Stargazing While Glamping




Stargazing While Glamping

Under Canvas, Lake Powell Glamping (Utah) 

Under Canvas Lake Powell - Grand Staircase is a unique glamping experience near the shores of Lake Powell and the dramatic landscape of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Located near Big Water, Utah, close to the Arizona border, this site provides a blend of outdoor adventure and luxury, set amidst breathtaking natural beauty. 


Choose from various types of safari-inspired tents, each designed to provide a comfortable and luxurious camping experience:

Safari Tent: with a king-size bed or twin beds, wood-burning stove, and private deck.

Deluxe Tent: includes a private bathroom, king-size bed, wood-burning stove, and private deck.

Stargazer Tent: with a viewing window above the bed for stargazing, private bathroom, and wood-burning stove.

Suite Tent: spacious with a lounge area, private bathroom, wood-burning stove, and deck. Some have adjacent kids’ tents.

Suite with Kids Tent: ideal for families, includes a private bathroom, wood-burning stove, and separate tent for children.


On-Site Dining: enjoy meals made from locally-sourced ingredients in the communal dining area. 

    Breakfast: typically served at the main tent, breakfast includes coffee, tea, juices,     pastries, fruits, and hot items like eggs and bacon.

    Lunch & Dinner: the menu includes a variety of dishes, from hearty salads and     sandwiches to grilled meats and vegetarian options.

    Packed Meals: for guests planning to spend the day exploring, Under Canvas offers     packed meals that can be pre-ordered.

    Nearby Dining: if you prefer to explore local dining options, Page, AZ, is a short     drive away and offers a variety of restaurants and cafes.

    Grocery Stores: if you prefer to bring your own food, there are grocery stores in     Page where you can purchase supplies.

Fire Pit and S'mores: a nightly fire pit with complimentary s’mores.

On-Site Activities: yoga sessions and guided hiking tours.

Comforts: hot showers, flushing toilets, plush bedding, and daily housekeeping.


Kayaking and Paddleboarding: on scenic Lake Powell.

Hiking: trails in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

Canyoneering: guided tours are available.

Boating: rentals and tours on Lake Powell.

Stargazing: clear night skies offer excellent opportunities for stargazing.

Nearby Attractions

Lake Powell: renowned for its boating, fishing, and water sports.

Antelope Canyon: a famous slot canyon known for its stunning rock formations.

Horseshoe Bend: an iconic viewpoint over the Colorado River.

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument: with vast landscapes and numerous trails.


Prices for the tents vary depending on the season and tent type, typically ranging from $200 to $500 per night. For booking and additional details, you can visit the official Under Canvas website for Lake Powell - Grand Staircase: Under Canvas Lake Powell.

Stargazing Experience

Clear Night Skies: this remote location near Lake Powell and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument has minimal light pollution, making it ideal for stargazing.

Nightly Campfire: provides an opportunity to sit under the stars and enjoy the night sky.

Guided Stargazing: some nights might include guided stargazing sessions where experts point out constellations, planets, and other celestial objects.

Why It’s Ideal for Stargazing

Location: positioned away from major urban centers, the site offers a clear, unobstructed view of the sky.

Elevation: the elevation of the area helps reduce atmospheric interference, providing clearer views of celestial objects.

Weather: typically clear and dry weather conditions enhance visibility.

Stargazing at Under Canvas Lake Powell is one of the highlights of the glamping experience, making it a perfect destination for those who appreciate the beauty of the night sky.

How to get to Under Canvas Lake Powell:

By Air

Page Municipal Airport (PGA): the closest airport, located about 20 miles away from Under Canvas Lake Powell, has limited flights, primarily connecting through Phoenix, Arizona.

Flagstaff Pulliam Airport (FLG): approximately 2.5 hours away, offering more flight options with connections from major cities.

St. George Regional Airport (SGU): 2.5 to 3 hours away (150 miles). Flights connect through cities like Denver, Salt Lake City, and Phoenix.

Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS): about 4.5 hours away, offering a wide range of domestic and international flights.

By Car

Driving Directions from Major Airports:

From Page Municipal Airport (PGA): take US-89 South for about 15 miles. Under Canvas Lake Powell will be on your left.

From Flagstaff Pulliam Airport (FLG): take I-40 East to US-89 North. Follow US-89 North for approximately 120 miles to reach the site.

From St. George Regional Airport (SGU): take UT-9 East to US-89 South. Continue on US-89 South for about 160 miles.

From Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS): take I-15 North to UT-9 East, then US-89 South. The drive is about 270 miles.

Additional Information

Car Rentals are available at all major airports mentioned above.

Navigation: using GPS or a navigation app, input "Under Canvas Lake Powell, 555 US-89, Kanab, UT 84741" for precise directions.

Tips for the Journey

Check: weather conditions as the region can experience sudden changes.

Fuel: ensure your vehicle has enough fuel as services may be sparse in remote areas.

Pack Essentials: bring snacks, water, and emergency supplies, especially if traveling from farther airports like Las Vegas.

Follow these directions and tips to help you reach Under Canvas Lake Powell smoothly, setting the stage for a memorable glamping experience.


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