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Old 06-26-2015, 11:28 AM   #1
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Bryce Canyon to Capitol reef to Moab and beyond

In looking at maps and going thru old posts it looks like the following is doable in a 43 MH with toad. Just wanted a verification before we go.
Out of Bryce on 12 to 24 (Capitol Reef - probably stay in Torrey) , then continue on 24 to I-70 then South on 191 to Moab. After that we will head to Monument Valley , still on 191, then splitting off on 163 to Monument Valley
Look OK ? How about diesel fuel stops on the way ?

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I did that route a couple years ago in my 40'er and had no issues. The roads are fine. Theres fuel in Green River, Moab, and Monticello. Most of the towns along your route will have diesel. You may have to do a little research to find one you can get in to with your 43.
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Old 06-26-2015, 01:54 PM   #3
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The road are fine for big rigs. All the places and along your drive will have diesel - perhaps not at the price you want but they'll have it. At Bryce, Ruby's is at the park entrance and they have an easy in/out. You might want to top off there before leaving.
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Old 06-26-2015, 02:43 PM   #4
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Thanks guys--- that's what I was hoping to hear.
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three comments:

1) hwy 12 between Escalante and Boulder is very scenic ... there are a couple of short steep places but you will do fine

2) there are two drives in Capital Reef that I recommend ... one is on the west side of the reef it is good ... there is a spectacular drive on the east side of the reef that makes a big loop and comes out at Boulder ..

3) Goblin Valley State park (halfway between Torrey and I-70) is really interesting ... it is a gigantic collection of hoodoos that will intrigue you ... well worth the hour it will take you to see it and walk through the display

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We are planning to take this route in the other direction - Moab to Capitol Reef to Bryce. We had planned to make this a 2-day drive overnighting at Capitol Reef, but due to scheduling, we want to now do this in one day, knowing that we may miss out on some of the scenery inside Capitol Reef etc, but will enjoy the views from the road.

I know these roads require moderate speed and it's about 270 miles from Moab to Bryce on this route, so my question for those who have done this is: How long do you think it will take and/or what was your average speed? We will not be in a hurry that day, just want to get an early start, enjoy the ride, and arrive before dark this summer.

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The road between Moab and the east entrance to Capitol Reef is highway speed driving ... the rest of the trip will be much slower because you will want to enjoy the views (and will have to be watching other drivers who are doing the same)

You will be missing a lot of Capitol Reef if you just stay on Hwy 24
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I'm doing that same trip the end of summer. Thanks for the info, saved me a lot of work.
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Thanks as well, going to be on HWY 12 from Bryce to Capital Reef in May and was wondering about the road. IRV2 delivers again.
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That road is great, easy to drive and one of the most beautiful rides anywhere.
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Thanks for all the information on this drive. Any ideas on the steepest grades one will encounter on this route?
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Ther are some steep climbs which will slow you down, but you can do it. Slowly, but you can do it.
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