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Old 04-30-2014, 09:52 PM   #1
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Utah in Mid July

DW and I are leaving the Grand Teton National Park on the 11th of July and would like to spend around two weeks heading toward home in Phoenix. Other than being familiar with Bryce and Zion National Parks, which will be too warm that time of year, we know nothing about Northern and Central Utah.

We enjoy easy hikes in great scenery, historic towns and sites. Also we get distracted by antique stores and railroad museums along the way.

Anyone got some suggestions? We are in a 36' Class A with toad.
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There are some great spots up Little Cottonwood Canyon outside Salt Lake City. Going to the mountains of Park City and Sundance will certainly be cooler then the flatlands. Plus they are great places to visit. Good luck with your plans.
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From the Tetons you could come down 89 to I-80 to Heber City area. Jordanelle State Park and Park City are very nice. Continuing on 89 and Bryce is another reasonally cool area in summer compared to Zion which is hot. Not sure where you heard that Bryce is hot. If you want to get on Hwy 12 at Torrey, just south of Torrey on the left will be Singletree national forest campground which is very cool and a good spot for touring Capitol Reef which will be hotter. Then continue again south of 89 to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon which is very cool. Flagstaff will also be cool. Also, Flaming Gorge on 191 at the Wyoming border would be cooler temps but once you continue south to Vernal it gets hot again.

It's all about elevation. Have a good trip!
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Moab is a great town to see Arches, Canyonland National Parks and Dead Horse.
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Old 05-01-2014, 10:30 AM   #5
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Thanks for the excellent suggestions.

We are now booked into the national forest near Salt Lake in the Unita Mountains at the Aspen Grove CG.

Then near Bryce at Te-ah CG in Dixie National Forest.

Finally at the entrance to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon in the Kaibab National Forest at the Jacob Lake CG.

Thanks again for all the great suggestions.
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Excellent choices for staying cool! Aspen Grove is 7700' EL; Te-ah is 9200' and Jacob Lake 8,000'. Store it up for entry into Phoenix.

Since you seem to like national forest campgrounds, as we do, I'll pass along this site that we use a lot. Perhaps you use it, too. Have a great trip!

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Just as an FYI there is a very cool place to go if you are an animal lover, (even if you aren't an animal lover). It's called Best Friends Animal Sanctuary on Hwy 89 just north of Kanab, UT, (you will be going right past it if going to North Rim from Bryce). 2500 acres and has just two FHU sites that cannot be beat. We spent a couple days there last Fall volunteering and wished we had stayed longer. If you do go, make sure to take the (free) tour which lasts about 2 hours...it will blow your mind as to how large and well-run this place is. And if you ever decide to volunteer there, they treat you like Royalty.
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Just as an FYI there is a very cool place to go if you are an animal lover, (even if you aren't an animal lover). It's called Best Friends Animal Sanctuary on Hwy 89 just north of Kanab, UT, (you will be going right past it if going to North Rim from Bryce). 2500 acres and has just two FHU sites that cannot be beat. We spent a couple days there last Fall volunteering and wished we had stayed longer. If you do go, make sure to take the (free) tour which lasts about 2 hours...it will blow your mind as to how large and well-run this place is. And if you ever decide to volunteer there, they treat you like Royalty.

DW is familiar with it. It's new to me. It's a real possibility.
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