Make the most of an early flight

Our favorite part of Wandervans is being able to help people have wonderful trips. We often get asked how early can the vans be picked up. While we want to get you on the road to fun as early as you want we set the earliest available pick up time as 9:30 am so that we can be sure to have our van ready for you when you show up, even if someone else dropped it off late the night before. We can sometimes schedule a pick up as early as 8:00 a.m. if you are really excited to get on the road and we are confident that we will be able to have the van ready for you at that time. 

A big part of having a great trip is starting it off right. That is why we suggest that customers who are flying in early in the morning before their 9:30 a.m. pickup time go to one of these phenomenal, uniquely Salt Lake spots for coffee and breakfast.

The first spot we suggest is Sweet Lake Biscuits and Limeade located just a 3 minute drive from our shop. The restaurant was the next step after the founding couple had been selling limeade at the local farmers' market for over a decade. They brought the limeade and added amazing food. The result is a very unique spot with unmatched drinks, hearty portions, and incredible food. If you want a satisfying breakfast we highly recommend checking out Sweet Lake Biscuits and Limeade.

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If you are more concerned about coffee than food we suggest Publik Coffee Roasters. Located just a five minute drive from our shop Publik is an off the beaten path, large coffee facility that roasts and brews adventure inspiring coffee that will get you ready for the road. Plus you can buy coffee to take with you on your trip to use with our kitchen kit to get your mornings going right. Beyond the coffee the food is very high quality and delicious as well. 

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We love to help make your trip perfect. Feel free to contact us for more local suggestions or other help planning your trip.

Dog Friendly Goblin Valley and Little Wild Horse Slot Canyon

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Dog Friendly Goblin Valley and Little Wild Horse Slot Canyon

Goblin Valley Hoodoos
 At Goblin Valley State Park you can choose your own adventure as you travel cross country as you please exploring the hoodoos.

At Goblin Valley State Park you can choose your own adventure as you travel cross country as you please exploring the hoodoos.

Utah is packed with incredibly unique geology. One of the most geologically unique places is Goblin Valley State Park. It is a very special park not only because of its geological formation but because visitors are encouraged to choose their own adventures. When you leave the main parking lot there is a stairway that leads you to the first valley. Once you are there you can climb and explore whatever you want. This makes it an amazing family destination. The grown ups can enjoy a mild hike with alien views if they prefer while the kids climb all around them. There are also areas that are challenging and fun for adults to climb. The park is dog friendly so long as you pick up after your pet and keep them on a 6 foot leash. The park is open year round. The summers can get into the 90's or low 100's so we recommend visiting in the spring and fall. Goblin Valley State Park offers a great campground to park your campervan rental. Each site has its own gazebo with two sides walled off to provide shade and block wind. There are also nice, clean bathrooms that include showers. The sites are about a mile from the Valley of the Goblins and are tucked up against beautiful eroded cliffs and some hoodoos the kids can play on while at camp. There is also lots of free camping spots for your campervan rental outside the park, just be sure to stick to designated camp areas to help protect the local environment. 

 Little Wild Horse Canyon and Bell Canyon are two slot canyons located just outside of Goblins Valley State Park. They are dogs friendly, but be aware your pup will need some help in a few spots.

Little Wild Horse Canyon and Bell Canyon are two slot canyons located just outside of Goblins Valley State Park. They are dogs friendly, but be aware your pup will need some help in a few spots.

 Little Wild Horse Slot Canyon is a great hike near Goblin Valley State Park.

Little Wild Horse Slot Canyon is a great hike near Goblin Valley State Park.

Just outside of Goblin Valley State Park are a number of non-technical slot canyons. The most famous being Little Wild Horse Slot Canyon located just 5 miles down a paved road from the entrance to Goblin Valley State Park. Little Wild Horse is a very scenic slot canyon that features tight passages and tall cliffs. Most people hike up Little Wild Horse Canyon and down Bell Canyon which is about 1.5 miles down the road from the top of Little Wild Horse Canyon. The trail head and trails are well signed. Together the loop is about 8 miles. Signage at the trail head says to plan 4-6 hours for the loop and a little bit less if you hike up and down the same canyon. It is an easy to moderate intensity hike with a few spots that require climbing 5 to 10 feet with good footing and hand holds. Dogs are welcome on this hike but be aware that they will need to be lifted up and down some sections. Please make sure, as always, to clean up after your pet whether you are hiking or camping. 

