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Glamping Boom In Utah Brings Hurdles, Local Group Complains

Several glamping sites have recently opened in Utah’s famous national parks, and many more are coming soon, a report said.

In March of this year, Open Sky opened its luxurious tents for camping enthusiasts in the Zion area. The cost for guests is from $300 to $700 for a night. AutoCamp Airstream, a motel service, plans to enter the Zion camping scene in 2022, offering more affordable options, which will cost around $300 per night.

Glamping is experiencing the best of nature in extravagance and luxury.

Glamping is gaining popularity. However, reviews are divided. The Under Canvas location proposed close to Moab has generated controversy and an online petition is now opposing the idea.

The petition says, “We demand that Under Canvas and SITLA pull out of their lease agreement at Looking Glass Rock area, and stop all plans of developing the area, keeping it in its natural state for all to continue to enjoy for generations to come.”

The petition has gathered more than 2,700 signatures voicing opposition to the site’s proposed location that will comprise 75 tents with individual bathrooms, heating, and an enclave restaurant with a lobby.

Bygnal Dutson, Open Sky founder, commented on the necessity of environmentally sustainable practices for the Glamping sector.

​”Each of us has the responsibility to be good stewards. When vising nature, you have to do things the right way,” he says. “For us, that means not going in with cheap systems and not cutting corners when it comes to sanitation, sewage, and other sustainability measures.”

In spite of the controversy, the glamping market has been growing in popularity each day. Glamping has encouraged many people to explore nature, some of whom may not have thought of it.

Glamping is a popular way to draw visitors to Utah’s famed national parks, and the economy of Utah will surely benefit. “Travel and tourism is one of Utah’s top ten industries, supporting one in 11 Utah jobs and generating over a billion dollars in state and local tax revenue annually,” reads the Gardner Institute’s research on Utah’s travel industry.

In response to concerns of crowding caused by an increase in tourism in Grand County, Moab Mayor Emily Niehaus says it’s a beneficial issue to have especially when you’re recovering from a pandemic.

“It’s a good problem, but it’s still a problem,” Niehaus says.

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