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Frequently Asked Questions About Staying with Open Sky Zion

Our climate requires special needs, especially with so many adventures for you to experience. Please read our article dedicated to what we provide for you and what we recommend you bring with you to optimize your experience.

Upon arrival, guests receive a complimentary welcome basket with snacks and s’mores kits. Each camp is equipped with RO filtered running water, coffee makers and coffee supply.

Open Sky’s onsite restaurant is named Black Sage. See our menu with plenty of fresh ingredients and delicious options for a variety of eating styles. The restaurant is open from 5-9 everyday except Tuesdays. Reservations are required.

Black Sage also provides Trek to Table Lunches, available for pickup in the lobby in the mornings as you head out for your day of adventure. Order at the front desk upon arrival.

Every reservation comes with a Complimentary Grab-n-Go Breakfast including fruits, muffins, our chef’s breakfast sandwiches, yogurt, oatmeal, freshly brewed coffee, and more. Guests can pick this up in the lobby from 7 am-ll am.

Every camp is outfitted with an outdoor gas grill, grilling kits, and an indoor mini fridge for those who want to shop at a grocery store and then grill out.

There are plenty of restaurants within 15 to 30 minutes away from Open Sky.

At this time we are a PET FREE resort. Although we love animals, our top priority is to preserve an atmosphere of peace and tranquility for all of our guests so that they can immerse themselves into the surrounding nature of Open Sky. Certified service animals are welcome and must be leashed at all times outside your tent.

Yes! We have both. Your comfort is essential to having an extraordinary experience which is why we selected the highest grade, insulated canvas for out tents. We provide a mini-split unit in every camp for air conditioning and heat. In addition, there is an indoor gas fireplace for ambiance and warmth. For the colder months our bathroom tile floors have radiant heating for your enjoyment.

The main west entrance to Zion is 15 miles from Open Sky, or 25 minutes of driving. Our property is unique in that it remotely borders the far west side of Zion National Park.

We recommend flying into either Las Vegas International Airport or St. George Regional Airport. You can rent a car from either location and drive to Open Sky.

From Las Vegas to Open Sky – Approximately 2 hrs 45 minutes. Please keep in mind the 1 hour zone time difference between Nevada and Utah when planning your travel.

From St George Regional Airport to Open Sky – Approximately 45 minutes.

From Open Sky to Springdale Shuttles / Zion National Park West Entrance – Approximately 25 minutes.

You don’t need 4-wheel drive to get to Open Sky. The drive to Open Sky is paved highway with the exception of 3.5 miles of improved dirt road, Dalton Wash Road. This road takes you off the beaten path while winding up a beautiful canyon and is maintained by Washington County Road Department. Depending on weather and usage, it can be quite washboarded at times. If you take it slow, no matter the road’s condition, we promise you’ll enjoy some gorgeous scenery driving in. We do recommend keeping an eye on regional weather conditions. The outdoors can be rugged in the Zion region and we are experiencing drought conditions. Exceptionally heavy rainfall can cause the roads to be slippery or wash out. If you visit during the winter season the road can be icy and snowy at times.

The closest services for gas, food, ice, laundry, and groceries is La Verkin and Hurricane. We recommend stopping for your shopping needs before driving up to Open Sky.

Please see our Travel Plans page for more information.


Yes, we have built out approximately five miles of hiking trails for our guests, including a route to our property on the mesa above the camps. You never have to leave Open Sky property to enjoy the beauty of the Zion region.

You will be required to place a 100% deposit at the time of booking your reservation. If you were charged a lesser deposit, the remainder of your reservation will be due at check-in.



We do not offer early check-in or late checkout at this time because each camp requires the full amount of time for cleaning and preparing for each new guest. We appreciate your understanding and encourage you to plan your travel accordingly.

Our lobby tent is open from 7 am to 10 pm daily. If you will be arriving later than 9 pm for your check-in, please call or text to let us know so we can make arrangements for you to access your camp.

Due to our remote location, cell phone coverage can be spotty. To accommodate your connectivity, we have Starlink internet services throughout the property and at each camp. We have found that Verizon tends to have the best coverage at Open Sky Zion.


All tents have framed entry doors with padded locks and rear doors are lockable as well. In addition, the Open Sky property has a gated entrance to the resort and only registered guests with the pass-code may enter the property.

If your plans change after your reservation is confirmed, cancelation notice is required 21 days in advance of your arrival date. You will be refunded your deposit, minus a $25 cancelation fee.

If you cancel your reservation 21 days or less prior to arrival date, you are responsible for the entire cost of your reservation and will not receive a refund on any deposit you made. This is why we highly recommend travel insurance. At this time Open Sky does not recommend any specific insurance company or policy.

If you plan to travel to Utah from another country or state, you may want to have travel insurance as a financial safeguard for pandemic, weather, or airline related problems. Travel insurance can provide that safety net to protect your deposits and more. This is especially true if you’re traveling abroad, where your health plan may have limited global coverage. Again, Open Sky does not recommend any specific insurance company or policy.

Our cancelation fee also applies to changes in your arrival/departure date which result in a shorter stay. No refunds are provided for late arrivals or early departures.