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Old 03-21-2012, 12:59 PM   #1
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Canyonland, Utah

Did a search on iRV2 but couldn't find anything on this.

We would like to go through canyonland, Utah . The national park seems to have a 28 ft limit to the CG, yet the roads seem to be well paved, is this enforced?

Anyone camped in canyonland national park that can give us some insight on the best place to camp with fairly easy access ( pulling a 29'3" trailer), quiet, no crowds, and cheap would be nice .

How about the state parks?

Thanks for any advice!
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Oh, we should be there late April early may '12 :-)
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Old 03-21-2012, 04:26 PM   #4
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there is dead horse state park right at canyonlands or several blm campgrounds close by. contact the moab visitor center or google on line
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We stayed at OK and enjoyed our stay, nice staff, etc.. . Very convienent to Arches/Canyonland and downtown.
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We stayed at OK and enjoyed our stay, nice staff, etc.. . Very convienent to Arches/Canyonland and downtown.
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do you mean ok corral rv park?............it's in moab
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do you mean ok corral rv park?............it's in moab
yes that is the place.
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Old 03-23-2012, 07:44 PM   #9
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Canyonlands is one of the least developed national parks. It divides into three parts based on the two big rivers. The Colorado and the Green Rivers. If you have time, there's an outstanding overlook of the confluence of the two rivers. Just downstream would be Cataract Canyon, Lake Powell, and of course, the Grand Canyon.

The Island in the Sky is the most accessible part of Canyonlands. Just outside the boundaries, there are a number of campgrounds. The most developed is Dead Horse Point State Park. It has electricity in some sites. There are some BLM campgrounds (e.g., Horse Thief) that are "dry" (no water, no dump, and no electricity).

The Maze is not for RV people. Can you guess why it might be called the maze?

The Needles is further South. There are some campground sites that will accommodate an RV. The pads are huge. I think some of these sites have water. No dump. No electricity. Very beautiful environment and quite private for a NP. Downside: I don't think they take reservations.

Most RV people coming to the area choose to stay in Moab. There is plenty of available information for those choices.

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Yeah, I think Moab might be our place. This is the first trip in our new RV, the biggest RV we've ever pulled, so we may keep to the easier roads. But then again that's me talking, my husband is pretty unflappable ( but has good common sense).
:-) thanks for all the info and advice, it is really appreciated!
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RVwise, Canyonland is a days drive away from Moab.

MORE IMPORTANTLY, Moab is jammed during your time period. Give careful consideration to a RV park. After May, it's hot.

Canyonlands , generally speaking, is a hikers paradise. Some trails easy, some not.

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RVwise, Canyonland is a days drive away from Moab.
??? Only if you travel 90 miles per day. The Needles is about 75-90 miles from Moab and Island in the Sky is maybe 45-60 (depending on your destination).
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This is the first trip in our new RV, the biggest RV we've ever pulled, so we may keep to the easier roads.
RV Park Reviews :: Home is your friend. I think the reviews are fairly accurate. There are quite a few RV Parks and most of them should serve you just fine.

You could hedge your bets a bit and start in a park. Then drive around once you get there--if you find a place you like then you can leave the RV park.

It is a busy time of year. I'm headed down in a week for the Easter Jeep Safari. It's wise to make reservations beforehand. There are quite a few popular festivals and gatherings in the spring.

There are a lot of really fun things to do. You mentioned Canyonlands but there's also Arches. The famous slickrock on Sand Flat Road. Rafting the Colorado from Hittle Bottom. Hiking Negro Bill Canyon. Searching for Dinosaur imprints. The famous Shaffer trail (you drive up the side of a sheer cliff). The fun goes on and on.
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Using the rv review site we chose ahttp://www.packcreekcampground.com/directions.html Pack Creek, they are a bit older but had the best price and seems a good local. We will stay a week then move over to a state park, BLM, or national park once we get the lay of the land.
Thanks for the help, I'm sure we will be calling on you all again soon :-)
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