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Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park

Tour Capitol Reef National Park

On the drive through Capitol Reef National Park you will find amazing scenary around every turn and ample places to pull of to explore those places that pique your interest.  One of the best stops is the Panorama Point/Goosenecks view area, on the park’s west end.

Link to Park Map

To start your trip in Capitol Reef we suggest starting with the Capitol Reef Scenic Drive, which is a 25-mile round trip paved road that has many pullouts for pictures and hikes. Along the scenic drive you will find several spur dirt roads that can be traveled with the campervan. Your first turn off is Grand Wash which is a magical gorge carved over eons. The drive is short to the end of the road, but you will find the Grand Wash trail which is a great hike through the canyon narrows on a very mellow grade.  Along the Grand Wash trail you can bear left at the first fork and go see the famous Cassidy Arch just a short 1.1 mile hike.


Hike Hickman Natural Bridge

From the visitor center if you continue east on SR24 for two miles to the trail head for the easy to moderate hike to Hickman Natural Bridge, it is only 2 miles round trip and takes one to two hours. The trail to the arch is a top hike in Utah and is worth the stop. Along the trail you will also see glimpses of the Fremont Culture ruins. Hickman Natural Bridge spans 133 feet across a stream bed. You can also see the parks namesake large white capitol domes made of sandstone. Capitol Reef does not see the crowds of the other parks so you will likely have a nice quiet hike. 

Hickman Natural Bridge is just the start of the many hiking opportunities in the park.


Seeing Capitol Gorge and the Pioneer Register

At the end of the pavement on the Capitol Reef Scenic Drive you will come to a fork. Bear left on a well maintained dirt road and drive 2.2 miles to get to the trail head for Capitol Gorge. The gorge itself is a spectacular drive and worth just the drive even if you don't want to hike. The road ends at the point where the gorge becomes too narrow and this is where the hiking starts. 

At the trailhead for the Capitol Gorge you will find a mellow and scenic 1.0 mile hike from the trailhead to the rock wall for the Pioneer Register. The register has the names of miners, settlers, and other adventurers who visited this area starting in 1871. The Capitol Gorge road was one of the main routes through the area until the construction of SR24. It was not easy going for the pioneers and they had to battle flash floods and tight confines. 


Fruit Picking in Fruita

Even thought most of the original settlers have moved away there are still fruit orchards left over in the park near the Visitors Center.  Park visitors may pick small quantities of fruit in season: cherries in June, apricots in July, pears in August, and apples in September. There are U-Pick signs so please leave a small donation to help maintain the orchard. 

Don't forget to check out the historic Fruita area and the local landmarks. You can get a good snap shot of pioneer life in historic Fruita.


Capitol Reef National Park Camping:

In Capitol Reef National park you will find Fruita Campground just 1 mile south of the visitor center and there are shade trees and bathrooms.  The Fruita Campground is nestled in among an old orchard and farm and there is a path running along the campground for biking and hiking. The Fruita Campground is now a reservation campground so we recommend planning ahead.

There are two more primitive campgrounds in Capitol Reef. In the southern end of the park you will find the Cedar Mesa Campground, go east on SR 24 from the visitor center about 9 miles to Notom-Bullfrog Road. Then you will drive 23 miles south to the campground, but be aware that only the first 10 miles are paved so please avoid if there has been recent rains. 

Near the Park

Outside of the park there are lots of other options including a nice Forest Service campground. 

The closest full-service RV park and campground to the national park is Wonderland RV Park, at the junction of Utah 12 and 24 (P.O. Box 67), Torrey, UT 84775 (www.capitolreefrvpark.com; tel. 877/854-0184 or 435/425-3665). The grounds and bathhouses are immaculate, and there are shade trees, grass, big rig sites, and croquet, horseshoes, volleyball, and basketball. Wi-Fi, cable TV, and use of gas barbecue grills are included in the rates. 

