Founded way back in 1849, Manti was one of the first communities to be settled in all of Utah. Chief Walkara of the Ute tribe invited Mormon leader Brigham Young to send missionaries to the area near present-day Manti, in an effort to learn successful farming techniques from the Europeans. The name Manti actually came from the Book of Mormon, and the town maintains a heavy Mormon influence to this day.
When you book an RV in Manti, you’ll be impressed with the town’s location, atmosphere, and unique characteristics. The focal point of the small town is the enormous temple on the hill, built by Mormons over a century ago. Coupled with the glorious mountains and forests to the east of town in the Manti-La Sal National Forest, there is lots to do when you rent an RV in this excellent vacation destination. If you want to take a road trip, Provo is about an hours’ drive north of Manti, and Salt Lake City is not much farther from there.
The Great Outdoors
Utah is a state well-endowed with otherworldly landscapes, the main reason for its massive tourism industry. There are so many parks and campgrounds, it can be quite exciting to sift through the choices and craft an itinerary perfectly suited for you and your Manti motorhome rental. Palisade State Park is an ideal place to start, and it's practically walking distance from Manti. The park is quite small compared with other local parks in the area, but a fantastic place to stay the night in your Manti RV rental by owner. There are swimming areas, boat launches, rental cabins, and a great golf course open to the public.
Yuba State Park is a bit farther from town but still within an hour's drive. The park is named for Yuba Lake, the central focal point to the whole park. Yuba State Park and the adjoining Yuba Lake State Recreation Area are both popular recreation areas in central Utah, especially in the summertime when the hot, arid climate makes finding a place to swim practically a requirement. This human-made lake is not only for swimming; you can go canoeing, kayaking, boating, water skiing, and fishing in it too.
Manti-La Sal National Forest is just outside of town to the east. This sprawling million-acre forest contains huge lakes, epic forests, and some of Utah’s highest peaks. In addition to hundreds of miles of hiking trails that you can also bike on, there are lots of rock-climbing areas and dozens of places to spend a night or two camping out with your Manti motorhome rental.
Utah is known for quite a few things, but its legendary national parks are close to the top of the list of things you must see when you visit the state. Zion National Park and Arches National Park are two of the most well-known parks in the country, but Capitol Reef National Park is the closest to Manti. Capitol Reef National Park is named for its enormous white stone domes, reminiscent of capitol buildings found in the country, and its large rocky reefs and canyons that make the terrain treacherous and difficult to navigate. The canyons of this park rival that of Grand Canyon National Park despite not being nearly as well-known; nevertheless, it is a phenomenal park that features ancient rock formations and stone arches.
Utah is a natural paradise teeming with campgrounds and public parks, so you'll find plenty of places to park the Manti RV rental. Skyline Mountain Resort is an elegant destination with rental cabins and RV campsites. There are fantastic views, a dog park, a swimming pool, some tennis courts, a golf course, and a restaurant on-site.
Temple Hill Resort all has an in-ground pool, along with dozens of other amenities. There are volleyball courts, ATV trails, campfire pits, playgrounds, and a convenience store for all your camping supply needs.
Big Mountain Campground is a family-friendly destination with some pretty magical views of the mountains too. There is a campground store where you can purchase food and firewood, a playground for young kids, sports courts, restrooms, showers, and a swimming pool.
When you book a travel trailer rental in Manti, there are a few interesting sites and landmarks to visit in between camping trips. Temple Hill is the center point of the town, and home to the Manti Utah Temple. This gorgeous piece of architecture is quite a sight to behold in person, and it marks the very area where pioneers survived their first brutal winter with great hardship. They chose the hill to build their temple as a testament to their faith and their perseverance in the face of a harsh winter. The Manti City Hall also houses a collection of photographs showing the hardships these first settlers faced.
Pioneer Heritage Gardens is another place where you can pass the time in a peaceful manner. Splendid views, elegant promenades, historical plaques honoring town founders and pioneers, and a variety of plant species make for quite a spectacle. There is even a small amphitheater on site for public use, specifically for events, concerts, and performances.
If you consider yourself an avid skier or snowboarder, Utah is also known for its assortment of mountain resorts. Eagle Point Resort is a little over an hour's drive away.