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Old 02-08-2015, 06:25 AM   #15
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Kaibab or Bauer's Canyon?

I have been digging through reviews and I am debating on deleting Kaibab and staying at Bauer's longer to visit the North Rim as well as Bryce and Zion from it.

Opinions needed quickly - I plan on making my reservations starting tomorrow.
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The section I will be staying in during the Balloon Fiesta has 30amp power and water.
Can you send me the link about RV hookups at the Fairgrounds?

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I have been digging through reviews and I am debating on deleting Kaibab and staying at Bauer's longer to visit the North Rim as well as Bryce and Zion from it.

Opinions needed quickly - I plan on making my reservations starting tomorrow.
We have never stayed in Kaibab but have stayed at Bauer's twice and would highly recommend it. It is a family owned, small, very quiet park and central to Zion, Bryce, Cedar Breaks, and a day trip from the North Rim.

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Old 02-08-2015, 06:45 AM   #18
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Can you send me the link about RV hookups at the Fairgrounds?

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Here you go.

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We have never stayed in Kaibab but have stayed at Bauer's twice and would highly recommend it. It is a family owned, small, very quiet park and central to Zion, Bryce, Cedar Breaks, and a day trip from the North Rim.

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Thanks for the quick reply. Will 6 nights be enough to see the North Rim, Zion and Bryce? We are not into the horse riding or heavy hiking. Most of our sightseeing will be via car with some light hiking (DW is scared of heights). We also do not want to be going full blast all the time. A site with great views would be a plus.
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We have never stayed in Kaibab but have stayed at Bauer's twice and would highly recommend it. It is a family owned, small, very quiet park and central to Zion, Bryce, Cedar Breaks, and a day trip from the North Rim.

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We stayed at Kaibab Camper Village last year following our stay on the south rim. I was so pleased with Trailer Village on the south rim, but rather disappointed with Kaibab. It was hard to find even a nearly-level site. It was appx 40 miles to the north rim. If Bauer's gets a good recommendation, I would try it before going back to Kaibab. The rest of your plan sounds great.
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In order to keep my reservation date at the Balloon Fiesta plus leave on a particular day to hit Houston on a Sunday I need to delete a week from my schedule. I will remove the 4 nights for Kaibab, so this means I would need to remove 3 more nights. I can remove one night each at two other stops on the route before getting to the Grand Canyon area. So I need to remove one more night. I have 5 nights for Trailer Village, 6 nights at Bauer's Canyon and 6 nights at Moab.

Which one would be the best to remove 1 night?
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I would say two or three nights at trailer Village let you see the south Rim. If you do not plan on hiking to the bottom.

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I would also cut back on the Trailer Village stay. If you're staying at Bauer to visit three national parks you'll need extra time for driving the long distances.


Personally, I would move to Ruby's for Bryce Nat'l Park. You could drive some of Hwy 12 during the stay and tour Kodachrome State Park area, replenish food in Panguitch, etc.


If you're staying at the South Rim you could also eliminate touring the North Rim if you don't plan on actually staying at the North Rim. It's a long drive and you will have more viewpoints at the South Rim. We love the North Rim for the quietness but for a first-time visit, the South Rim is better for really seeing the canyon.
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X3 on Las Cruces instead of El Paso.
We recently stayed at the Hacienda RV Park in Las Cruces. Very convenient to HWY 10, long pull throughs and some good food in the area.

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X3 on Las Cruces instead of El Paso.
We recently stayed at the Hacienda RV Park in Las Cruces. Very convenient to HWY 10, long pull throughs and some good food in the area.

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I did change El Paso to Las Cruces and I have plans on reserving a site at the Hacienda.

I made my reservations at Trailer Village at the South Rim yesterday for the first of many reservations to be made.

I also decided to stay at Moab only 5 nights instead of 6 nights. I am going back and forth between Canyonland or the Portal RV Park/Resort.
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"Personally, I would move to Ruby's for Bryce Nat'l Park. You could drive some of Hwy 12 during the stay and tour Kodachrome State Park area, replenish food in Panguitch, etc".

If you have not heard about rte 12, then you are missing out on a wonderful, awesome adventure. It's 66 miles from Torey, south, to Escalante. It will take probably 4 hours. So many stops. So many awesome sights. What a thrill.... Don't miss it .. [ I think it is called the "hogback']
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I have been digging through reviews and I am debating on deleting Kaibab and staying at Bauer's longer to visit the North Rim as well as Bryce and Zion from it.

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Don't miss any of the three. We went at the same time, Sept./Oct. The weather was perfect.
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Thanks for the quick reply. Will 6 nights be enough to see the North Rim, Zion and Bryce? We are not into the horse riding or heavy hiking. Most of our sightseeing will be via car with some light hiking (DW is scared of heights). We also do not want to be going full blast all the time. A site with great views would be a plus.
Six nights is more than enough. We stayed three and had plenty of time to do all three and we did not hurry at all. If you do a lot of hiking then each will require more time.

I disagree that Bauer's is not close enough to what you want to see. It is 45 minutes from Bryce, 25 minutes from Zion, and 1 1/2 hours from North Rim.

Bryce took us about a half a day and you could spend a few hours more than that.

Zion took the whole day because we rode the shuttle buses up into the canyon and walked a lot. Remember, if you have a big rig you can't take it through the tunnel at Zion on Highway 9.

North Rim took the most time because of the drive but side roads were closed due to fallen timber and weather (May) so we spent our time around the lodge. We stayed at Trailer Village on the South Rim on the same trip and prefer the South Rim anyway.

You can't go wrong staying in Glendale, UT.

I do agree with driving Highway 12 through Escalante up to Torrey along the "Hogsback" if you have time. It is spectacular scenery and you will not forget the drive any time soon but it takes a while. This could be a very long day but you could cut over to Highway 89 and shorten it a little. We did this from the other direction from Moab, UT to Glendale and it is about 320 miles and took all day but of course you would not be going that far.

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