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Old 11-17-2019, 07:22 PM   #1
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Page to Bryce Canyon

Thanks for everyones help getting us to Page, it was a very beautiful and scenic trip. Now we wanting to head to Bryce and onto Zion thru the west entrance. I have read the east entrance is for 13' - 1" or less. What is a good campground near Zion. Thanks for the help
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Thanks for everyones help getting us to Page, it was a very beautiful and scenic trip. Now we wanting to head to Bryce and onto Zion thru the west entrance. I have read the east entrance is for 13' - 1" or less. What is a good campground near Zion. Thanks for the help
We stayed at WillowWind Rv Park in Hurricane. It was a nice park. The sites were large, and the place was clean. They even had large propane fireplaces at the main areas you could use for free. They were nice on a chilly night. It was about half hour from Zion.
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The Watchman campground is just inside the east entrance to the national park, and only a mile or so from the lovely and interesting town of Springdale. The campground is a short walk from the park visitors center which is also the hub for all the park trams and shuttles. Sites are inexpensive and spacious and the campground is beautiful. There is 30 or 50 amp electric but no water and sewer except at a central dump station. If you can deal with using your own self contained tanks, this campground is exceptional.
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The Watchman campground is just inside the east entrance to the national park, and only a mile or so from the lovely and interesting town of Springdale. The campground is a short walk from the park visitors center which is also the hub for all the park trams and shuttles. Sites are inexpensive and spacious and the campground is beautiful. There is 30 or 50 amp electric but no water and sewer except at a central dump station. If you can deal with using your own self contained tanks, this campground is exceptional.
On their website, it says 12'-6" max on height, what is that all about?
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On their website, it says 12'-6" max on height, what is that all about?
Zion tunnel is restricted - requires you to pay $15 to be escorted through.

Thinking that is likely what you are reading about.

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13'1" is the height limit for the tunnel and 50' total length. If you think the 13'1" would work for you then you'd have to disconnect your car and drive both separately. We did use the tunnel with our 40' Dutch Star but it was a 2004. Not sure if any height difference with your 2018. We've been to Zion often and have also used the route given below instead of the tunnel.

https://www.nps.gov/zion/planyourvis...mel-tunnel.htm

I'd recommend staying at Watchman campground in the park or just outside the park in Springdale which has a RV park. The free shuttle stops at both places. We like Watchman... never stayed at the RV park.

Depending where you're heading after Bryce or Zion here are the recommended routes from Page:

Take 89 to Kanab, UT then south a few miles to Fredonia, AZ. Pick up 389 which becomes UT59 taking you to Hurricane, UT then east on 9 to Springdale or inside the park to Watchman campground.

To then get to Bryce take 9 west to I-15 and go north to Hwy 20 at Circleville, UT. Take 20 east to 89 and south to Panguitch, UT then east on Hwy 12 to Bryce.

Don't be tempted to take Hwy 14 at I-15 and Cedar City to 89. You won't like it! Very steep. Hwy 20 is an easy way to get to 89.
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13'1" is the height limit for the tunnel and 50' total length. If you think the 13'1" would work for you then you'd have to disconnect your car and drive both separately. We did use the tunnel with our 40' Dutch Star but it was a 2004. Not sure if any height difference with your 2018. We've been to Zion often and have also used the route given below instead of the tunnel.

https://www.nps.gov/zion/planyourvis...mel-tunnel.htm

I'd recommend staying at Watchman campground in the park or just outside the park in Springdale which has a RV park. The free shuttle stops at both places. We like Watchman... never stayed at the RV park.

Depending where you're heading after Bryce or Zion here are the recommended routes from Page:

Take 89 to Kanab, UT then south a few miles to Fredonia, AZ. Pick up 389 which becomes UT59 taking you to Hurricane, UT then east on 9 to Springdale or inside the park to Watchman campground.

To then get to Bryce take 9 west to I-15 and go north to Hwy 20 at Circleville, UT. Take 20 east to 89 and south to Panguitch, UT then east on Hwy 12 to Bryce.

Don't be tempted to take Hwy 14 at I-15 and Cedar City to 89. You won't like it! Very steep. Hwy 20 is an easy way to get to 89.
Is the route from Zion to Bryce you mentioned better than taking UT59 back to 389 and then back on 89 North?
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We just followed the Garmin RV760 gps since there were two class a's and we were at or above 65' and 40'...

Probably one of the nicest parks we've stayed at...they sweep the rock borders and disinfect the tables after each guest leaves ! stayed there a week...
lot's of fun trails up the mesa's, but HOT in August on the trails


https://www.zionriverresort.com/

And even though a long ride thru zion to bryce canyon - it is as scenic a ride as we had on our 5000 mile 5 week vacation from DFW to yellowstone and all points in between !
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We just followed the Garmin RV760 gps since there were two class a's and we were at or above 65' and 40'...

Probably one of the nicest parks we've stayed at...they sweep the rock borders and disinfect the tables after each guest leaves ! stayed there a week...
lot's of fun trails up the mesa's, but HOT in August on the trails


https://www.zionriverresort.com/

And even though a long ride thru zion to bryce canyon - it is as scenic a ride as we had on our 5000 mile 5 week vacation from DFW to yellowstone and all points in between !
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The tunnel has to be closed in order for a large vehicle to drive through. You have to drive down the center of the road, as the sides don't have enough clearance. I would not take a class A into Zion from the east gate. That's just me. To each their own for sure. This is not to mention the mountain switchbacks that are waiting for you when you exit the tunnel.
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The tunnel has to be closed in order for a large vehicle to drive through. You have to drive down the center of the road, as the sides don't have enough clearance. I would not take a class A into Zion from the east gate. That's just me. To each their own for sure. This is not to mention the mountain switchbacks that are waiting for you when you exit the tunnel.
Funny how we all react to the Tunnel - I LOVE IT - when I ordered my Coach 15 years ago I could have waited a Month and Ordered on taller -BUT - it would not be allowed through the Tunnel - so at 12' 6" it is able to go through.

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Not sure why it says 40' length as 45' buses/Coaches go through all the time with a permit.

We love the Tunnel - Zion has become so Popular that unless you visit in the winter you have a hard time getting Close - Just Crowded in Season.

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The tunnel has to be closed in order for a large vehicle to drive through. You have to drive down the center of the road, as the sides don't have enough clearance. I would not take a class A into Zion from the east gate. That's just me. To each their own for sure. This is not to mention the mountain switchbacks that are waiting for you when you exit the tunnel.
When I first started planning my trip for next spring I mentioned to my wife that she would have to drive the car going this route. I then showed her a video of how it looks when you come out of the tunnel She said double hockey sticks NO.
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Is the route from Zion to Bryce you mentioned better than taking UT59 back to 389 and then back on 89 North?
Springdale or Watchman campground to Bryce - 84 mi. via the tunnel to 89/12

Springdale to Bryce via I-15/Hwy 20/89/12 - 145 mi.

Springdale to Bryce via 59/389/89/12 - 153 mi.

Driving - no issues on the last two routes.
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