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Old 05-15-2008, 02:32 PM   #1
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Hi All: Just had to post a big THANK YOU to LindaH, Ding-a-ling (Frank F.), and Bob Hatch for their assistance back in March with route info for us from S. Arizona up to Monument Valley. This place is magnificient!!! We are staying at Gouldings RV Campground and want to thank you for this suggestion also. The folks like you on this iRV2 site are absolutely wonderful. If anyone has questions about this Monument Valley visit, drop a note and we'll try to give you current info. Thanks Steve & Lynette
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Hi All: Just had to post a big THANK YOU to LindaH, Ding-a-ling (Frank F.), and Bob Hatch for their assistance back in March with route info for us from S. Arizona up to Monument Valley. This place is magnificient!!! We are staying at Gouldings RV Campground and want to thank you for this suggestion also. The folks like you on this iRV2 site are absolutely wonderful. If anyone has questions about this Monument Valley visit, drop a note and we'll try to give you current info. Thanks Steve & Lynette
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Old 05-15-2008, 07:24 PM   #3
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Have you driven the dirt roads through the "valley" yet? If if rains you should have 4wd. We got caught in a rain-storm so heavy I had to stop at the first wide area. Then it hailed so heavy it covered the ground around 2"(all in about 30 min). I think some of that mud is still on my trucks under-carrage 3 years later.
I hope you enjoyed it as much as we do. My wife and I plan to make a third visit soon.
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Ray,IN: We did not drive the dirt roads. Rather, we took the "all day" tour with one of the local Navajo folks who are the only ones permitted into most of the interior areas. Really had a great trip and could sure see why it would be easy to get stuck on some of the roads we were on. We too will likely return in the future. Steve & Lynette
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Gouldings RV Campground </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
We are coming out this fall, how is the campground??

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Old 05-17-2008, 05:51 AM   #6
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Hi Keith: Gouldings is a very good RV campground. It's located immediately on the Utah side of the AZ/UT border on Rt. 163 North of Kayenta, AZ. It's tucked in a red rock canyon surrounded by high red rock cliffs and is likely the best spot from which to tour Monument Valley. Spaces are generous, they have full hook ups if ya want, the whole park is red due to the red cliffs & red hard packed sand parking spots. This is off set by the pleasant green feathery trees throughout the park. Good...no...great water too. Your rig will likely get red if a wind comes through and kicks up dust, and the wonderful sage smell after a light rain is just great....if ya like that sort of stuff. Whole campground was VERY clean and neat. Also, very nice folks running it...all Navajo we think and always helpful. There's a local grocery, fuel, and ofcourse the old Gouldings Trading Post/museum/John Wayne cabin, and the new Gouldings Lodge & good restaurant...all just a five minute run from your rig in the campground. There are even shuttles from the campground to the Trading Post/museum and restaurant. If ya book a 1/2 day or full day tour of Monument Valley, they even pick you up right at the campground office/store. We'd strongly recommend taking one of the tours since ya can't go to many of the park features unless on a Navajo guided tour...and it's VERY much worth it. (Full day was $90. each including prepared picnic lunch. Oh, also there's a very nice indoor pool at the campground. Gouldings IS a Good Sam park but daily full hook up was about $38./night. Hope this helps. Enjoy. Steve & Lynette
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Chickadee:
Gouldings is a very good RV campground. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Hey Steve & Lynette,

I'm glad you enjoyed it as much as we did.
There are lots of spectacular places in the USA to visit - Monument Valley is among the Top 10.
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Just add us to those who loved Monument Valley and Gouldings! Just spent one night there, but loved the trip to and from it as well. The drive from Moab was one of the best view trips we've taken.

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