About 1 mile west of Torrey on Utah 24 is Thousand Lakes RV Park, P.O. Box 750070, Torrey, UT 84775 (www.thousandlakesrvpark.com; tel. 800/355-8995 for reservations, or 435/425-3500). In addition to the usual amenities, this campground offers good views of surrounding rock formations, some shade trees, and Wi-Fi. Sites are gravel; tent sites are grass. The campground also has a convenience store, a coin-op laundry, horseshoes, an outdoor heated pool, and barbecues. 

Those looking to be in the National Forest will find Single Tree Campground, on Utah 12 about 16 miles south of Torrey. There is a large forest trees among the sites and all of the sites are paved. 

Best Bet For Showers:

1) Chuck Wagon General Store, 12 West Main St., 435-425-3288

Season: (March - October) 7am-10pm (shorter hours in shoulder season)

2) Thousand Lakes RV Park & Campground, 1110 West Highway 24, 435-425-3500

Season: (April - October) 8am-8pm

3) Sand Creek Hotel, RV Park, & Campground, 540 West Highway 24, 435-425-3577

Season: (March - November) 8am-6pm

4) Torrey Trading Post, 75 West Main St. (next to post office), 435-425-3716, 12pm-4pm

Campervan Camping around the Mighty 5

Campervan Camping around the Mighty 5

Utah has the mighty 5 National Parks that are great places for your next campervan trip. Once you get to these parks you are probably wondering where to stay so here are some campervan campground recommendations for those destinations. We also provide a shower bag for free upon request.


Zion National Park Camping:

Zion National Park has two campgrounds near the entrance for campervan camping.  South and Watchman Campground are the two main Campervan campgrounds just inside of the National Park. Both have pluses and minuses, but they are both now reservations only campgrounds so make sure to book your sites far in advance if possible. South Campground provides very easy access to the Parus Paved Trail. Both campgrounds are a short walk to the main bus station to catch the bus for the narrows. If both of these camgrounds are full then you can back outside the park and just a short way out of the park is the Zion Canyon Campground. This campground has smaller less private sites, but does have easy access to showers and usually has spots when the other two campgrounds are full.

If you want free Campervan camping then there is Sheep Bridge Road just after passing through Hurricane. Once you cross over the river there are lots of primitive spots along the dirt road. Be aware that the road can get very muddy during heavy rains and will become impassable.

Best Bet for Showers: Zion Canyon Campground just outside of the park gives campers access to there showers. If you are traveling to Bryce there are showers at Mt Carmel Junction in the East Zion RV Park


Arches National Park Camping: 

Arches National Park has one Campervan campground and it is all the way at the end of the road. There are very few spots so make sure to book early. There are no shower facilities, but there is water available. Don't be disappointed if you don't get a spot in Arches. There are a ton of options around Moab. If want to stay in more of an RV park then the Portal RV park is the niceest in Moab. If you want some remote options then check out the many campsites along the Colorado River. Right next to the famous slick rock trail you will find the Sand Flats area which has lots of camping options.

Free camping a plenty can be found around the Bar -M- Trailhead and off Dalton Wells Road.

Best Bet for Showers: There are a ton of shower options so here is the full list. The list is just in alphabetical order not the order of the best options.

1) Canyonlands Campground, 555 S. Main St, $6.00, 435-259-6848

2) Dowd Flats, 2701 S. Highway 191, $3.00 Use Fee - .25 for each 5 min, 435-259-5909

3) Moab Cyclery, 391 S Main St, $5.00, 435-259-7423

4) Moab Recreation & Aquatic Center, 374 Park Ave, $5.00, 435-259-8226

5) Moab Valley RV, 1773 N Highway 191, $6.00, 435-259-4469

6) OK RV Park, 3310 Spanish Valley, $5.00, 435-259-1400

7) Pack Creek Camp Park, 1520 Murphy Lane, $4.00, 435-259-2982

8) Poison Spider Bike Shop, 497 N Main St, $5.00/5 min, 435-259-7882

9) Slickrock Campground, 1301 N Hwy 191, $6.00, 435-259-7660

10) Spanish Trail RV Park, 2980 S Hwy 191, $5.00, 435-259-2411


Canyonlands National Park Camping:

