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Old 08-05-2016, 10:56 AM   #29
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We stayed at monument valley in the goulding's campground. It is a great campground, if you like the desert. Sand and red rocks. The scenery is beautiful, but if you are a resort person, you will probably not like it as much as we did. When you get to the bridge and dam at page, make sure you stop and get out to enjoy the view. The visitor center has parking for RV's at the back of the main parking lot. Easy access. spend the night at Kanab in the Kanab RV corral. Don't miss the north rim of the grand canyon. Only 15% of the people visit the north rim. We also visited Zion from Kanab. Go up to Panguitch and stay at the Panguitck KOA. Take scenic hwy 12 to Bryce, Kodachrome state park and Grand staircase Escalante.
Thanks for all of the good information. I looked at the Goulding's campground website. It looks awesome and actually, a bit too "resort like" for what we are looking to do. We are looking forward to doing some dispersed boondocking hopefully in a private spot. Looking to get off the beaten path some as much as our beloved Sea Breeze will allow, then go forward by Jeep. When the Jeep can go no further, we have mountain bikes and finally, healthy legs! Thanks for all of the great info and my apologies to the OP on hijacking the thread.
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Thanks for all of the good information. I looked at the Goulding's campground website. It looks awesome and actually, a bit too "resort like" for what we are looking to do. We are looking forward to doing some dispersed boondocking hopefully in a private spot. Looking to get off the beaten path some as much as our beloved Sea Breeze will allow, then go forward by Jeep. When the Jeep can go no further, we have mountain bikes and finally, healthy legs! Thanks for all of the great info and my apologies to the OP on hijacking the thread.
Take a look a Goosenecks State Park. It's just a few miles up the road from Gouldings, past Mexican Hat.
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We are headed to Capital Reef NP next month. I've made reservations at Thousand Lakes in Torrey, UT.

We are looking forward to the trip, we went to Bryce Canyon earlier this year and camped over by Tropic and drove into the park.
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Even three weeks in Southern Utah isn't enough, we have been several times all the way from Alaska. Not even counting the trip down just hiking the center valley at Zion if you hit all the published trails it will take a solid week. Just doing the Narrows down (about 16 miles) is a full 12 hour day or an over night. We haven't hit Bryce or several of the state parks yet 2017 Bryce is our main goal (planning at least 5 days).

Choose one destination maybe two; spend time in which ever you choose. Get out to explore, just in Arches if you hike some of the long trails you will be out most of the day.

Hike Calf creek, near Escalante if you get a chance we really enjoyed the lower trail.
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Even three weeks in Southern Utah isn't enough, we have been several times all the way from Alaska. Not even counting the trip down just hiking the center valley at Zion if you hit all the published trails it will take a solid week. Just doing the Narrows down (about 16 miles) is a full 12 hour day or an over night. We haven't hit Bryce or several of the state parks yet 2017 Bryce is our main goal (planning at least 5 days).

Choose one destination maybe two; spend time in which ever you choose. Get out to explore, just in Arches if you hike some of the long trails you will be out most of the day.

Hike Calf creek, near Escalante if you get a chance we really enjoyed the lower trail.
I agree with not having enough time to explore everything. We spent 1 entire day at Mesa Verde, drove to the Arches area that night. Spent 1 whole day in Arches then spent the night in a nearby campground. Drove the next morning to Goose Necks and camped. We explored the Valley of the Gods loop in the Jeep from there. Then, drove through Monument Valley on the way back to I40. We feel like we just scratched the surface and can't wait to go back. Stopped off at Cadillac Ranch on the way home just for fun.
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Sounds like you folks had a great time. We go to Moab every year and never get tired of Utah. Just left OK RV Park in Moab Nov 1st after a six week stay and we are booked for next year in Sept. We also enjoy dry camping at Ken's Lake south of Moab overlooking the La Sal mountains. Will spend the winter in AZ and continue our full time travels.
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We also enjoy dry camping at Ken's Lake south of Moab overlooking the La Sal mountains.
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Southern Utah is an endless sight seeing adventure. If you want something a little less traveled, check out goblin valley and temple mountain You can check out the history of the uranium mines and for an adventure, hike little wild horse slot canyon


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We love Utah this is our second trip in three yrs. traveling from Alaska means we have to plan carefully to make the most of every minute. I leave Ak. April 1 pickup Joyce in Salt lake on the 8th. Our trip effectively begins in Salt Lake heading toward Moab, but nothing is set in stone. I would appreciate any help setting an itinerary, we've been to Zion, Arches, Canyon Land several small parks in between. Bryce was on the agenda, but it snowed 2 days.
This year Moab, Monument, N. rim, Kolob, and Bryce are the highlights we have at least 6 weeks as long as it doesn't get tooooo hot then start back to Ak.

Please contribute.

I will be glad to help with anyone heading to Alaska or the Yukon, we are still learning about BC we've only travel the Cassiar 4 times, many places to hike and explore there.
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To begin your trip in April I'd recommending heading to Moab as it gets HOT in May. Save the North Rim of the Grand Canyon NP for your ending since it first opens mid-May. That early you should be able to get a site in the Rim's campground but if not, just outside the entrance is DeMotte national forest campground which is very nice.


https://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/hours.htm

From Moab other stops to consider are Natural Bridges Nat'l Monument on Hwy 95, then to Hwy 24 at Torrey for Capitol Reef National Park. Its campground is lush with trees and very peaceful. Then take Hwy 12 to Grand Staircase Escalante NP and if you're a hiker there are a few easy slot canyons to get to and easy to do hikes.

Peekaboo and Spooky are a couple.

http://www.americansouthwest.net/slot_canyons/index.html

Continue on to Kodachrome Basin State Park and on to Bryce. From there you can do the North Rim and head to I-15 and home.

Keep in mind that all the national parks have excellent web sites for lots of good information including things to do, camping, road conditions and alerts.

One 'alert' for Arches Nat'l Park at Moab is major construction going on all summer and the campground will be closed all summer. Traveling the park road will probably be slow.
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TwoGypsies; We will be heading back thru Salt Lake, then on to I84 toward Portland, then back track to Oroville, Washington up to Prince George that being our next decision point, Cassiar or Alcan.

Our interest is in the waterfalls in Idaho and the Columbia Gorge, do you have any places to suggest? Anyone else have suggestions?
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Not sure what waterfalls you plan on visiting but here's a good site and route for seeing some of them:

The Most Epic North Idaho Waterfalls Road Trip You'll Ever Take
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Not sure what waterfalls you plan on visiting but here's a good site and route for seeing some of them:

The Most Epic North Idaho Waterfalls Road Trip You'll Ever Take
I just added 6 waterfall stops in Idaho to the GPS.
I can't do it all in one trip; it looks like we will be heading back to Idaho to visit more sites at a later date.

I like planning almost as much as making the trip.
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