Moon Utah Camping

The Complete Guide to Tent and RV Camping

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Second Edition, April 2009
Pages: 352

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Price: $19.99 USD
ISBN: 9781598801958


Outdoor photographer Mike Matson uses his experience as a Salt Lake City local to capture the adventures of camping in Utah, from remote and primitive sites where dinosaur bones lay half unearthed to the “promised land” of Zion National Park. Matson is a relentless tour guide, covering every known campsite in Utah with itineraries such as Best Alpine Camping, Best Desert Camping, Best Off-Season Camping and Best Romantic Camping. Moon Utah Camping is packed with information on national forests and parks, recreation areas, Native American land and backcountry sites. Complete with details on what to pack, what to wear, reservations and fees, and the best camping facilities, Moon Utah Camping gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable camping experience.


What’s inside Moon Utah Camping

Enjoy the very best of Utah Camping with these itineraries:
    • Best Escapes from Salt Lake City
    • Best for Families
    • Best Free Camping
    • Best for Hiking
    • Best for Mountain Biking
    • Best for Nature Photography
    • Best Public RV Campground
    • Best for Rock Art and ruins
    • Best for Wildflowers
    • Best for Wildlife
Discover the best camping spots in:
    • Great Salt Lake and Northern Utah
    • Great Basin and Western Utah
    • Wasatch Range and Central Utah
    • Dinosaurland and Northeastern Utah
    • Red Rocks and Eastern Utah
    • Canyon Country and Southern Utah

Adventure is the guiding force in the life of outdoors writer and photographer Mike Matson. Whether he’s sweating his way up a sandstone tower in the southern Utah desert or pursuing a new line in the backcountry on his skis, you can expect to find Mike in Utah’s outdoor playground year-round. Mike finds Utah’s natural diversity astounding—from the snowcapped Wasatch Mountains above Salt Lake City to the twisted, barren rock landscape of the Colorado Plateau, the state offers a lifetime of adventure. Mike’s favorite ways to enjoy Utah include camping, hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, mountain biking, river running, canyoneering, skiing, and snowboarding.

Mike’s views and recommendations are formed from decades of experience working as a backcountry forest ranger, a whitewater river guide, and a professional writer/photographer. His writing and photography have been published in magazines, catalogs, calendars, and online. His work has appeared in Backpacker, Canoe and Kayak, National Geographic, Northwest Travel, and Washington Trails magazines. Mike lives in Salt Lake City with his wife, Sonja.