Red Canyon Campground – next to Bryce Canyon Utah
This hidden treasure is on Hwy 12, a National Scenic Byway, only a few miles west of Bryce Canyon National Park and sits in the shadow of the Hoodoos (odd-shaped pillars of rock left standing from the forces of erosion). There are several wonderful day hikes, and an eight-mile bicycle path, near the Dixie National Forest Red Canyon Visitor Center and the campground.
Red Canyon Campground has 37 tent and RV camping sites, each with a picnic table, fire ring and grill (most of these are positioned in a shady spot). There are no hookups for water, electricity or sewer. However, water and restrooms are available throughout the park. Showers (8 minutes for $2), water fill stations, and an RV dump are within the campground.
Cost is $15/night ($7.50 with senior pass). The campground is usually open May to September, depending on weather.