Mara Plains Camp

Located upon 196-acres of remote desert terrain, Under Canvas Zion lies just 20 miles from the entrance to Zion National Park and the charming town of Springdale. Operating under wide-open desert skies in Virgin, Utah, Under Canvas’ safari-inspired glamping destination is a haven of solitude in the American Southwest, surrounded by views of soaring sandstone cliffs and majestic red rock.

Experience the thrills around the epic landscape of Zion National Park with a package at Under Canvas Zion. After a day of adventuring, spend your nights relaxing at our on-site restaurant before retiring to your comfortable luxury tent with enough vacation memories to last a lifetime. This is your opportunity to enjoy Utah’s spectacular desert without giving up the comforts of home!

Safari Tent

The cabin-style Safari tents offer plush king size beds (or 3 twins)and a wood-burning stove to keep the tent warm at night. Community bathrooms with private stalls, which include hot showers, flushing toilets, and sinks are conveniently located. These tents can come with an adjacent ‘Hive’ with two or three twin beds. Great for families or friends traveling together.

Deluxe Tent

The Deluxe tent boasts a plush king size bed, a private ensuite bathroom with a shower, sink and flushing toilet. Enjoy the night stars on your private deck before retreating into your upscale tent kept warm by a wood-burning stove. Add on a Hive for more sleeping space for friends/family in an adorable pup tent.


Stargazer Tent
The Stargazer offers all the luxuries of the Deluxe Tent with a viewing window above the king bed. Enjoy a private ensuite bathroom, wood-burning stove and private deck. Perfect for couples looking for an elevated glamping trip. Comes with or without an adjacent Hive.



The most luxurious tent option offering all the amenities of our Deluxe tents with the added addition of a lounge area with a queen size sofa-bed. The Suite is ideal for couples or families looking for the ultimate glamping experience. A ‘Hive’ can be added for more space for another couple or family members.

Amidst sweeping canyon vistas, Zion National Park is ripe with adventure. With tranquil springs that feed hanging gardens, rivers that wind through narrowing slot canyons and warm sandstone cliffs that lure climbers and hikers to their base, Zion Wilderness offers unique outdoor experiences for everyone. The camp knows that organizing adventures for a vacation can be stressful so they’ve put together some avorite tours and adventures so you can leave the planning to them.


This is a multisport activity where everyone works together to hike, climb, swim, squeeze, rappel, support, laugh, cry, listen and be in a canyon created by nature. Half-day canyon trips will take place in dry canyons, full-day canyon trips will be in wet canyons. All canyoneering trips are located outside of Zion National Park.


Take in the scenery at walking pace with the same elements of adventure! Make your way onto the peaceful desert trails by foot with time to take it all in. Experience canyon walls and overlooks, explore rivers and waterfalls, catch the wildflowers or autumn tree colors at their peak, and savor the spectacular mountain views. Adventure away from the beaten path with our off-trail exclusive hiking routes, where you’ll spend the day encountering terrain only the locals can navigate.



Kayaking & Stand Up Paddle  Boarding

There’s nothing better on a hot summer day than to cool off meditatively paddling across a high mountain lake. Either way, the views are unique, the experience peaceful and exhilarating. We provide all the gear you’ll need. You bring your adventurous spirit. Beginners always welcome. This is great family fun!

Fly Fishing

Whether high mountain lake or a sinuous flowing river, we’ll outfit and guide you to an incredible day of fly fishing in the greater Zion area. Beginner and advanced anglers welcome. We’ll provide all the necessary gear or bring your own.

Rock Climbing

Private Jeep Tours

From Under Canvas Zion, we can explore the Outback or Mesa Vista sections of Zion. Combine both or explore a variety of other backroads in public lands surrounding Zion National Park. There is so much to access directly from our location; buckle up!


Horseback Riding

We’ve partnered with one of the top-rated horseback rides in the area. Join professional cowboys in an amazing ride right from our front desk tent! Explore the epic scenery and terrain right from the Under Canvas lobby! *Buddy seats available for small children.

UTV Tours

Drive your own UTV side-by-side in Southern Utah, the off-road enthusiast’s dream. Luckily, you don’t need to be an enthusiast to enjoy the beautiful southern Utah scenery and amazing trails. Your guide will bring you to exclusive places that are not accessible by foot or car!