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Old 08-29-2016, 03:25 PM   #1
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Going from N. Louisiana to Colorado (many times traveled) then to Utah for first time and plan on spending 3-4 days or more if worth it, been through quite a few western states but never Utah. Need suggestions for best "big rig" RV parks, I have Newmar Ventana 40' tag. Do not mind staying in state parks but do not like narrow roads or gut wrenching heights. Any recommendations?
Will eventually end up in Las Vegas for few days then back to Louisiana

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Old 08-29-2016, 06:30 PM   #2
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I really enjoyed Utah. Stayed at Rubys for Bryce NP and Zion River Resort for Zion NP. Both good parks. Utah is a destination that requires lots of days to explore.

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Old 08-29-2016, 07:10 PM   #3
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3-4 days in Utah!!! You could spend that much time and more at any of the Nat Parks or just throw a dart and go there for that amount of time. The Moab area is a favorite of ours, Torrey and Capitol Reef, Bryce...Zion, Fish Lake... Escalante... Goblin State Park...

Good luck limiting your time there!
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Old 08-29-2016, 09:23 PM   #4
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If heading into Utah you can't pass up all the awesome national parks in the southern part - Zion, Bryce, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands, Arches and also Monument Valley which isn't a national park but is well worth seeing. Then a little farther south is Grand Canyon National Park. 3-4 days isn't going to do it!

With our 40' motorhome we stayed IN Zion at Watchman's campground and Grand Canyon's Trailer Village RV IN the park itself within walking distance to the Rim. Bryce: Ruby's just outside the gate is probably the best place to stay if you need hookups. We stayed IN the park without hookups. Capitol Reef - there are many RV parks just outside in Torrey. We stayed at Singleton national forest campground. For Canyonlands and Arches there are many RV parks right in the town of Moab. We dry camped on BLM land in the area.

So...you have many options. Hope you can put together more time if you're not planning to return to the areas.
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Old 09-05-2016, 07:22 PM   #5
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I would pin point more which of the parks area you want to see.

We feel that Zion River RV park in Virgin, UT is our best RV parks. Since we are 4 hours away we go 2 times a year. We just got back from there for a
great visit.

Besides Zion there so much near by to see.

I personally spend 4 days each visit in Zion. So if you want to add
Moab and Bryce you may need more time.

In Bryce red ruby in RV is a great choice.
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Not sure what route you have planned but if you are looking for scenic you can take (in CO) 25 to 160. It is 2 lane hwy but we travel it in our 40ft DP with a 16ft trailer behind. It travels beside the river and through Durango then when you get to Cortez you go North on 491. If you stay on it until it ends that will put you just south of Moab. This way also avoids Denver and the tall climb (though very pretty also). If you had more time in Utah I would recommend you visit either Deer Creek SP or Jordanelle SP, very different then what most people think of when they think of UT.
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We enjoyed Portal in Moab and we enjoyed Moab a lot.
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Where in CO are you starting from. Your end point in Lost Wages almost has to be down I-15. I think you need to pick one park on your route. Near Zion we like Willowwind RV park in Hurricane. I think they can handle your rig.

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