Canyonlands National park has a two campervan campgrounds. In the main part of the park there is the Islands in the Sky Campground. This campground is only 13 sites and they are all first come first serve. Note there is no water at this campground so be sure to fill up at the visitors office. In the Needles district you will find the Squaw Flats Campground which has 27 sites. Some of these sites are reservable depending on the time of the year. There are always first come first serve sites so just make sure to get there early to reserve one. Just outside of Canyonlands National Park is the campground at Dead Horse Point State Park. There is water at Dead Horse State Park and bathrooms. There are no shower facilities immediate to Canyonlands and you would be best to drive back to Moab if you need a shower. There is lots of free camping options on the way to Canyonlands if you want to go that route. 


Bryce Canyon National Park Camping:

Bryce has come excellent campgrounds inside the park. These are North Campground and Sunset. There are also campgrounds on the way to the park along the main highway that are great options. The two campgrounds at Bryce have plenty of trees in contrast to the other Utah National Parks. North Campground has 101 sites and Sunset Campground has 102 sites. Sunset Campground is open mainly during the busy season from late spring through early fall only, but part of North Campground is open year-round snow dependent. Both campgrounds are nice, but North Campground is our first choice because it's closer to the Rim Trail, you can easily catch amazing sunrises and sunsets. Arrive early if you don't have a reservation since they tend to fill by 2pm in the busy months. Reservations are available from early May through late September for North Campground.

There are Showers for $2 and laundry, open from 7am to 8pm at the General Store, which are a little ways from either campground. 

Outside the Park

Just outside of the entrance to the park is Ruby's Inn RV Park & Campground, which is just outside the park and next to the shuttle bus route. Most RV and tent sites are shaded. The campground contains an outdoor heated swimming pool, hot tub, barbecue grills, coin-operated laundry, and a store with groceries, RV supplies, and propane. 

King Creek Campground, in the Dixie National Forest, above Tropic Reservoir, offers a quiet, peaceful forest camping experience relatively close to the national park. Stop at the Red Canyon Visitor Center on the way to Bryce for more information. The campground has gravel roads and sites are tall trees. To get to the campground from the park, drive north 3 miles on Utah 63, then west on Utah 12 about 2 1/2 miles to the access road, turn south (left) and follow signs to Tropic Reservoir for about 7 miles to the campground. 

Red Canyon Campground is about 9 miles from the park. Tucked in among the trees along the south side of Utah 12, the sites offer great views of the red rock formations across the highway, there is a bit of road noise.  There is a nice bike path nearby and many trails. Showers cost $2 whether you're staying in the campground or not.

Kodachrome Basin State Park, about 22 miles southeast of the park there are nice sites set among rock chimneys and piñon and juniper trees.

 


Capitol Reef National Park Camping:

In Capitol Reef National park you will find Fruita Campground just 1 mile south of the visitor center there are shade trees and bathrooms. 

Capitol Reef also has two more primitive campgrounds. In the southern part of the park there is Cedar Mesa Campground, go east on Utah 24 about 9 miles to Notom-Bullfrog Road, which you take about 23 miles south to the campground, only the first 10 miles are paved so plan appropriately. 

Near the Park

Outside of the park there are lots of other options including a nice Forest Service campground. 

The closest full-service RV park and campground to the national park is Wonderland RV Park, at the junction of Utah 12 and 24 (P.O. Box 67), Torrey, UT 84775 (www.capitolreefrvpark.com; tel. 877/854-0184 or 435/425-3665). The grounds and bathhouses are immaculate, and there are shade trees, grass, big rig sites, and croquet, horseshoes, volleyball, and basketball. Wi-Fi, cable TV, and use of gas barbecue grills are included in the rates. Also on the grounds and sharing the bathhouse are two basic camping cabins ($28 double) and two of what are called mountain cabins, with two queen beds, color TVs, microwave and fridge ($48 double). There's also a cute sheep wagon ($48 double).

