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Old 11-13-2018, 05:50 PM   #1
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Would like input from you folks who have made trips to this area.
Leaving Knoxville Tn to Waco Tx.The wife wants to see the Silo area {Chip Gains}.
From there to Winslow AZ, then South rim Grand Canyon.
After Grand canyon going to Utah to see national Parks. Have not researched Nat Parks in Utah yet so not sure where to start.Know of ASrches,Zion,Canyon land,
Driving a 37 ft class A with a toad.
Any input would be appreciated.
Figure on taking 4 to 6 weeks to complete trip.
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From Grand Canyon South Rim the logical route would be Zion, Bryce, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands, Arches.
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Old 11-13-2018, 06:14 PM   #3
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in waco check out th texas ranger hall of fame and museum.
in winslow spend a few moments "on the corner" made famous by The Eagles in their song, Take It Easy.
the meteor crater is nearby and is worth a stop.
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Old 11-14-2018, 07:10 AM   #4
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Thanks, I appreciate the info
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Old 11-14-2018, 07:38 AM   #5
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Would like input from you folks who have made trips to this area.

You are aware that it is already WARM?HOT in the southwest in May?

Leaving Knoxville Tn to Waco Tx.The wife wants to see the Silo area {Chip Gains}.

From there to Winslow AZ, then South rim Grand Canyon.

After Grand Canyon going to Utah to see national Parks. Have not researched Nat Parks in Utah yet so not sure where to start.

Look this over as it may help - https://utah.com/itinerary/grand-circle-tour

Know of Arches,Zion,Canyon land,
Driving a 37 ft class A with a toad.

Any input would be appreciated.

Figure on taking 4 to 6 weeks to complete trip.

Possible to start a Lot Earlier? Maybe get a little more time? I'd try to capture a Little of Colorado if May is your time frame, Going home it will be almost Heaven.

Thanks in advance
State Parks need to be Included in Utah.

Canyon de Chelly might be a welcome addition.

Page and Monument Valley are worth the Effort.

Good Pictures/Ideas here - Stan Parker's Photo Galleries at pbase.com

Moab info Here - https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/f...d/29448394.cfm

Biggest concern is the Heat this time of the Year - As most RV'ers head to the Mountains of Colorado to Cool Off.

Hope this is of some help.



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We were in Moab a couple of years agonthe last week of June. It was over a 100 degrees every day.
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To Waco, take I-40 West to I-30 to I-35 South. When visiting Waco you can stay at I-35 RV Park in Elm Mott, TX. It is about 20 miles north of Waco, but is a nice CG. You also have the TX Ranger Museum, as someone else stated. If you want some real nostalgia (ie old fart like me), drive out to the Branch Davidion memorial. Little hard to find, but is nice.


From Waco, you're closer to I-20 than you will be to I-10, so head back north, Take I-35 North and then I-35W at the split (I-35W heads to Ft. Worth and I-35E heads to Dallas) to Ft. Worth to pickup I-20W. That'll join into I-10 a bit west of the Odessa, Fort Stockton area. Then it is a pretty drive thru the TX mountains into NM. Be prepared to stop at a Border Patrol check point along that western stretch of I-10. They just ask a few questions unless you look/act guilty about something.


We'll be in UT mid May until mid June to take in the UT National Parks. We'll be at the South-Forty RV Park in Marysvale, UT. No info yet, but looks nice online and the reviews are decent. It is central UT so plan is to use that as home base to take in the parks.
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If you're going from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon to Zion and Bryce, I'd encourage you to consider visiting the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Less 'touristy' and quite spectacular.

Just a suggestion.

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We went to the “Silo” in Waco this past Summer. Long lines, not much to see. Mostly T-Shirts and hats and books for sale in the tiny unairconditioned store. $10 to park anywhere near the Silo. We spent 20-min total there and that was more than enough.

I know lots of folks head there, but honestly it wasn’t worth the trip and we were already in Waco to begin with.
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From Grand Canyon South Rim the logical route would be Zion, Bryce, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands, Arches.

A question. First park we will see in Utah with be Zion and last one will be Arches as per your suggestion. The state roads leading to these parks SR89,SR12,SR62 and 63 and SR25 and 24. Do you know if all of these are good 2 lane roads or any to avoid with 35 ft class A and tow car.Also campgrounds around Zion area? Was looking at Zion River Resort,Zion West RV park. Want FHU parks Thanks
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The roads mentioned are all good and very popular with RVers of all sizes. Hwy 12 freaks some out because of no shoulders and drop-offs. This is in a very short area - under 5 miles. It's a good, paved two-lane highway and if you normally stay in your lane you'll have no problems. We've done it often with our 40' MH. The whole highway is extremely scenic.

For Zion, our choice has always been in the park itself at Watchman campground - electric and water fill/dump station. Extremely convenient.

If you need full hookups I'd recommend staying in Springdale, UT - just outside the park gate. The free park shuttle stops at a few places in this small town. The shuttle then takes you to the park Visitor Center and from there you'll get on the shuttle taking you into the canyon. You can't park beyond the Visitor Center so parking is really a premium. There are some restaurants, fuel and groceries in town. From here you could even walk to the park Visitor Center if you want some exercise. Again, convenient for getting into the park without parking nightmares. Like I said, we stay in the park so I really don't know about this RV park but it's always full.

https://www.zioncamp.com/locations/u...national-park/
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