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Old 09-12-2015, 08:16 AM   #1
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Arches in Utah

Any suggestions on places to stay around Arches National Park. We have a 37' rv with 4 slides and a tow.
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Old 09-12-2015, 08:32 AM   #2
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Do you need hookups or do you like to boondock? There are several BLM campgrounds that can accomodate large rigs. We scouted one called Horsethief, about a mile or so outside of Canyonlands entrance, which is just a few miles away from Arches. It is very convenient for both parks. We stayed at Ken's Lake, which is another BLM park, south of Moab. It is very nice but not as convenient for the NP's. If you want FHU's, Portal RV Resort is probably the nicest, but most expensive. If you can get reservations for Dead Horse Point SP, it would be the best. I have tried 3 times but have not been successful.
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We stayed at Portal RV Resort in Moab last month. Very nice place - just a mile or so into the downtown area and a couple miles to Arches. Entrance is on Highway 191, the main drag in the area, but the park sits pretty far back so traffic noise is not an issue.
There are 2 separate sections to the park--- the "regular" side where the sites are a bit closer together and the resort side where the sites are spread out more and some sites have amenities such as pergola's etc. On the resort side you also have a pool and spa.
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We stayed at Spanish Trail last year. It was clean and had shade. We were in a pull thru site on the back row which I highly recommend. It is right on 191 but on the opposite end of town from Arches. That said, it was only a couple of miles thru town to Arches. I would stay there again.

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There are a number of RV parks in Moab, but the one time we were there (last summer) we stayed at Portal and would again. It's ideally located if your primary objective is to be close to Arches (and Canyonlands or Dead Horse Point).
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Old 09-12-2015, 10:36 AM   #6
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Archview RV Resort is nothing special, but is very close and offers a great sunrise over the park.
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Do you need hookups or do you like to boondock? There are several BLM campgrounds that can accomodate large rigs. We scouted one called Horsethief, about a mile or so outside of Canyonlands entrance, which is just a few miles away from Arches. It is very convenient for both parks. We stayed at Ken's Lake, which is another BLM park, south of Moab. It is very nice but not as convenient for the NP's. If you want FHU's, Portal RV Resort is probably the nicest, but most expensive. If you can get reservations for Dead Horse Point SP, it would be the best. I have tried 3 times but have not been successful.
. Most people think there are only reservable sites at Dead horse, but they have four sites that are walkup. Best time is about nine in the morning. That worked for me about a week ago. If you want to stay several days make sure you sign up by eight or they will give your site away.
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X2 or 3 on Dead Horse Point SP. It's near Canyonlands too and there is the bonus of the sunset at the point which is not to be missed. We also stayed at a BLM CG along 128 named Big Bend & it's right on the Colorado with spectacular cliffs across the road. Arches NP is across the river from the park. UT 128 is a beautiful drive between I-70 & Moab.
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Another recommendation for the Portal. The dog park on the resort side is the largest and nicest one in any park we've stayed at so far. Our dog actually smiled when she was let loose there. RV sites are roomy, many are landscaped with amenities. Office staff is very friendly and knowledgable about what's going on in Moab. We always stay here when in Moab.
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. Most people think there are only reservable sites at Dead horse, but they have four sites that are walkup. Best time is about nine in the morning. That worked for me about a week ago. If you want to stay several days make sure you sign up by eight or they will give your site away.
No kidding? Are they large sites with hookups?
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Our 40' motorhome fit in some sites at Dead Horse. We love it there. All sites now have 50A but no water fill. You need to come in with your fresh water tank filled. It's a beautiful spot!
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Good info. Headed there in a few days!
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Another vote for Deadhorse. Just bring your own water. Power is available.
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We stayed last night at Spanish Trails on the south side of Moab. Reasonable rates, clean, mostly with some shade. There were lots of big motorhomes there.

As for Arches itself, plan on being at the gate no later than 8:00 am, earlier if it is a weekend. The place gets so full that many of the popular parking spots fill up, keeping you from some of the best walks.
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