GLAMPING IN MOAB

Saturday, August 20, 2016

One of my favorite trips this summer was a road trip to Moab, Utah.  Surrounded by stunning red-rocks, we “Glamped” in the desert at Moab Under Canvas,  while we explored some of the United State’s best National Parks! See our “Simple Guide” at the bottom!MOAB__UNDER_CANVAS_GLAMPING_SIMPLE_SOL (1 of 1)-25

We drove into camp in the late afternoon and were greeted by the staff who had a wagon for our luggage.  Protecting the environment is key to the Moab mission and there are no cars allowed past the parking lot.  A short stroll down the path and we were in our amazing tent (we opted for one of their nicest accommodations with an ensuite bathroom and an adjacent tepee), with views out on to the wide open desert with the snow capped La-Sal mountains in the background.

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The tents come with wood floors, a wood burning stove and a shower!  It got chilly at night so I was glad that we had a fire place and lots of down blankets to keep us cozy! The bed was also super comfortable – this is my kind of camping!

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We spent our first afternoon drinking cold beer on our porch taking in the stunning landscape.   You seriously need at least 2 nights here – if not 3…there is so much to do in Moab, even if it is just sitting on your porch,  drinking cold beer and enjoying each other :).

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It even came with bathrobes!

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Our tepee had 2 cots in it (and could be used for kids or extra people) – but we used it to store all of our luggage! This is only one of stops on our week long road trip! Check out a few of our other stops Amangiri & Horseshoe Bend.

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You are framed in by the watercolored red rocks! Moab Under Canvas is only open seasonally and gets booked up far in advance so best to plan ahead!  If you can’t get accommodations here try our other favorite The Sorrell River Ranch.

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The next morning we were off to Arches & Canyonlands National Parks! I definitely wish we hadn’t been so strapped for time and had been able to spend a full day at each park!

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We combined Moab with Monument Vally, Grand Canyon and Horseshoe Bend  but you can easily have plenty to do just in Moab and make it a trip by itself: fly directly into Grand Junction ( direct flights from Dallas!). 

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The hike up to delicate arch in Moab in Arches National Park! Definitely don’t hike up there in boots like i did..

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At night they had a S’mores Bar and a campfire where everyone can sit around the fire and share stories from their day.

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They start the bonfire about an hour before sunset!

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The stargazing was unbelievable! We got up in the middle of the night just to capture the stars!

SIMPLE GUIDE

Fly into: Grand Junction Airport

Stay: Moab Under Canvas

National Parks: Arches & Canyonlands

Outdoor Adventure: Mountain Biking, Dune Buggies, ATV’s, hiking

Pair With:  The Grand Canyon & Monument Valley

Our other favorite Accommodation:  Sorrel River Ranch

 

 

 

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