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tmw188 05-09-2019 09:23 PM

Utah SR12
 
Ok we are staying at the North junction of 24 and scenic SR12 in UT. I don't think traveling scenic 12 to Bryce with a 37' MH towing and needing to do it in one day would be very enjoyable. It's a little over a 100 mi with a 8% uphill and a 12% down hill grade if I'm correct. I'm driving a gasser and and not sure how well it would do. Is it anymore narrower than 128 leading into Moab? I've done Monarch and Cimarron with snow but not sure if it's too long for a day drive? What say you guys that have done it?

Busskipper 05-09-2019 10:22 PM

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Originally Posted by tmw188 (Post 4766232)
Ok we are staying at the North junction of 24 and scenic SR12 in UT. I don't think traveling scenic 12 to Bryce with a 37' MH towing and needing to do it in one day would be very enjoyable. It's a little over a 100 mi with a 8% uphill and a 12% down hill grade if I'm correct. I'm driving a gasser and and not sure how well it would do. Is it anymore narrower than 128 leading into Moab? I've done Monarch and Cimarron with snow but not sure if it's too long for a day drive? What say you guys that have done it?

Rt 12 - RT 24 and RT 128 are all fine in Utah - I've driven them all in the same day in my old 37' Trop-i-Cal with the v-10 and with the Toad - I loved it - Have done it in the Winter in the TS in the Snow and Loved it. Not sure that I really Understand the Question?

Might, if you are questioning it, just drive it in the Toad First then go back Hook up and do it all again - It's a road - RT 12 - that I've driven a hundred miles out of my way to drive it again - Beautiful.

Goblins and Capitol Reef are also along the way and deserve some Quality time also.

Best of Luck,

twogypsies 05-10-2019 10:42 AM

You won't have any problems. It would be a shame to pass it up. Many RVs drive it. You won't be alone. It's a typical 2-lane highway. I think the issue some folks have is that there are no wide shoulders although you will have sufficient amounts of pull-offs, if needed. If you know how to use your brakes on downhills you'll be fine. Get into low gear at the top; not midway. You can easily do it in 1/2 day without stopping but stopping in Escalante overnight would give you a chance to explore along the highway.

tmw188 05-10-2019 07:53 PM

Had a rainy day today in Torrey so we drove the towed to Escalante. The uphill climbs are really long and steep and numerous. The downhills donít bother me after getting Monarch and Cimarron under my belt. Itís the long steep uphills Iím not wanting to do after driving in the car today. We will do the other direction to Escalante from Bryce when we get there for we will have plenty of time. IMO Monarch is easier than the Boulder MT pass.

Busskipper 05-20-2019 07:33 AM

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Originally Posted by tmw188 (Post 4766232)
Ok we are staying at the North junction of 24 and scenic SR12 in UT. I don't think traveling scenic 12 to Bryce with a 37' MH towing and needing to do it in one day would be very enjoyable. It's a little over a 100 mi with a 8% uphill and a 12% down hill grade if I'm correct. I'm driving a gasser and and not sure how well it would do. Is it anymore narrower than 128 leading into Moab? I've done Monarch and Cimarron with snow but not sure if it's too long for a day drive? What say you guys that have done it?

Ran into this old post by mpond - Matt's Photo's really show it all - while this is on a different forum it is filled with great images that tell the story.

https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/f...d/25301227.cfm

Look over and see if it helps - Need a solid connection, as it is Image Heavy - BUT - as they say a Picture is Worth a Thousand Words. This really shows his trip and should answer any questions with an Image :)

Hope this helps,

twogypsies 05-20-2019 01:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Busskipper (Post 4781429)
Ran into this old post by mpond - Matt's Photo's really show it all - while this is on a different forum it is filled with great images that tell the story.

https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/f...d/25301227.cfm


Thanks for posting this. Gorgeous photos of a beautiful drive.

I haven't heard from Matt Pond in a long time, have you?

Busskipper 05-20-2019 02:08 PM

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Originally Posted by twogypsies (Post 4782091)
Thanks for posting this. Gorgeous photos of a beautiful drive.

I haven't heard from Matt Pond in a long time, have you?

Just sent me a personal note - a reply from me checking in on him a year ago:)

He has been busy raising kids but still gets out - said he is planning future trips and might post again if Life allows.

I had that link from a while back and it just answers with Images so many of the questions posters have about those areas. RT 12 with 10 images is really easy to understand.

And Yes, Matt did Post some Images - he has reupped on irv2 so we may see him here in the future, will be great to see how the kids have grown up and the things he might enjoy now.

Kind of a trip down Memory lane for the Old Folks like me. .:dance:

This one in the San Juan's has always been a favorite - https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/f...d/26349709.cfm

Another trip ...............

:popcorn:


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