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Old 02-03-2015, 07:01 AM   #1
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Grand Canyon, Utah & Albuquerque Trip??

With the gas prices down I am getting ready to start making my reservations for this trip. Below is the meat and potatoes part of the trip that I would like comments or advise on the amount of days and/or the actual campground to stay at. We don't want to go, go, go everyday and would like to just relax also at each particular location. This part of the trip will be in September/October



Depart From - Bradshaw Mountain RV Resort, Black Canyon City, AZ
Arrive at - Grand Canyon Trailer Village Inc, GRAND CANYON VILLAGE, AZ
Layover for 5 nights.


Depart From - Grand Canyon Trailer Village Inc, GRAND CANYON VILLAGE,AZ
Arrive at - Kaibab Camper Village, JACOB LAKE, AZ 86003
Layover for 4 nights.


Depart From - Kaibab Camper Village, JACOB LAKE, AZ 86003
Arrive at - Bauers Canyon Ranch RV Park, GLENDALE, UT 84729
Layover for 6 nights.


Depart From - Bauers Canyon Ranch RV Park, GLENDALE, UT 84729
Arrive at - Butch Cassidy Campground, SALINA, UT 84654
Layover for 1 night.


Depart From - Butch Cassidy Campground, SALINA, UT 84654
Arrive at - RIVERSIDE OASIS RV PARK, INC, MOAB,UT 84532
Layover for 6 nights.


Depart From - RIVERSIDE OASIS RV PARK, INC, MOAB,UT 84532
Arrive at - (?) TOWAOC,CO 81334
Layover for 1 nights.


Depart From - (?) TOWAOC,CO 81334
Arrive at - Red Rock Park, GALLUP, NM 87311
Layover for 1 nights.


Depart From - Red Rock Park, GALLUP, NM 87311
Arrive at - ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87106 - Balloon Fiesta
Layover for 3 nights.
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Sounds great! Glad you finally got reservations for the Balloon Fiesta!
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Old 02-03-2015, 02:46 PM   #3
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Sounds great! Glad you finally got reservations for the Balloon Fiesta!
I was only able to get the last three nights, but that should be enough. This is the only reservation I have made so far. I am hoping to get some input on the other stops.
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All that planning gives me a headache. I hope you have a terrific trip.
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Old 02-03-2015, 06:28 PM   #5
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All that planning gives me a headache. I hope you have a terrific trip.
That is correct - this is why I work on it only a few hours a day.
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That looks like a terrific trip. One of these days .........
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Old 02-06-2015, 06:02 AM   #7
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El Paso & Ft. Stockton.

I am finalizing my stops before starting to make my selection on my 24 stops back and forth to home.

El Paso is one spot I can pick a definite spot for an overnight stay. I would like a pull-thru spot.

At Ft. Stockton I am thinking of either Hilltop or Ft. Stockton RV parks.

Any suggestions?
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Arrive at - ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87106 - Balloon Fiesta
Layover for 3 nights.

In Albuquerque we stayed here: American RV Park

If time permits, recommend the Sandia Peak Tramway: Sandia Peak Ski & Tramway - Winter Sports Awesome views of the Rio Grande Valley
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In Albuquerque we stayed here: American RV Park

If time permits, recommend the Sandia Peak Tramway: Sandia Peak Ski & Tramway - Winter Sports Awesome views of the Rio Grande Valley
We will be staying at the Fairgrounds in Albuquerque.
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We will be staying at the Fairgrounds in Albuquerque.
Does the Fairgrounds have full hookups?
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Does the Fairgrounds have full hookups?
The section I will be staying in during the Balloon Fiesta has 30amp power and water.
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Las Cruces would be a better stopping point for one night instead of El Paso. There are more RV parks available and traffic is not as hectic. Try to time your El Paso drive between 9 and 2 for less traffic.


Honestly, after you leave the Balloon Fiesta you will not have to make reservations on your return home. It will be mid-October and that's not a busy time for the parks. I would suggest just taking it easy with no reservations and it'll be easier on you and more enjoyable.
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I had planned on heading East from Albuquerque toward Amarillo, Oklahoma, etc., but I may head South instead. This would enable us to see Carlsbad Caverns and Roswell, plus the trip originally was a lot of driving on I-40.
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Hilltop has been good for a stopover in Ft Stockton. Going to do it again in April on the way to AZ. I've never had any luck in El Paso. I would take the loop around and push to Las Cruces as mentioned. There is one big hill on the loop but it beats driving through El Paso.
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