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Rent Your Camper Van from Escape Campervans (Salt Lake City, Utah)
Tucked between the Great Salt Lake and the snow-capped peaks of the Wasatch Range, Salt Lake City is the ultimate launching pad for your campervan adventure. With Escape Campervans, you can explore Utah’s diverse landscapes, from its world-renowned national parks to its scenic byways. Here’s your guide to setting off on your Utah road trip with a campervan from Salt Lake City.
Our Salt Lake City Rental Location
968 W Colmar Ave. Salt Lake City, Utah 84104 USA
Located within a 15-minute drive of Salt Lake City International Airport, our rental site is your gateway to a world of adventure. With easy access to Interstate 15 and Interstate 80, you can begin your journey to destinations like Moab, Zion National Park, and the Bonneville Salt Flats effortlessly.
How to Get to Escape Campervans from Salt Lake City International Airport
Getting to our Salt Lake City hub is a cinch with multiple transport options:
Uber or Lyft: Once you arrive and collect your luggage, head to the designated rideshare pickup areas. Simply book a ride on your app, and you’ll be at our location in about 15 minutes. For the most up-to-date information, consult the Salt Lake City airport website.
Taxi: Taxis are readily available at the airport and offer a quick way to get to our Salt Lake City location. Pickup locations can also be found on the SLC airport website.
Public Transport: If you’re on a budget, the TRAX light rail system offers a cost-effective though not particularly direct option. You can expect to reach our destination via public transit in roughly one hour’s time.
Camper Vans Available for Reservation in Salt Lake City, UT
Looking for the next level in campervan comfort and versatility? The Del Mar is the upgraded sibling of our popular Big Sur model. Ideal for families, groups of friends, or any adventurous soul, the Del Mar is your ticket to a dream road trip. Here’s what makes it special:
A queen-sized bed and an additional interior double bed, making room for up to 5 sleepers.
A kitchen outfitted with a 2-burner propane stove, a dual-powered refrigerator, and a 5-gallon water tank plus sink.
Extra storage spaces, including drawers and compartments, to stow away your essentials and finds along the journey.
The ability to stand inside the camper, adding a whole new level of comfort.
Tech-savvy additions like USB ports and Bluetooth capabilities to keep you connected.
An average fuel efficiency of 14-17 mpg, so you can focus more on the adventure and less on the fuel gauge.
Traveling with a bigger crew or a family that needs a little extra room? Say hello to Big Sur, the expanded, tricked-out sibling to our beloved Mavericks model. Perfect for those who never want to compromise on space or amenities, Big Sur is about two feet longer than the Mavericks, allowing you to keep the ear bucket seats up even when the bed is down – ideal for families with car seats. When traveling in the Big Sur, you’ll have the following at your disposal.
A queen-sized bed that promises sound sleep under the stars.
Advanced kitchen facilities featuring a 2-burner propane stove, a dual-powered refrigerator, and a sink with a 5-gallon water tank.
Additional drawers and compartments underneath the back benches, offering extra storage and organization.
Aux and Bluetooth capabilities, allowing you to curate the soundtrack for your adventure.
Optional rooftop sleeper accommodations.
Fuel efficiency of 14-17 mpg.
Craving a cozy, intimate road trip with all the practicalities you could ask for? Meet Mavericks, your ultimate home-away-from-home on wheels. This gem is perfect not only for couples but also for small families and friend group. The Mavericks comes fully equipped with:
A luxurious, queen-sized bed.
A functional kitchen that boasts a 2-burner propane stove, dual-powered refrigerator, and a handy sink.
Ample storage space for all your road trip essentials and souvenirs.
A foldaway in-van table and benches, converting easily into your big comfy bed for the night
Fuel efficiency of 14-17 mpg and a range of technical specs for a smooth ride.
An optional rooftop sleeper.
Road Trip Ideas from Salt Lake City, UT
Zion National Park
Embark on a journey to Zion National Park, and you’ll find yourself enveloped by staggering cliffs, narrow canyons, and vistas that seem plucked from a dream. The park is best known for challenging hikes like The Narrows and Angels Landing. You’ll need about 4.5 hours to reach this paradise of red rocks and emerald pools, but every minute on the road is worth it.
Bryce Canyon National Park
Imagine standing before an amphitheater of crimson hoodoos bathed in the glow of sunset—that’s Bryce Canyon for you. Famous for its striking spire-shaped rock formations, this park is a geology enthusiast’s dream. The drive of roughly 4 hours will fly by as you anticipate the awe-inspiring landscapes that await.
Arches National Park
Drive southeast for about four hours and discover a world sculpted from stone. Arches National Park showcases a surreal collection of natural stone arches, including the iconic Delicate Arch. Whether you’re there to hike, photograph, or simply gaze in wonder, Arches offers a Martian-like landscape unlike any other.
