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Old 03-10-2014, 09:49 AM   #531
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Any park suggestions for the Grand Canyon?
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Old 03-10-2014, 09:52 AM   #532
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North Rim or South?
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Old 03-10-2014, 03:31 PM   #533
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Not sure...never been there.....I'm coming from the east
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Two very different ways to see the canyon. North rim is much higher elevation and much cooler. They close in winter for snow. Campground in the park is..you guesssed it, North Rim CG. In the Kaibab National Forest on the way to the park are Demotte 15 mi to the park entrance or Jacob lake about 35 mi . Your rig looks like you can dry camp without any problems and all these are standard National Forest/Park no hook up spaces. South Rim is HOT!! in the summer but really nice spring and fall. More camping and private RV campgrounds available there. Use the Good Sam trip planner and you'll see plenty of options. This is one we plan to try out possibly this fall [url=http://www.thetrain.com/]
If you hit South Rim first then travel around to the North rim you can travel back home up highway 89 and catch Zion NP and Bryce Canyon NP as you head back east. If you're really into it Arches NP I-70 isn't that far away either. We really do live in a "Pretty Great" state
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Old 03-10-2014, 04:18 PM   #535
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Thanks I'll definately use GS trip planner, but also like to ask people for their opinions. We will be traveling in the summer, and be out there about a week. I have seen at least one park that's in the canyon. I'm assuming that's the state park you talking about. That will likely be the route we take. Thanks again for the info and pictures.
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Summer trip,North Rim, for sure!
Safe travels and Much Fun!
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Awesome thanks, North Rim is where I will focus. What state is the north rim?
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Old 03-10-2014, 05:00 PM   #538
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Just over the border in Arizona, but we claim it as part of Utah
They can have the South Rim.
If you want a taste of what the park was like before paved roads, safety approved overlooks and way too many people; I'd suggest the 17mi unpaved road to Point Sublime. Check at the Ranger station for any closures but well worth the drive. Take lunch, spend the day and imagine it's 1940. Take all the little turnouts and walk out onto the overlooks and you will have a feel for what the early tourists enjoyed. Sunset at Point Sublime is to die for. BTW the lodge restaurant is an absolute must for at least one dinner out $$. Excellent food and a beautiful setting.
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Gearing up for Catherines Landing

Got reservations for 10 days at Catherines Landing near Hot Springs arriving on May 23rd. Really looking forward to some "un-rushed" camping. We have only done fairly local weekend trips since getting into the camping groove. Longest trip so far was 4 days. I know enough to know that aint enough.
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Got reservations for 10 days at Catherines Landing near Hot Springs arriving on May 23rd. Really looking forward to some "un-rushed" camping. We have only done fairly local weekend trips since getting into the camping groove. Longest trip so far was 4 days. I know enough to know that aint enough.

Very nice CG.

We will be heading to Desoto State Park for 5 days then on the Anchor Down RV Resort in Dandridge TN for 5 days. Can't wait.
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