Go Back   iRV2 Forums > CAMPING, TRAVEL and TRIP PLANNING > Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-06-2014, 02:02 PM   #15
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 121
My suggestions: Estes Park/RMNP over Trail Ridge Road (US 34) to US 40 to Steamboat Springs; south on CO 131 (beautiful wild flower area in June) to I-70; west to Utah 128, south to Moab; tour Arches and Canyonlands NP's; back to I-70, west to Utah 24, south to Capital Reef NP; Utah 12 to Bryce (stop at Calf Creek Rec. Area and hike to lower Calf Creek Falls); one day at Bryce and Zion each; back to N Rim Grand Canyon and start home.

What a trip!! We've done it a couple of times and never tire of the scenery.

Rich & Marcia

2012 24'RB Born Free
richf is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 03-07-2014, 07:15 AM   #16
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Louisville Kentucky
Posts: 34
Originally Posted by Tom3205 View Post
The "hogback' is hwy 12 in Utah. From Escalante, to Torrey, it is only 65 miles, but it is the most breathtaking ride. We did it in a motor home. It is an ABSOLUTE MUST DO...
From Lexington, only you can decide if you want to go "Southern route" and return "Northern route." It really makes no difference if you go in June. But the Southern route gets hotter, sooner. Two weeks is not enough to see all there out there. We spent a month in Utah and did not see it all. If you have "streets and trips", you can plan a route, find nearby places, etc.. Most of all, HAVE FUN...
Thank you! I'm beggining to think two weeks might be too short. I might have the class B dropped off near Phoenix or Denver and fly out in order to save 4 days travel to and from Louisville, KY.

What is "streets and trips?"

Kasebeau2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2014, 07:19 AM   #17
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Louisville Kentucky
Posts: 34
Originally Posted by Tom3205 View Post
Since you have a class B you will DEFINITELY want to drive the "trail ridge road", in the Nat'l Park, outside Estes Park. Another MUST DO..

Just curious, I've read elsewhere others thought "trail ridge road" would not be suitable for a large class A diesel? I've done that route in an suv and didn't think it would be difficult for a diesel at all, really. But you are right, the B is ideal for the T/R road.
Kasebeau2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2014, 07:37 AM   #18
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Janesville, wi
Posts: 619
Streets and trips is a route planning program, sold by microsoft, I think, and you can select a route, look for campgrounds, casinos, nat'l parks, a whole bunch of what they call "nearby places", You can select a "stop", which would be about the distance you would like to travel in a day, and it will tell you what is in the area. It will calculate the costs too. But first you have to tell it your personal criteria, such as price per gallon,mpg. speed, etc etc. There are other "trip planning" programs available also. It is a useful tool. Another tool is "gas buddy". It knows where you are [gps??], and shows prices along that route. If you can calculate your total round trip mileage, divide

by 14, you will see how many miles you have to drive per day, then decide if that is doable.
Tom3205 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2014, 08:21 AM   #19
Senior Member
Gormleys's Avatar
Winnebago Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: CO
Posts: 568
It sounds like the consensus is that you should start at the Grand Canyon and then head towards Estes Park. That is probably some of the most breath-taking scenery in the world! Two weeks and you will only scratch the surface. But I agree start on the north rim and then head up north. You will have to determine what of the myriad of parks and monuments you must see and which you will save for another day. Meteor Crater, 4-Corners, Mesa Verde, Durango and the train, the million dollar highway, Dinosaur Nat'l Monument, Steamboat Springs, then over the top into Estes is a fantastic trip, but skips most of Utah.

You will have to choose and choose wisely...

Colorado '15 Winnebago Forza 34T w/MKZ hybrid toad
Gormleys is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Kiva RV Park in Tucumcari NM on Route 66 Sohapi Southwest Region 12 06-28-2014 07:24 PM
Low Air presure - Park Brake iamduane Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 15 05-07-2014 04:49 PM
H-E-L-P ... Mesa/Apache Jct RV Park Recommendations???? dbandpj Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 3 01-05-2014 06:41 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:57 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.