“Glamping” is an understatement. This was one of the most peaceful and convenient camping experiences that I have ever had. My two crazy girlfriends were visiting from the Big Apple and I had to make sure they had a great time out in the desert (a place they don’t get to experience on a monthly occasion like myself). I looked into Moab Under Canvas (MUC) hoping we could leave the camping supplies and the roll of toilet paper at home. MUC is the perfect mix between camping and a hotel; otherwise known as glamping (glamorous camping). They have all the glamping essentials, note; coffee, tea, showers, bathrooms with toilet paper, sleeping bags, cots, tee pees and views. As you know, views are very important when camping.
And if that’s not enough, they have canvas huts that have king size beds and side tables that for all you 5 star-hotel lovers.
We arrived at MUC, located right off of US-191 about 10 minutes from the entrance of the Arches National Park and only about 3 minutes away from the road that takes you up to Canyonlands National Park. We were greeted in the check in hut by friendly locals that work there. In their free time they are biking, rock climbing, etc. so are they are the perfect people to ask for advice. We were led to our tee-pee, unpacked, changed into some warmer clothes and headed out to watch the sunset at Dead Horse Point. After enjoying the sunset with a bottle of wine and some cheese and crackers, we went back to MUC, slept for a few hours and woke up before the sun to catch the sunrise at Mesa Arch.
I would love to stay at Moab Under Canvas again in one of their larger huts and spend more time cooking and relaxing at the site! Until next time…