About 1 mile west of Torrey on Utah 24 is Thousand Lakes RV Park, P.O. Box 750070, Torrey, UT 84775 (www.thousandlakesrvpark.com; tel. 800/355-8995 for reservations, or 435/425-3500). In addition to the usual amenities, this campground offers good views of surrounding rock formations, some shade trees, and Wi-Fi. RV sites are gravel; tent sites are grass. The campground also has a convenience store, a coin-op laundry, horseshoes, an outdoor heated pool, and barbecues. The campground has several cabins, some of which involve a walk to the bathhouse, and some deluxe cabins with private bathrooms, one of which sleeps six and has a kitchen and bathroom. Cabin rates range from $35 to $95 double. In addition, from May through early October, Western dinners are offered Monday through Friday and some Saturdays ($15-$23 adults, $8-$10 children 12 and younger), and 4*4 rentals are available at $95 to $125 per day.

Those looking to be in the National Forest will find Single Tree Campground, on Utah 12 about 16 miles south of Torrey. There is a large forest trees among the sites and all of the sites are paved. 

Best Bet For Showers:

1) Chuck Wagon General Store, 12 West Main St., 435-425-3288

Season: (March - October) 7am-10pm (shorter hours in shoulder season)

2) Thousand Lakes RV Park & Campground, 1110 West Highway 24, 435-425-3500

Season: (April - October) 8am-8pm

3) Sand Creek Hotel, RV Park, & Campground, 540 West Highway 24, 435-425-3577

Season: (March - November) 8am-6pm

4) Torrey Trading Post, 75 West Main St. (next to post office), 435-425-3716, 12pm-4pm

Moab: How to do Moab Better and Easier

Moab: How to do Moab Better and Easier

Moab Utah is the vacation mecca. You can experience unmatched recreation for almost any outdoor activity you enjoy within minutes of downtown Moab. A quick list of fun things to do in Moab includes world class mountain biking, hiking to see loads of arches, boating the Colorado River, exploring Canyon Land and Arches National Parks, exploring world renowned jeep trails in a rental jeep or atv, and rock climbing for all abilities. Moab is a destination that offers so many high quality experiences that you will have to go back again and again. A great resource for learning more about Moab, Utah is Discover Moab

Since there is a plethora of information about Moab and the things you can do there. We wanted to focus on a couple points that will make your trip to Moab better and easier so that you can have the best possible trip in your campervan rental from Salt Lake. The first insider tip to make your trip special is to stop at Fifth Water Hot Springs either on your way to or from Moab. Fifth Water Hot Spring is a gorgeous hot spring that flow into Diamond Fork Creek. It has several pools with varying temperatures, a waterfall, and beautiful scenery, especially in the fall when the colors are changing. It is an easy 2.5 mile hike to the hot springs on a wide trail. It is a great break in your traveling because the trail head for the hotspring is just 15 minutes down Diamond Fork Road from Highway 89 which you drive to get from Salt Lake to Moab.

 Fifth Water Hot Springs is a popular spot among locals.

Fifth Water Hot Springs is a popular spot among locals.

Once you reach Moab you get to decide where to camp. While there are loads of options for camping it can be a little unclear where those options are and what they are like if you have not spent much time in Moab. The easiest camping option is to pull your campervan rental into an RV park with bathrooms and other amenities. Click the link here to see a map of all the RV parks near Moab. A second option is to camp at a developed BLM campground. These usually have a communal bathroom as well as flat spots to park, a picnic bench, and a fire ring. You can see a map of the developed BLM campgrounds here. They usually cost about $15 per night. Another very popular camping spot is Sand Flats Recreation Area where the Slick Rock mountain bike trail is located. This campground has the same amenities as BLM developed campgrounds. The final option is to find a spot to camp for free on BLM or Forest Service land outside of Moab. These campsites can be a little more difficult to find and more difficult to get to. Always remember to be gentle and take care of your campervan rental, especially when you are trying to find the perfect campsite. When camping on undeveloped public land, also known as primitive camping, be sure to only camp in previously established campsites away from sensitive areas like riparian zones or washes. The National Geographic Moab North map is a great help in finding primitive camping spots and general navigation around Moab. Some spots to look for primitive camping can be found by turning off of Highway 191 onto established dirt roads such as BLM 378 road to Willow Springs, Dalton Well Road, and Mill Canyon Road to name a few. Wherever you camp be sure to leave the place better than you found it.

