The Best Drive-In Camping
- Watchman Campground (Zion National Park): Located just inside the park's south entrance, Watchman Campground has well-spaced sites and lots of trees. In addition, this campground is near the park shuttle terminal, providing easy access to the popular upper Zion Canyon section of the park. And it even has electric hookups for RVs, a rarity in national parks.
The Best Backcountry Camping
- La Verkin Creek/Kolob Arch Trails (Zion National Park): You'll have to sign up in advance for one of the isolated campsites along this spectacularly scenic trail in the Kolob Canyons. The trail takes you through forests of conifers, cottonwoods, and box elders, past hanging gardens and a series of waterfalls. There is also a side trip to a view of Kolob Arch -- at over 300 feet wide, one of the largest natural arches in the world.