Bonneville Salt Flats
Less than two hours west of Salt Lake City, you’ll encounter the Bonneville Salt Flats. This ethereal landscape is the ultimate backdrop for photography, or even just contemplative solitude. Known for land speed records, the flats offer an experience that feels both out of this world and deeply grounding.
Grand Teton National Park
Approximately a 5-hour drive from Salt Lake City are the majestic peaks of Grand Teton National Park. Witness the grandeur of the Teton Range, whose jagged mountain tops punctuate the sky like a serrated blade. The park offers an unspoiled canvas for all manner of outdoor pursuits—be it kayaking across Jenny Lake, hiking up Cascade Canyon, or simply capturing the perfect shot of the iconic Snake River Overlook. With its wildlife-rich valleys and crystal-clear alpine lakes, Grand Teton provides a scenic feast for nature lovers and adventurers alike.
Major Destinations Near Salt Lake City, UT
Utah’s capital serves as a springboard to several major destinations that are worth a visit during your campervan journey. Here are some key locations that you can easily reach from Salt Lake City:
Located just about a 4-hour drive from Salt Lake City, Moab is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts. Home to the world-renowned Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, it’s a must-visit for anyone interested in hiking, rock climbing, or simply soaking in some of the most spectacular landscapes the Southwest has to offer.
Park City, UT
For those who prefer a shorter journey, Park City awaits just 40 minutes away. This charming mountain town doesn’t just offer world-class ski resorts; it’s also home to the famous Sundance Film Festival. Whether you’re hitting the slopes or indulging in some local culture, Park City is a nearby gem worth exploring.
Situated just about an hour south of Salt Lake City, Provo is known for its natural beauty and Brigham Young University. The city offers a range of outdoor activities including hiking, fishing, and boating, as well as a thriving arts and culture scene.
An easy 40-minute drive north will get you to Ogden, a city that combines its rich history as a railway hub with a plethora of modern-day outdoor activities. Its Historic 25th Street is packed with galleries, restaurants, and shops, while the nearby Wasatch Mountain Range offers endless hiking, biking, and skiing opportunities.
About 1.5 hours north of Salt Lake City, Logan offers a peaceful retreat into nature. Home to Utah State University, it has a youthful vibe and offers a range of outdoor activities including hiking, camping, and skiing. Don’t miss the scenic Logan Canyon, a beautiful area perfect for both beginner and experienced hikers.
Camper Van-Friendly Campgrounds Near Salt Lake City
Wasatch Mountain State Park
1281 Warm Springs Rd, Midway, UT 84049, United States
Less than an hour away in the charming Heber Valley, Wasatch Mountain State Park is an ideal year-round destination. The park’s campgrounds like Pine Creek and Little Deer Creek offer electric hookups, modern restrooms, and even some shower facilities. Hike the surrounding trails or engage in a round of golf—the area has activities for all ages.
Big Cottonwood Canyon – Spruces Campground
S Big Cottonwood Canyon Rd, Salt Lake City, UT 84121, United States
A mere 30-minute drive from Salt Lake City takes you to the alpine settings of Big Cottonwood Canyon. The Spruces Campground is perfectly suited for camper vans, with sites nestled among towering spruce and aspen trees. The campground provides basic amenities like vault toilets and potable water. It’s an excellent base for exploring nearby hikes and enjoying the tranquility of the canyon.
Jordanelle State Park
515 UT-319, Heber City, UT 84032, United States
Also within an hour of Salt Lake City, Jordanelle State Park boasts a large reservoir perfect for boating and fishing. The Hailstone Campground within the park accommodates camper vans and offers full hookups. Modern restrooms, hot showers, and a well-stocked camp store elevate your camping experience here.
Liquor and Grocery Stores in Salt Lake City, UT
Smith’s Food and Drug
828 S 900 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84104
Just a short drive from your starting point, Smith’s Food and Drug is an all-inclusive destination for your road trip provisions, offering an extensive selection of fresh produce, high-quality meats, and baked goods. Along with your basic grocery needs, you’ll find a range of Utah beers. Smith’s also has a pharmacy, ideal for last-minute health supplies.
DABS State Liquor Store #13
255 W North Temple St, Salt Lake City, UT 84116
While Utah has stringent liquor laws, you can still find a wide variety of wines, spirits, and imported beers at the nearby DABS State Liquor Store. The closest location is situated at 1255 W North Temple. It’s important to read up on Utah’s alcohol laws, as there are limits on the alcohol content in beer sold in grocery stores and rules regarding alcohol purchases on Sundays and holidays.
Harmons Neighborhood Grocer
135 E 100 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Another excellent grocery option is Harmons. This store takes pride in offering locally-sourced produce and a variety of organic options. Harmons is known for its deli, where you can pick up ready-made sandwiches, salads, and even sushi for your road trip.
Whole Foods Market
1131 E Wilmington Ave, Salt Lake City, UT 84106
If you’re looking for organic and specialty items, Whole Foods Market is just a 15-20 minute drive away from our hub. From healthy snacks to sustainable produce, this store has options that are both delicious and environmentally conscious.
