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There’s no better way to discover the rugged beauty of Utah than with a RV rental.

Hire your RV out of Salt Lake City or drive in from interstate and explore a state home to National Parks of epic proportions and out of this world scenery, Utah is a unique road-trip adventure like no other. If it’s on your list to visit, and we strongly recommend it should be, you can cover just a few of the iconic landmarks or immerse yourself for a couple of weeks and cover all the Mighty 5 parks and more.

At DriveNow we help travellers compare vehicles and pricing to find the best available deal on a RV rental in Utah with pick up from Salt Lake City as well as other locations across the US. Being located between Nevada and Colorado, both with popular pick-up points in Las Vegas and Denver, Utah is a sought-after destination for those hiring RV vehicles and looking to explore and experience the great outdoors and stunning scenery.

The two main rental providers of RV vehicles in Salt Lake City are Cruise America and El Monte. Both are synonymous with offering a wide range of vehicles sleeping up to 7 travellers and providing features such as fully equipped bathrooms, kitchens, shared living space and much more.

Escape Campervans offer travellers in Utah bare essential campervans sleeping up to 5, equipped with everything you need and all encased in campervans painted with uniquely designed artwork that definitely stands out from the crowd. This is an ideal option for those travelling on a budget in Utah or not wanting to incur the added expense that full sized RVs bring and yet still experience a high-quality vehicle and escape to the great outdoors.

Our rates come directly from the suppliers and we ensure that they are the cheapest available. We offer an objective and bias-free comparison service to help travellers make an informed choice when it comes to hiring an RV in Salt lake City or elsewhere in North America. Our booking service is absolutely free with no administration or booking charges so you are assured of getting the best available deal on the vehicle of choice. And if you do find a cheaper like for like offer with the same travel dates, vehicle and supplier we’ll beat it by 10%.

An important difference to note when hiring a RV in the US is that unlike other countries the price of the vehicle rental can appear at first sight to be very low. But it only covers the rental of the vehicle itself including standard insurance, taxes and any one-way fees. You need to select other important modules for your road trip. When making your booking open the Price Details view which will list the additional services available from your chosen RV provider. It's a good idea to pre-book some of these and whilst each provider has different inclusions these typically include:

  • Mileage Packs
  • Excess Insurance Reduction options
  • Bedding Packs (Personal Kits)
  • Kitchen Packs or "Vehicle Provisioning Kits"
  • Shuttle Transfers to/from RV Depot
  • Morning Priority Departure
  • Early Bird Departure Specials - designated hotel pick-up and early/late vehicle pick-up and drop-off
  • Generator use – when not using a Camp Ground Powered site
  • Miscellaneous rental items – GPS Navigation, coffee machine, toaster, folding chair etc

Mileage packs are likely the most important option to look at as they are cheaper to pre-purchase, although there is no refund on unused mileage.

Also listed will be any specials or discount options that you can apply to your booking.

Whatever your RV rental requirements for a road holiday into Utah, DriveNow allows you to quickly and easily compare, review and book the vehicle that best meets your needs.

Why hire a RV for your trip to Utah through DriveNow?

  • Experience - We have been helping thousands of travellers find the best deals on RV, Motorhome and campervan rental in the US and elsewhere around the world since 2003.
  • Objective - We objectively compare rates and vehicles without favour for any particular Utah rental supplier
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FAQs on renting a RV in Salt Lake City

When's the best time to rent a RV in Utah?

June through to August is peak tourist season for Utah however travelling either side of these months in Spring and Autumn/Fall can be equally rewarding.

How warm does it get during the summer in Utah?

Summer day time temperatures peak at around 35°C (95°F) whilst late spring (May) maxes at 21°C (71°F) and September 25°C (77°F).

How much does a RV cost to hire in Salt Lake City?

This will depend on the time of year and size of vehicle. A 4-berth vehicle might set you back around US$175 a day in spring rising to US$340 at the height of summer.

What size of RV or Campervans can I rent in Utah?

Vehicle accommodation ranges from 2 through to 7 berths and comes in varying travelling styles from budget campers with all the essentials through to luxuriously appointed and spacious RVs.

Are RV rentals in Utah equipped with toilet and shower facilities?

Yes though this is not the case for smaller campervan vehicles for which solar showers are available to hire as an optional inclusion.

Is everything included in the listed price?

No. The US operates a different pricing model for RV rentals. The listed price is the vehicle rental and that’s it. Mileage packs, insurance and other living packs (kitchen, bedding etc) are required optional additions.

Can I hire a RV in Salt Lake City and drop off at another location?

Yes. This is a common practise..

Planning your RV Road Holiday in Utah

Planning

For road tripping and particularly in a Motorhome or RV the things that are most important to plan for and remember are:

  • Choosing the right time of year to travel, think about your interests and take into consideration your stamina, fitness.
  • How much time? Download the Visit Utah Travel guide for ideas on how long you need.
  • What size vehicle do you need, research our site to see the layouts and decide what size, and price meet your budget.
  • Pre-book your flights, vehicle, campgrounds and any pre and post accommodation. This is particularly import if you plan to visit during the summer months.