 The view from Dalton Well Road camping looking toward Monitor and Merimac can be very nice.

The view from Dalton Well Road camping looking toward Monitor and Merimac can be very nice.

If you have any questions or want help planning your campervan rental trip to Moab give us a call or shoot us an email. If you are ready for a great trip click here to make your reservation now. 

San Rafeal Swell: Utah's Overlooked Oasis

San Rafeal Swell: Utah's Overlooked Oasis

Utah is full of hidden gems waiting to be found by you in your campervan rental. The San Rafael Swell is one of them. The San Rafael Swell is a large geographic uplift on the eastern side of central Utah only about 3 hours from Salt Lake City. It a vast expanse with minimal development. It is a great place to get away. It is packed with hidden treasures of ancient rock art, gorgeous views, and unique geology including slot canyons and hoodoos.  There are no gas stations and limited cell phone service so plan ahead for an excellent adventure. Wandervans recommends bringing a good map like this one from National Geographic to help you navigate. 

One of the best known points of interest in the swell is The Wedge which is also known as the "Little Grand Canyon." I was expecting it to be a bit overrated given how much people talked about it. However, when I saw it in person I was taken aback by how impressive it truly was. There are campsites along the overlook as well as along the road leading to the overlook. There are primitive campsites throughout the swell. Please be sure to always leave your site better than you found it. 

 The Wedge Overlook is an impressive feat of erosion that you can reach with your campervan rental from Wandervans in Salt Lake.

The Wedge Overlook is an impressive feat of erosion that you can reach with your campervan rental from Wandervans in Salt Lake.

The San Rafael Swell is full of signs of human history including many ancient petroglyphs and pictographs throughout the swell that were left long ago by many different groups including the Freemonts, Utes, and pioneers.  Many of the art pieces are well marked along main roads where you can see them up close with only a little effort. There are also historical ruins and structures through out the swell such as the swinging bridge built in 1937 by the Civilian Conservation Corp. When it was built it was the only bridge over the river and opened up a world of opportunity for Utahans including ranchers.

 The swinging bridge can no longer hold the weight of a campervan but you can still walk on the bridge and feel it swing under your feet.

The swinging bridge can no longer hold the weight of a campervan but you can still walk on the bridge and feel it swing under your feet.

There are also many slot canyons throughout the swell. It is important to be prepared when exploring these canyons as desert travel can be dangerous and you are not likely to see many other people if you see any at all. Two good resources for researching slot canyons in the area are Visit Utah and The American Southwest

Goblin Valley State Park encompasses a small piece of the San Rafael Swell. It is much less visited than places like Arches National Park or Canyon Lands National Park which are both within a couple hour drive of the swell. It is an alien landscape the highlight of which are the hoodoos created by erosion. Goblin Valley State Park is unique in many ways. The most memorable of which is the exploration opportunities. While there are trails that most anyone can hike that wind through the hoodoos what makes Goblin Valley State Park unique is the open country policy. Visitors are welcomed to travel off trail to explore the landscape so long as they are conscious to not harm the hoodoos. This can be a wondrous, unforgettable experience especially for children. Goblin Valley State Park also has 7 miles of beginner mountain bike trails, a disc golf course, and is certified as one of the darkest night skies on earth which lets you see more stars than almost anywhere else on earth.

 Goblin Valley State Park homes very unique erosion that you can explore off trail.

Goblin Valley State Park homes very unique erosion that you can explore off trail.

A large part of San Rafael Swell's charm is the lack of specific places to go. It is a vast, unique landscape that provides visitors with endless options to create a one of a kind trip each time they visit. Feel free to contact us with any questions you have about the San Rafael Swell. You can make your reservation here now.

