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Old 08-05-2012, 06:13 PM   #1
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Arizona Utah Advise

DW and I are planning a trip to Arizona and Utah, in September It has been on the back burner for a while and now we are ready. We are looking for camp site and suggestions of other things to see along the way.
Zion
Cedar Breaks
Bryce Canyon
Capital Reef
Canyon lands
Arches
Mesa Verde
Monument Valley
Canyon de Chelly
We will have about 23 day so it should be a good trip. But we may not get to every thing
Thank you for your help.
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Old 08-05-2012, 06:30 PM   #2
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Add Chaco Canyon and Aztec Ruins (Aztec NM) and you'll have seen the best! Been to them all...great plans! Enjoy!
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We like to start at Richfield. Stay at the KOA and see Capitol Reef and Fruita by car. Then we move down to Panguitch and see grand staircase-escalante and Bryce canyon by car. Finally we move to Kanab and see the North rim of the grand canyon and Zion. From there we go across to Page on hwy 89 and see Glen Canyon dam and cross the big bridge. We go over to hwy163 and go up to monument valley. Tour the old movie area and then go up to Moab on 191. Canyonlands and Arches are right there. We go back down191 to monticello and take491 to Cortez. Take in Mesa Verde. Next day we head to Durango and stay at Alpen Rose. We head up to Silverton. You can drive to Silverton or take the steam train up and a bus back or bus up and train back or train both ways. This is a wonderful trip with no disappointments. (other than having to leave)
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Old 08-05-2012, 07:45 PM   #4
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We like to start at Richfield. Stay at the KOA and see Capitol Reef and Fruita by car. Then we move down to Panguitch and see grand staircase-escalante and Bryce canyon by car. Finally we move to Kanab and see the North rim of the grand canyon and Zion. From there we go across to Page on hwy 89 and see Glen Canyon dam and cross the big bridge. We go over to hwy163 and go up to monument valley. Tour the old movie area and then go up to Moab on 191. Canyonlands and Arches are right there. We go back down191 to monticello and take491 to Cortez. Take in Mesa Verde. Next day we head to Durango and stay at Alpen Rose. We head up to Silverton. You can drive to Silverton or take the steam train up and a bus back or bus up and train back or train both ways. This is a wonderful trip with no disappointments. (other than having to leave)
This is a heavenly route. The little KOA in Richfield was very nice last time we were there. We hope to do this loop again some day with more time to enjoy the most beautiful scenery on earth.
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Old 08-05-2012, 08:28 PM   #5
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If you go to cedar breaks you can drive to the top of brain head peak if the weather is nice, it's just north of the park via brain head peak rd
US 12 is a must see
the drive from Boulder to Escalante via hells backbone is really great (don't take your camper)
http://www.scenicbyway12.com/the-byw...cenic-backway/
Hogback on 12 is something you won't forget
http://www.scenicbyway12.com/the-byw...s/the-hogback/
Dinner in boulder at the hells backbone grill is a good stop
http://hellsbackbonegrill.com/
There is a good slot canyon south of Escalante on hole the the wall rd
http://www.americansouthwest.net/slo...ch/canyon.html
Don't go on the gravel roads if it's rain or going to
We did a three week trip in June and did about the same route your going to do.
Can provide more info if you need

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Wow! That's an ambitious trip for only 23 days. Does that count your travel days? Where are you leaving from? We try to stay IN the national parks giving us the best scenery and best experiences. If I had to choose about eliminating one because of lack of time, I would eliminate Cedar Breaks - very similar to Bryce but on a much smaller scale. For Canyonlands, Dead Horse Point State Park is a gorgeous place to stay. Don't try to do a couple parks from one base camp. They are really too far apart. You would be exhausted from the drive and you wouldn't really experience each one fully. Have a good trip!
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I'd include Antelope Canyon near Page, AZ and a hike to Lower Calf Creek Falls on Hwy 12. We love this part of the country.
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Don't miss the Superstition Mountains and Bryce Thompson Arboretum east of Apache Junction on US-60. Keep going on US-60 to Globe and the Tonto National Monument. Teddy Roosevelt said that the beauty of this area rivalled that of the Grand Canyon. We agree. Great draft beer (Mule Oil) at Tortilla Flat.
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I'd include Antelope Canyon near Page, AZ and a hike to Lower Calf Creek Falls on Hwy 12. We love this part of the country.

Have to agree on Antelope Canyon, We think Deadhorse State Park is a must also as long as your rig isnt too big. Make reservations.And while your at Page stay at the campground on the lake and take the boatride.
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