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Old 10-08-2016, 03:49 PM   #1
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Planning winter trip to Arizona

WE will leave Indiana shortly after Christmas and return Mid March. WE like to travel around to see things. We might stay someplace for month of February, but otherwise would spend a week to explore in toad and then move down road to spend another week etc. Would love suggestions of places to go, great campgrounds, places to avoid. ANything that you great folks might know that would help with trip planning. THe only thing carved in stone now is going to. BArrett Jackson auction in Scottsdale in January and Hopefully Quartzite. THank you so much for your suggestions and help!!

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Old 10-08-2016, 04:16 PM   #2
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Old 10-08-2016, 07:00 PM   #3
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We spent Jan Feb 2015 in Quartzite Hated the rv park but loved the tents and all the stuff to eat and see. We then took off for Yuma and that's where we are going this year Oct -April.

Try Lake Havasu City and see the London bridge (a bridge brought over from England brick by brick). Take the ferry to the casino for dinner.
We really liked Yuma another salad bowl. They have a nice big shopping center also. We also went a
little ways into Cal. a few times, be sure to get gas before you go into Cail. you'll have sticker shock.
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Old 10-08-2016, 11:42 PM   #4
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The Voyager RV in Tucson has every kind of activity you may want and would be a good base for siteseeing.

Lost Dutchman State Park in Apache Junction (eastern end of Phoenix area) is an awesome spot. The sites are great for big rigs and it's a very scenic area. Drive the Apache Trail - at least until the pavement ends.
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Old 10-09-2016, 06:38 AM   #5
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Great suggestions! WIll check them out. WOuld love to hear more!
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Old 10-09-2016, 08:42 AM   #6
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Come north to Sedona. Even in January daytime highs get to about 60. And way greener than southern AZ. But if you come in March (on the way home?) it will be beautiful. We spent two weeks here last winter and fell in love with the place so much we left the Midwest and now live here. Rancho Sedona is the RV park to stay at. Lots to see in northern AZ north of us too, but winter weather will be a factor for that (e.g. Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, Flagstaff).
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Old 10-09-2016, 08:52 AM   #7
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Might want to drop down to theMonaco group and read the Quartzsite thread. Great group of people and know about everything there is to know about the coaches. While there about 50 coach's that winter in Az. can fill you in on what where and why.

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Old 10-09-2016, 09:20 AM   #8
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We love the area from Lake Havasu down to Parker, along the Colorado River. There are 3 state parks in a 30 mile stretch, all very nice. In fact, I am flying there this week for a boat race in Parker.

Also, if you are near Sedona, Jerome, AZ is a MUST SEE. Dead Horse Ranch State Park is nearby in Cottonwood.
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RinCon Country West RV Resort in Tucson has every imaginable activity including a full wood shop and jewelry shop. Over 200 listed activities to participate in if that is your thing. Also, it is a great base for exploring the area. Head out to Tombstone, Bisbee, Benson, Sierra Vista, Patagonia, etc. Ghost towns, old mines, parks, and if you love it, more desert than you can shake a stick at. The Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum is world renown and well worth a couple of days to explore.

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Thanks for all suggestions! Had totally forgotten about Jerome and Lake Havasu. WIll check out Rincon. LOve this forum!
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google Arcosanti near Phoenix. Willow Beach on the Colorado river. Look at Sedona, Flagstaff Lowell Observetory, Meteor crater, Prescott, Kingman,

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