Bryce Canyon Hoodoo’s in winter (Source: Barthez Olivier - Courtesy of Utah office of Tourism)

Road-trip in winter/shoulder season

If you can only travel during the southern hemisphere school holidays of December and January, it doesn’t mean you can’t do a Utah road-trip, it just means you need to plan well, pack your thermals, and stay flexible to change direction.

The reality is there is so much to see and do in the Mighty 5 area of Utah that you just need to choose the areas that are accessible while you are there. Bryce Canyon’s Amphitheatre is spectacular with a dusting of snow and the trail is still walkable. Arches NP and Canyonlands are also very winter friendly. Motorhomes and RV’s have heating so you will be toasty at night, and you will have the added advantage of missing the crowds. The winter night sky will blow your mind.

National Parks Pass

When you’re travelling to multiple National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands the most economical way to enter is to buy an Annual U.S. Park Pass. It’s US$80 and you can use it across the US for 12 months.

Visiting Utah's Mighty 5 National Parks in your RV

The Mighty 5

You will hear reference to the Mighty 5 National Parks a lot while planning and travelling in Utah. And you will probably want to visit all of them. The good thing is that they are all in southern Utah and it’s easy to plan an itinerary that will allow you to visit them all without there being long travel days between them. These parks will all be very cold in December, January and February and some will be snowy. Conversely in July it will be very hot and even in the summer months the evenings will be cool regardless of the daytime temperature. Ensure sure you pack for all weather conditions, although rain might not be on the cards.

  • Zion National Park - America’s most NP. Great hiking trails, Angels Landing, Zion Canyon Overlook, The Narrows, Emerald Pool, and The Watchman are most popular. It can be very busy.
  • Bryce Canyon National Park – famous for its hoodoo rock formations and step slot canyons. The Bryce Amphitheatre is an awe inspiring experience.
  • Capital Reef National Park - one of the internationally acclaimed "dark sky parks", great family hikes, and one of the best places to see ancient Puebloan petroglyphs.
  • Canyonlands National Park – is a vast park stretch from its famous Island in the Sky in the north of the park to The Needles in the south. Filled with an array of moderate ranked walks to take in the colossal Mesas spires and arches
  • Arches National Park – gives you a little bit of all the above in a smaller park with easy access from Moab. It offers a 70km scenic round trip drive from Moab and whilst it will take you all day to meander the roads it will give your legs a rest.

Shuttle buses – you will find you can park your vehicle in central parking lots (usually near the Visitor’s Centre) at most parks and take a shuttle bus to lookouts and hiking trails. This will save you time in queues, waiting to park and leaves a smaller carbon footprint.

The Trail of the Ancient Scenic Byways

The Scenic Byway and Monument Valley are a must drive destination (Source: Travellers Autobarn)

The Utah section of this Scenic Byway (Routes 163/191) that traverses the Colorado Plateau, from Colorado to Arizona is in entirety 770kms long. The Utah section encorporates Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Bear Ears National Monument, Natural Bridges National Monument, and Goosenecks State Park as its star attractions.

Glen Canyon and Lake Powell

These are part of a National Recreation Area, which is in great contrast to much of the rest of the state. Offering water views and water-based activities. Lake Powell is the second largest man-made lake in the US.

The Scenic Byway and Monument Valley are a must drive destination (Source: Matt Morgan - courtesy of Utah office of Tourism)

Cities and Towns

Whilst sparsely populated and with few major cities or large towns what Utah lacks in numbers it makes up with character.

Salt Lake City – the capital and largest city with a population of around 200,000. It has both culture and heritage as well as restaurants, cafes, craft breweries, live music, the Sundance film festival and Museums celebrating the state's pioneers, natural history, and snow sports. Check to see if the Mormon Tabernacle Choir is performing during your visit, well worth attending. Salt Lake City is the gateway to the snow fields of Park City, the venue for the 2002 Winter Olympics.

Skyline view of Salt Lake City (Source: Jay Dash - courtesy of Utah office of Tourism)

Moab – is a small town of only 5000 people but it’s well set up to give you a great time with good food, a good drink and excellent local arts and crafts. You will get to know it quite well as you need to base yourself here for Canyonlands NP and Arches NP. Make sure you have a site booked, try the KOA park first.

Kanab – another small town with all the trimmings for tourists. You can base yourself in Kanab for Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks. Kanab is known as the Hollywood of the west. The Dark Sky RV Campground is just 11kms outside Kanab and as the name would suggest is a great evening experience.

Springdale – is the gateway town to Zion NP. Even if you don’t stay in Springdale, you will probably park your Motorhome/RV here to access the shuttle buses into the park.

Bluff – between two sandstone bluffs is the artist colony of Bluff on the site of the historic Bluff Fort. Part of the Trail of the Ancient Scenic Byways. Stay at Cadillac Ranch RV Park