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Old 02-28-2015, 03:23 PM   #1
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Utah in spring

Planning trip to Utah's National parks in spring. Would mid April be to early. Also campground referrals. Not after the cheapest way to stay. Looking to spent a couple of weeks there. Thanks David

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Old 02-28-2015, 05:16 PM   #2
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Hi 55stude,
April will be cold in the northern part of Utah. My assumption is you'll be in the south eastern corner. In the southeastern corner April is a transition month. Spring will have sprung, but it could be cold or maybe not. For things to see consider:
1. 4 corners
2. Monument Valley (I have always liked the Utah side of this valley)
3. Valley of the Gods (4X4 may be required)
4. Goosenecks State Park (on the back way to Valley of the Gods route 261 to 316). Drive to the end of the entrance road for a view you will never forget.
5. Mexican Hat, the town. Nice place to have lunch.65. Hovenweep NM
7. Canyonlands NP
8. Arches NP

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Zion should be perfect weather. Bryce is at 8000 to 9000 ft and will probably be quite cold. Both have OK campgrounds but could b tight with a larger rig. Both also have good commercial campgrounds right outside the entrances.
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I have been there in late April first of May, can be cold or very warm. Elevation changes are huge. One thought you might want to look at St George as a place to hub from and do day trips to Zion ( a must in my opinion), Bryce Canyon, Arches, Capital Reef and maybe Canyon lands. Capital, Zion and Bryce could be hit from St George, then relocate further East for the others? Cedar Breaks and Fish Lake are among several State Parks also worth seeing in Utah. Good luck in the planning, it is a great area of the country!
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A base in St. George, Utah for seeing the national parks would require a LOT of unnecessary, long drives. You wouldn't even have time to see the parks!

It's best to move and stay in or near each park for the best experience.
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So much depends on your definition of "cold". My definition is upper 20s at night. With that definition, no problem except maybe in Bryce. Even then, if you are there in late April you will probably be ok. As someone else said, elevation is key. Brice is 8000+ feet as compared to <4000 feet at Zion. In fact, I've been in Zion in late April and it was just packed with people! Utah has been ridiculously warm this winter. Of course, that doesn't mean it will stay that way, but the forecasts are for continued mild weather. We are headed just south of Arches NP for a 7 day canoe camping trip the same time, and we don't have heaters!

The national park campgrounds are probably full now, or at least the ones with reservations. All the areas have nice commercial campgrounds close though, so just take a look at the ads and see which ones fit your needs. I can't give much advice there since we either stay in the park itself (generally dry camping) or in surrounding National Forest campgrounds. Since you have 2 weeks for the 5 parks, I'd stay at least 3 nights at each place. Even though Bryce will be the coldest, they have a large private campground called Ruby's Inn that is across the street from the park bus stop.

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