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Rent camping gear - Moab Utah

Renting camping gear for Moab road trips starting in 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 Moab and the rest of your Southwest adventure.

Check out our suggestions of things to do and places to stay in or near Moab, Utah.

Rental camping gear for Moab road trips

Browse our rental camp packages and/or supplement your camping 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 around Moab.

Specifically for the Moab area, 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 will 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 and the shoulder seasons, if temperatures fall below 30°F, rent a winter sleeping bag. All of our rental sleeping pads are insulated for all season use.

Reserve your rental outdoor gear for Moab trips 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 near Moab

First and foremost, check out our page about things to do and places to stay near Moab. Aside from that, here are a few more important things to know when staying overnight around Moab:

  • Moab is the gateway to all things outdoors. The town is popular with outdoor enthusiasts, and at times can feel crowded. This is the only town for miles, it has all the amenities of a small city, and it's very close to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. Everybody goes here, and for good reason!

  • You've got LOTS of campground options, but the best and most popular are primitive first-come first-serve campsites along the Colorado River. Get there early to get a spot.

  • There is no water in the campgrounds outside of the town boundaries, so you should fill up a water jug in town. Make sure you have at least 4 liters of water per person per day.

  • The entrance to Arches National Park is only a few miles from the town of Moab, and Canyonlands is only a few scenic miles after that.

  • 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 - you might want to consider setting up camp by the Colorado River outside of the park.

  • Moab 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 Moab is Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas. Though it takes about 7 hours to drive there, most people make a multi-day road trip out of it and stop at Zion, Bryce, and Capitol Reef National Parks before reaching Moab.

arches in desert red cliffs under blue skies above green bushes
Double Arch - Arches National Park


Moab is surrounded by amazing places 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 Moab or any other location in the American Southwest.

We look forward to seeing you on the trail!


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