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Rent camping and backpacking gear - Canyonlands National Park

Updated: Aug 25, 2023

Renting camping and backpacking gear for Canyonlands National Park trips from Las Vegas is easy and affordable. Forget about the lodges and hotels! There's no better way to escape civilization than by losing oneself in nature. Imagine how amazing the Milky Way will look from your tent while camping under the stars. Now you can save space in your luggage and simply rent outdoor gear for Canyonlands National Park and the rest of your Southwest adventure.

person sitting at cliff edge watching desert canyon views
Canyonlands National Park from Island in the Sky

Check out our suggestions of things to do and places to stay in or near Canyonlands National Park.

Rental camping and backpacking gear for Canyonlands National Park

Browse our rental camp packages and/or supplement your camping and backpacking gear with individual outdoor rental items. You can hire tents, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, camping lanterns, camp furniture, coolers and other camp kitchen gear - anything you need for a wonderful outdoor experience at Canyonlands National Park.

Specifically for Canyonlands National Park, we recommend getting a 3-season sleeping bag for the greater part of the year. Even in summer, though the sun may blaze down on you during the day, nights could get deceivingly cold. Check the weather forecast prior to heading out. If temperatures fall to below 50°F, opt for a warmer sleeping bag or consider investing in a sleeping bag liner. In winter, if temperatures fall below 30°F, rent a winter sleeping bag. All of our rental sleeping pads are insulated for all season use.

You should also consider supplementing your rental items with a water jug. There's no running water in the campgrounds around Canyonlands. The only place to fill up on potable water is at the visitor center.

If you're backpacking, be aware that water sources are scarce and plan accordingly. Browse through our rental backpacking packages to see the lightweight items that we rent for backpacking in Canyonlands National Park.

Reserve your rental outdoor gear for Canyonlands National Park through our website and pick up your items in our convenient location near Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas. Ending your trip in a different city? We offer one-way return shipping for most of our items!

Practical information for camping at Canyonlands National Park

First and foremost, check our suggestions of things to do and places to stay in or near Canyonlands National Park. Aside from that, here are a few more important things to know when staying overnight in Canyonlands:

  • The Green and Colorado Rivers divide Canyonlands National Park into separate districts that are not connected by roads or trails. Island in the Sky, just a few miles from Arches National Park and the town of Moab, is the most visited section of the park. The Needles District to the south is a bit more remote, but close enough to civilization to feel safe. The Maze, on the other hand, to the west, is only accessible via dirt roads and is therefore very isolated.

  • You'll find potable water only at the visitor centers. Even streams in the backcountry, few and far between, could be dry and are unreliable. If you're camping or backpacking in the park, fill up a water jug with at least 4 liters of water per person per day.

  • The weather always surprises. During most of the year, excluding summer, prepare for a much colder night than you think. Being a true desert environment, day and nighttime temperatures vary dramatically. Of course, June, July, and August could get unbearably hot - plan accordingly.

  • Canyonlands National Park is far from international airports! It's 4 hours from Salt Lake City and nearly 6 hours from Denver. But the most convenient international airport to Canyonlands National Park is Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas. Though it takes about 7 hours to drive directly to any park entrance, most people make a multi-day road trip out of it and stop at Zion, Bryce, and Capitol Reef National Parks before reaching Canyonlands.

view of desert canyons and dirt road along a cliff edge
View of White Rim Trail from Island in the Sky - Canyonlands National Park


Canyonlands National Park is an amazing place to camp! Take a minute to browse through our rental gear inventory and decide for yourself whether to bring your own gear from home, supplement your personal items, or rent complete camping packages from us.

Feel free to contact us should you need more information about renting gear for camping and/or backpacking in or around Canyonlands National Park or any other location in the American Southwest.

We look forward to seeing you on the trail!


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