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Old 07-20-2019, 12:50 PM   #1
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I hope anyone can help in giving us information on RV parks to stay in the Utah National Parks. We have a 40í and the places we checked arenít capable to take our size. We plan on going to Brice, Arches, Canyon Lands, etc Thank you for your help, I know there are a lot of experienced RVers out there
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I can only help with Bryce North Campground. You can fit in sites 1, 2, 3, 13, 24, 30 in Loop A. 14 to 22 are questionable but some should work. In Loop B 34 (drive in backwards to have your door not face the road) and site 54. Maybe site 53 - it's on a rise and the you might be too long. I've seen a 36 foot in there. Loops C & D are for tents. Sunset Campground also has larger sites but I don't know it as well. We were campground hosts there one summer.


There's also Ruby's Campground outside the park. They take all sizes. You can take a bus into the park from Ruby's. We found it really, really loud!!! And wouldn't stay there again but that's just us.
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Old 07-20-2019, 01:27 PM   #3
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Check out Kodachrome Basin State park near Bryce. We were there four years ago in our 34í Class A but there were certainly longer Class As. On ReserveAmerica looks like the sites are half back in and half pull through, for either 40í or 50í. They have some FHU and some WE only.

And itís a beautiful park with interesting rock formations and good trails in its own right. Maybe under a half hour to Bryce.
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Old 07-20-2019, 04:22 PM   #4
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Look into Ruby's Inn just out side the main entrance of Bryce. I would call to be sure they have a site.

There are numerous campgrounds in Moab which are big rig friendly. It has been at least 7 years since I have been there so I prefer not to make a recommendation as things do change. Just go on line. All total I have been to Moab on extended stays 3 times and still have not seen it all. Find a nice spot at sunset in Arches, the rocks just light up .

Some info for you.

State route 128 off of I-70 runs along the Colorado River.

https://www.google.com/search?q=st+r...w=1366&bih=667

Not far from Moab off St Rt 128 about 30 minute drive is Fishers Tower and Castle Valley.

https://www.google.com/search?biw=13...ohj4LWBK92qNM:



https://www.google.com/search?biw=13...24.xyZVr-vdD-c

Five minutes outside Moab is Arches National Park.

https://www.google.com/search?biw=13...24.GhCH5fcGVz4

Most of the areas are right off the main road with amble parking. Except for the big arch is an hour hike BUT a must do!!

Also 10 minutes outside of Moab is Canyon Lands National Park, Island in the Sky. Take a Jeep tour with Tag-a Long tours. A full day in the back country or a half day on the river which has almost no white water and is like going down the grand canyon and a half day in a Jeep. We did the full day Island in the Sky and a half day on the river.

https://www.google.com/search?biw=13...24.9o04nkHBSr0

https://www.google.com/search?biw=13...mg.qfBlST8sykU

Also ten minutes from downtown Moab is Dead Horse State Park.

https://www.google.com/search?q=dead...w=1366&bih=667

Twenty minutes outside Moab loop road.

https://www.google.com/search?q=moun...w=1366&bih=667
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Staying in any of the parks themselves has become somewhat difficult in the last couple years due to rapidly increasing crowd sizes in the more popular months. When you start talking big rig your options drop significantly spot wise. You've been given great options for the Bryce canyon area. If you have a toad, I highly recommend Kodachrome as it's quieter at night, and has great views. Without a toad your only good option in my opinion is Rudys.


Can't imagine you'd be able to snag anything you could fit in inside Arches, but Moab has many options, and can be a fun place. As mentioned, RVParkReviews is a great tool here. Also, DeadHorse state park just added a bunch of sites, and it's a wonderful place provided you can get by on power only for a couple days.


What time of year are you looking to be there, and what sort of camping are you looking for (dry/hookups, boondock?)
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When we went to Bryce we stayed nearby in Panguitch Ut. I was a nice ride to Bryce. It also was a good place to be for our day trips to Zion.

In Moab, there are many places where you can get into. We stayed at KOA west and had a great site. Several nice RV parks in Moab and you're close to Arches and Canyonland.
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We were just in Kodachrome State Park. It's about 15 miles from Bryce and is beautiful itself. There are pull thru spots that I know you would fit if any are available.
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We just arrived today in southern Utah from Colorado. Will be spending a week to 10 days down here. We use RVParky app and reserved sites in a couple campgrounds several months ago, mainly because of our size.

Right now we are at Ballard RV Park, Thompson Springs UT. It is right off I-70, all gravel, long 100+ pull through, and full hook ups. It is about 30 miles north of Arches National Park and Moab.

Next we are staying at Ruby's, Bryce Canyon UT.

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Bryce - you would fit in the NP campground or else use Ruby's RV or Kodachrome State Park.

Moab/Canyonlands - you won't get into Arches because of summer crowds but Dead Horse Point State Park is a winner. It will be hot so you'll want electric.

We've stayed in all of them with our 40' MH but Arches was at the end of October when you'd have more choice of sites and less crowds and no need for electric.
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Is there a route from Bryce Canyon to the Grand Staircase-Escalante and is it worth the ride? The picture on the wed sites look awesome.

Weíll be doing the big 5 and want to add some other areas to explore.
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Is there a route from Bryce Canyon to the Grand Staircase-Escalante and is it worth the ride? The picture on the wed sites look awesome.

Weíll be doing the big 5 and want to add some other areas to explore.


Hwy 12 if you want a paved road. Itís one of the more scenic roads in the state. Go from Bryce through Escalante and all the way to Boulder for some really spectacular scenery. If doing the big 5 keep going to hwy 24, then through Capital Reef national park to Hanksville. From there Good loop options using 95. How long do you have, which parks for sure do you want to hit.
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There are a bunch of campgrounds outside Arches that can accommodate you.
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Thank u all for your responses.
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