bring your own charging cable if you require anything other than a USB. If you need a powered battery for a CPAP or medical device, just let us know in advance of your stay so that we can request one. Powered batteries are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

  • Is there Wi-Fi?

    At Under Canvas we believe connecting with those around us and exploring the great outdoors is invaluable. For this reason, we do not have any Wi-Fi at any of our locations.

    Want to unplug, be present, and unwind? Check out our Camp Programming page for an example list of on-site programs that may be offered during your stay.

  • What should I pack?

    Be sure to check the weather before arriving and pack accordingly for all weather conditions. You may want to bring quality hiking shoes, backpacks, water bottles and a USB cell phone charging cord to use with the USB battery packs in your tent. Rain jackets are also advised, just in case! But not to worry, our tents are fully weatherized and are capable of handling common rainstorms. If you want a full packing list for the location you are visiting, check out the packing lists on our blog.

Driving Directions

The address for Under Canvas Zion  is 3955 Kolob Terrace Road Virgin, UT 84779.

Our location can be a little difficult to find. The following are step-by-step directions from La Verkin, UT. If you use Google Maps, the directions may instruct you to turn left into a housing area; please don’t turn there.

From La Verkin turn right onto UT-9 E/W 500 N for 7.1 miles. Continue until you pass the Zion River Resort. Turn left onto Kolob Terrace Rd. and continue for 5.6 miles. Then turn left at our entrance.

*There is very limited cell service along the route to the camp after you leave La Verkin, so we recommend loading the map prior to leaving town. Also note that the road leading to Under Canvas Zion is surrounded by free-range cattle land and there is a chance for cattle to be on the road.

Additional Information for Your Stay

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Camp Programming at Under Canvas Zion

Experience rejuvenating yoga overlooking red rock cliffs, live music during dinner, s’mores around the campfire, and so much more. Check out the board in the lobby tent when you arrive for programming happening during your stay.

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On-Site Dining at Under Canvas Zion

Enjoy locally sourced and seasonal menu items, energizing hot breakfasts, and grab-n’-go lunch items at Under Canvas Zion from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

Select dates to view availability.