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Old 08-04-2015, 07:36 PM   #1
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Petrified Forrest

Will be heading West on I-40 and thaught about a quick drive threw the Petrofied Forrest. Off at I-40, threw park back onto hwy 180 west up to I-40.

Driving a 40' DP pulling full size toad.
Can this be done?
Anyplace to pull over and get out?

Would be willing to unhook toad but not sure where to park DP.

Suggestions from those that have been there please.
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Old 08-04-2015, 08:12 PM   #2
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When we visited (April 2014) there was lots of room in the parking lot at the visitor center (entrance off I-40) ... we unhooked and left the rig in the parking lot (ranger suggested it in fact) ... and drove about 20 miles of the route ... and then returned and continued our trip.

We saw people who were driving their motorhomes through the park .. so it is doable ...

We were glad that we were in our toad because we could stop at every overlook ...
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Old 08-04-2015, 09:25 PM   #4
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Get off I-40 at Exit 311 and head south to the Painted Forrest Rd which ends at 180. There are some pull-offs along the way for a little exploring. If you're ready to stop for the night, at the intersection of 180 is a gift shop that welcomes parking for RVers. I believe they also have a few electric sites. We boondocked.
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Should not be a problem. We did it several years ago with our 35" MH and toad, plenty of room to park the combination rig at the different view points and attractions.
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Watch out for pronghorns. One jumped up in front of us, we were in the toad and at the speed limit luckily.


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Old 08-04-2015, 09:54 PM   #7
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Thanks everyone, now I know my options!

Heading up into the mountains later so don't think I'll be picking up any extra weight even if it's petrified! Lol
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We thought the far south end of the park was the better part of the park. Huge trees to walk right up to at the visitor center.

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So here is what we did. Parked MH at the North visitor center, unhooked toad and saw it all. Ranger in the center said we could drive it through but pointed out two that he knew we would have trouble getting around and a third that was iffy. We took our time and saw everything then stayed in Winslow for the night. Yes we saw "The Corner"!
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We came from the south (from the small roads) exited the north. So we didn't question what to do with the toad.

If I were at the north end and just going by - for sure just take the toad all the way thru & Bach. Seemed to me it was 26 mile one way ?

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