From Field Station to AutoCamp
A Moab to Zion Road Trip
The first outpost of Field Station, our newly launched sister brand of outdoor hotels, just opened in the red-rock playground of Moab, spectacularly situated outside both Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. With AutoCamp Zion just a scenic five-hour road trip away, now’s the time to join in the adventure by planning a visit to both of our Utah properties. On your drive, you’ll find stunning vistas and fascinating stops around every bend, making the journey almost as exciting as your destinations.
Start at our brand-new Field Station Moab, an all-in-one gear, food, and lodging experience for adventures and explorers. Post up at one of our van-life spots or book a hotel room (our bunk rooms sleep up to eight guests) with in-room bike storage and outdoors-inspired amenities. All guests receive access to Field Station provisions, including Little Station Coffee + Kitchen and Gear + Beer, our onsite biergarten (opening in late 2023).
Experience all the wonders of Moab, from its massive rock formations in Arches National Park to the mesas and buttes carved by the Green and Colorado Rivers. Then it’s time to start trekking the 300-plus miles southwest.
Your first stop is a 45-minute drive northwest to Sego Canyon, a well-preserved ghost town where you’ll find a plethora of prehistoric rock art dating as far back as 7,000 B.C. Explore the extraordinary ancient petroglyphs, then drive 45 minutes west to the man-made Crystal Geyser, one of only six cold-water geysers in the world. Bask in the beautiful display of orange and white travertine rock formations, which stand next to the east bank of the Green River.
Two and a half hours west, on I-70, you’ll find Mystic Hot Springs in Monroe, a resort and campground that feels like a throwback to the days of the flower child. Buy a soaking pass and relax in the natural pools of hot mineral water. Once you’ve cleared your head and dried your body, head an hour southwest to The Creamery in Beaver, Utah, to fuel up on a two-cheese grilled cheese sandwich and a scoop of bourbon-pecan ice cream.
A quick 50-minute drive south is your next stop: the Utah Shakespeare Festival. The Tony Award-winning theater, located on the campus of Southern Utah University, presents plays (we recommend buying tickets in advance) from Shakespeare and other noted playwrights every June through October. If you can, take in one of the bard’s classics staged on an outdoor replica of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.
From there, you’re just 45 minutes away from AutoCamp Zion, the newest member of the AutoCamp family, continuing our tradition of blending the all-American camping experience with the service and design of a boutique hotel. Complete your adventure by taking in the iconic red-rock landscape and the on-property Virgin River. Explore Zion National Park’s historic landmarks, including The Narrows and Angel’s Landing (though a hike Hidden Canyon is an AutoCamp favorite). After you take in those extraordinary sights, you’ll be ready to head back to AutoCamp Zion’s eatery The Kitchen (opening in June) for a double burger or cauliflower-crust pizza. Then retire to your Airstream, enjoying our luxury amenities surrounded by Utah’s natural beauty.