Make More of your Journey to Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks

Recommended Stay: 3-7 days

Distance from Salt Lake: 308 miles / Drive Time: about 5 hours

Trip Cost Estimate: $550-$1220

While Zion and Bryce National Parks are both well known national parks that attract thousands of visitors a year the special places along the route to them often get over looked. This post will give you some ideas of places to see along the routes to and from Zion and Bryce to make your trip even more memorable.

The first natural point of interest worth pointing out as you head south from Salt Lake City in your campervan rental is the Nebo Loop Scenic Byway. This gorgeous addition to your drive starts in Payson, Utah and connects back on to Interstate 15 in Nephi, Utah. The Nebo Loop Scenic Byway is a seasonally open, meandering road that provides access to camping, hiking, and spectacular views. The most famous overlook along the byway is Devil's Kitchen. Devil's Kitchen features erosion similar to Bryce National Park and is surrounded by beautiful conifers.

As you continue south on I-15 the next natural point of interest is Meadow Hot Springs located just southwest of Meadow, Utah. This hot springs has several pools that you can drive very close to. One swimming hole is full of colorful non-native fish that people have put in the pool. The primary swimming hole is about fifteen feet long by twenty feet wide and gets about ten feet deep. While the pools are not scalding hot the main pool will keep you warm while it is cold outside.

 An old dog enjoyed taking break from the campervan rental at Meadow Hot Springs on our way home to Salt Lake.

An old dog enjoyed taking break from the campervan rental at Meadow Hot Springs on our way home to Salt Lake.

About an hour and a half south of Meadow, Utah is Kanaraville Falls. Kanarraville Falls is a spectacular slot canyon hike. It is a moderately difficult 5 miles round trip hike. The fall is in a tight canyon where an old tree tacked with 2x4 rungs that lets you climb to the top of the fall. This is a very popular hike. The only places you are allowed to park near the trailhead cost $10 so bring some cash to support the local community and maintain the trail. After your hike it is a short jaunt over to Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park.

On your way back to Salt Lake you may want to stop at one more hot spring to relax after all your hiking. North of Bryce Canyon close to your route back to Salt Lake is Mystic Hot Springs.  Mystic Hot Springs is a developed attraction that has hot springs, camping, and often hosts small music festivals. If you are ready to return your campervan rental to Salt Lake after your time here Salt Lake is a hop, skip, and jump north.

If you have any questions or want help planning a trip like this please contact us. If you are ready to reserve your campervan rental from Salt Lake City click here.

Spring in Southern Utah

Utah's location and geography offer a huge range of activities that change through out the year. In the spring with a campervan rental from Salt Lake City you can do everything from hike in Zion and Bryce National Parks, mountain bike Zen trail in St. George, or have the desert to yourself in Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument. Spring is a great time to escape the cold of Salt Lake to relax with an easy to use campervan in the warmer temperatures of southern Utah. Around St. George for example highs regularly reach the 60's and low 70's in March. Later on in the summer those temperatures can can get well above 90 degrees which make the spring and fall the best time to enjoy southern Utah. Some places to keep on your radar when planning your southern Utah vacation include Nebo Loop Scenic Drive, Kannaraville Falls, Bloomington Cave, Sand Hollow State Park, Gooseberry Mesa, Bryce National Park, Zion National Park, Grand Staircase - Escalante National Park, Red Cliffs National Conservation Area, Capital Reef, Moab, Arches Nation Park, Mystic Hot Springs, Meadow Hot Springs, just to get you started. We will continue to post more details about each of these locations so keep an eye on Wandervans and our Salt Lake Blog.

 Meadow Hot Springs is a great stop off I-15 on your way to exploring southern Utah.

Meadow Hot Springs is a great stop off I-15 on your way to exploring southern Utah.

Welcome Salt Lake City

Welcome Salt Lake City

We are proud to announce we will be providing rentals in Salt Lake City starting on March 1st.

Please standby as we add content. You can now make a reservation for Salt Lake City by visiting our reservation page.

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Wandervans