On August 8, 2023 the program recognized Under Canvas Lake Powell – Grand Staircase as the first DarkSky Approved Lodging location for its distinguished sky quality, which is preserved through on-site DarkSky Approved lighting and its commitment to protecting and preserving the nighttime environment through conscientious design, operations, and guest education.
Perched on a canyon rim plateau with its own on-site slot canyon and sweeping views, Under Canvas Lake Powell – Grand Staircase reflects the awe-inspiring splendor of the American Southwest. Located 14 miles from Arizona’s main Lake Powell marina, it features safari-inspired tent accommodations, upscale amenities, complimentary programming including stargazing, and easy access to an array of thrilling outdoor activities. Named one of the Best Hotels in Utah by Travel + Leisure, and one of the Hottest New Hotels by Tripadvisor’s Readers’ Choice Awards, Under Canvas Lake Powell – Grand Staircase offers an exemplary combination of beauty, comfort, and adventure in nature.
Under Canvas Lake Powell – Grand Staircase
555 South Jacob Tank Road
Big Water, UT 84741
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What is DarkSky Approved Lodging?
DarkSky Approved Lodging is overnight visitor accommodation with exceptional or distinguished quality starry nights and a nighttime environment preserved through on-site DarkSky Approved Lighting. They include camps, seasonal campgrounds, hotels and resorts, retreat centers, properties promoting ecotourism, and astrotourism lodges that are located in dark sky locations. All locations go through a rigorous review and certification process, including regular reporting and periodic recertification.