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Old 04-24-2015, 03:21 PM   #71
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From Flagstaff if you take AZ89 north you can either stay on 89 through Page to Kanab or take AZ89A over to Jacob Lake and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. On 89A you will have to drive a fairly steep, curvy hill just before Jacob Lake but it's very doable for RVers.

Once you get to Kanab, UT/Fredonia, AZ area using 89 or 89A, if you want to get to Zion without using the much-mentioned tunnels on Hwy 9 east of Zion, then an easy way to get to Zion/Springdale, Utah area is from Fredonia, take AZ389 which becomes UT59 to Hwy 9 at Hurricane, UT. Then take Hwy 9 east to Zion. This is a easy drive.

From Zion to Bryce you can either reverse the above route and take 89 north to Hwy 12 and Bryce. Or you can take Hwy 9 west to I-15. Take I-15 north to Hwy 20 east to 89 south through Panguitch, UT and on to Hwy 12 east to Bryce. This is also a easy route for RVers. Do not take Hwy 14 from I-15 to 89. Hwy 14 is very steep. Instead, take Hwy 20 to 89 from I-15.

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Was referring to taking hwy. 89 or 89 A to the back side of Zion. Does 89A go to the north rim?


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89a is the route we use. Twogypsies gave an excellent detailed answer. Enjoy.
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Don't short change The Grand Tetons, they are every bit as incredible as Yellowstone and I would say deserve equal time.
There is much to do around the Tetons and the driving is far less tedious.
Need to go in the Tram to the top and maybe walk down or do it reverse and save yourself the fare.
Lots of animals including Moose on the road to Gros Ventre campground if you are lucky.
We have visited the Tetons numerous time. Last time we were there some roads were closed due to bear activity. So plenty of action
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Don't short change The Grand Tetons, they are every bit as incredible as Yellowstone and I would say deserve equal time.
There is much to do around the Tetons and the driving is far less tedious.
Need to go in the Tram to the top and maybe walk down or do it reverse and save yourself the fare.
Lots of animals including Moose on the road to Gros Ventre campground if you are lucky.
We have visited the Tetons numerous time. Last time we were there some roads were closed due to bear activity. So plenty of action

Where should we try and stay in the Tetons, I would prefer to have at least power.

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Tetons: Stay in the park at Colter Bay RV - full hookups
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We have stayed at Colter Bay and Gros Ventre. Both great parks
From memory Gros Ventre not full hookup but if it's only for a few days....
If you stay at Colter Bay I would advise you to also do the southern/south eastern end of Yellowstone as its a much longer drive from the major campgrounds in Yellowstone or Grizzly Rv West Yellowstone
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Out west trip

Well our plan is to leave Tenn. for the our two trip to the Southwest on Monday, and now my front dash Air conditioner has gone out. We have decided not not put this trip off and travel using our roof airs on the generator. My only concerns is the portion of the trip that is the heat in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. I hope our roof airs will be adequate. .

The repair shop saids it will take 30-40 hours, as much as two weeks to fix. We are full time and are really stuck.


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You should be fine running the Genny and roof AIT. We do it all the time. Have a great trip.
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As you're driving I think you'll be just fine with the roof air. Have a great trip and report back on the good and hopefully, not too many bads!
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As you're driving I think you'll be just fine with the roof air. Have a great trip and report back on the good and hopefully, not too many bads!

Thanks, I still may need some route suggestions when I get out there.


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One more question: I am debating staying on the south side of the Grand Canyon, or go on around to the East entrance of Zion and drive to the Northside of the Grand Canyon and Zion.
Any thoughts?


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We love the North Rim for the quietness and much less crowds. However, we've been to both sides often. For a first visit, I'd recommend the South Rim mainly because you can see more of the canyon from different viewpoints. While at the South Rim, don't forget to drive to the East entrance area to Desert View. There's more to see there, too.


That doesn't mean you should skip Zion. It's completely different as is Bryce. If you have time, visit the North Rim also to see the difference for yourself.
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