REI Salt Lake City
3285 E 3300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
REI’s expansive SLC location is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you’re in the market for high-quality hiking boots, camping gear, or even specialized equipment like kayaks or climbing gear, REI offers a diverse inventory.
74 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Cotopaxi focuses on sustainable and socially responsible gear. Known particularly for their long-lasting backpacks made from recycled materials, the store also offers a range of outdoor apparel and travel accessories.
2502 Cabela’s Blvd, Lehi, UT 84043
For those who need fishing, hunting, or boating gear, Cabela’s is a must-visit. Located in Lehi, it’s a bit further away but offers a comprehensive selection of specialized outdoor equipment. The store also has a boating center and an archery range, making it a one-stop shop for a broad range of outdoor activities.
Book Your Van With Escape Campervans Today
Utah’s natural wonders are calling, and we’ve got the answer—a fully-equipped campervan from our Salt Lake City location. With a range of models like the Del Mar, Mavericks, and Big Sur, we tailor your road trip experience to your own adventurous spirit. Picture yourself navigating the red rock labyrinth of Zion National Park or capturing the beauty of the Bonneville Salt Flats—all from the comfort and convenience of your mobile home-away-from-home.
Pick up and drop off we’re seamless. The free items are a nice touch. We really didn’t need to rent a picnic table, all of our campsites had one.It was much easier for us to navigate a 19 foot vehicle than we thought. However, you may want to check into local gas prices in the area you will be visiting. I still think we won out over hotels and rental car. Plus, we tried it!Definitely try to pack your stuff in “cubes” in your bag. The shuffling of the bags if you want to leave the beds made up was the most unpleasant element of the trip.
My sister and I take a long road trip (car camping) every year and this was our first experience renting a campervan for it and I have to say it exceeded my expectations. I had done a ton of research and shopping around and Escape had the most affordable packages and convenient pickup locations, so we decided to go with them.To be honest, when we first arrived to pickup the van I was a little concerned by the age and mileage on the van, but DO NOT LET THAT DETER YOU. Crayola (our van) was trusty, comfortable, road-worthy and dependable.The bed was comfortable (I would suggest maybe buying/bringing a mattress topper to cover the seams, after two weeks those did bother us a bit, but when you are used to sleeping on a tent pad floor, it can only get better haha, so we were very happy with the bed). The kitchen outfit was simple but exactly what you need, we rented the kitchen kit and the bedding kit and found both satisfactory.Javier from the SLC location was very friendly, super helpful and even gave us local recommendations when we got back to town. He made sure I understood how all the features worked, and offered to show me how to assemble the bed before I drove off. He also assured me our little Crayola would make it alllll the way up to Glacier NP and back… and she sure did (picture below of her on Going-to-the-Sun Road). We travelled 2400+ miles and she didn’t have any issues.We will DEFINITELY be renting from Escape again. 10/10 recommend, amazing experience. Miss you already Cray Cray.Thanks again Escape, until next time…
Wonderful adventure.We flew into Salt Lake City and rented a camper-van for two weeks: we visited Grand Teton, Yellowstone, Glacier, Mount Rainier and Olympic. We dropped the van at Seattle (a 2870-mile road trip !).The ride was smooth, the bed was comfortable! The kitchen in the back was very convenient too.I highly recommend these vans to hit the road and visit national parks.
We flew into Salt Lake City and rented a camper-van from escape for a week! The whole experience was magical! We loved everything about our van! Her name was flower girl! The ride was smooth, the bed was soft and very comfortable! The kitchen amenities in the back were very helpful as we were camping in the middle of nowhere! The gentleman who helped us when we arrived and dropped off was amazing! Super nice and very helpful! Five stars from us and more… I would definitely recommend escape for your next road trip!!
Easy pick up and drop off. People were great to work with and flexible. Van ran wonderful and we had a fantastic time. Highly recommend getting the insurance. We did and it came in handy as the windshield cracked due to heat and we would have had to cover it. The insurance covered it. You never know and it was great piece of mind. We were a little disappointed on the kitchen and bedding kits. No coffee maker which we were told was included and the pillows were horrible. Very flat and uncomfortable. This is the only reason we rated this experience with 4 stars.
We had an incredible 2 week vacation in the Northern Rockies with an Escape Campervan we rented from the Salt Lake City location. The van was as powerful and reliable as it was colorful. Most importantly, the design and outfitting of the van was perfect for our needs. We (an active 70+ year old couple) rented the Big Sur model which has the f350 engine and MUCH more storage capacity. This was a wise decision, as inside storage on rainy nights would have been a problem at campsites without bear boxes. Checkin and checkout in SLCwas efficient and customer service and communication was excellent. One suggestion (ifpossible) is to develop some way to have a “screenwindow” on hot or buggy days. Overall experience was EXCELLENT and we will use Escape Campervans again in the future