Overview: The cluster of white safari-style canvas tents that make up Moab Under Canvas look at home in Utah’s red rock desert, although the nomadic exterior doesn’t do justice to the luxury within. The 40-acre basecamp, seven miles north of Moab, consists of 38 tents, all with excellent views of Arches National Park to the east and the La Sals to the south. In the luxury safari tradition, the nicest tents contain king beds, dressers, chairs, wood stoves, showers, and toilets. All are walking distance to a communal fire pit.
Notable: Ride from the encampment to the popular Moab Brands Trails mountain bike system, or drive to nearby Canyonlands and Arches National Parks.
One Tip: Meals aren’t included, so hit up the Eklecticafe in Moab—famous for its eats as much as its funky décor and wares—before spending a day rafting on the Colorado River.
Stay Here If: You’re a Lawrence of Arabia fan.
Information: Rates start at $180 for a large, cabin-style Safari Tent. moabundercanvas.com —Frederick Reimers
From our Early Summer 2016 issue.