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Old 09-23-2019, 10:16 AM   #1
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RV Parks and Gas - Utah / Arizona

We are planning to visit Arches NP and Zion NP in early Nov. We've done Grand Canyon and Sedona so we have some experience were to get fuel and were to stay for those destinations but north of GC and Utah is new territory for us.Can you guys suggest RV campgrounds as well as RV friendly fuel stops. Thinking route might be north on either 550 from Albuquerque or 490 from Gallup to 64/160 then up 190 to Arches . Back on 190/163 thru Monument Vally to Page AZ where we'll head west on either 89 or 89A to Zion . No interstates so likely no Flying J's etc. We are in 38ft MH with toad
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Old 09-23-2019, 10:29 AM   #2
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I use an app called Trucker Path. It shows where the truck stops are as well as fuel stops with truck islands where a big rig could fuel up. It also shows rest areas, parking areas and weigh stations. I find it very useful when planning fuel stops where I can get into and out of easily.
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Old 09-23-2019, 10:54 AM   #3
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gouldings rv park in monument valley. wahweap rv park in page.

fuel is available at several places: kayenta, tuba city, cameron, page, kanab, etc.

if you are on 89 north going towards page the turnoff for 89a to fredonia and kanab is before you reach page.

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For Arches, we've stayed at 2 places in Moab:

- Archview which is on the north-side of town
- OK RV Park which is on the south-side of town

I liked Archview much better. I liked OK RV Park's price.

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Old 09-23-2019, 11:08 AM   #5
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Wanted to clarify something . We have a 38ft gasser so we have sometimes have fun getting fuel . That's why I like Flying J's - they seem to be better set up for gas mh but any place that you guy's think will work I'll make note of
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Old 09-23-2019, 12:34 PM   #6
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Watchman Campground for Zion. It's in the park, you can walk to the tram, paved pads, really nice. Plenty of places for gas.
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Old 09-23-2019, 03:09 PM   #7
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We have traveled your routes towing a 30' TT, not a MH. Stayed at Spanish Trail RV park outside Moab a couple times and liked it. Depending how you go, near the Hwy 64, Hwy 160 jct in AZ is the Teec Nos Pos trading post. Good easy access gas pumps, great selection of authentic, beautiful weaving products, rugs, etc. at fair prices with a great staff. Hwy 191 is an easy hwy for RV's. I did not care for Hwy 89A. Very scenic in spots, but the narrow surface on the twisting climbs and drops was not fun especially meeting truck traffic when part of Hwy 89 was closed. (And I live in mountainous country.) 89A does give you access to the North Rim if you haven't been there. Hwy 89 is more comfortable.
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Old 09-23-2019, 05:35 PM   #8
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We recommend Shady Acres RV Park just off I-70 in Green River, UT, while visiting Arches and Canyonlands NP's. Quiet little town without the hustle and bustle of Moab. Great Museum there celebrating the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Scenic State Route 128 east of Arches is one of the most beautiful scenic drives you will fin. Skirts the Colorado River from several miles east of Arches and directly into Moab.

We also recommend Zion River RV Resort just outside Zion NP. Close to south entrance to the park and really nice pull-through full hookup sites. Easy day drive to North Rim of Grand Canyon, or north to Bryce Canyon NP and Cedar Breaks, as well.

Beware of travelling west off Route 89 into Zion NP. There are tunnels with limited clearance, and you will pay a fee to have an escort guide you through.
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There is a state park in Green River, UT. We drove thru to check it out, and it looked nice. We boondock, so we camped at Ken's Lake outside Moab, and it was nice. And we camped outside of Goblin State Park. Just drive down the road and pick a spot. Goblin is worth a visit. We camped at Sand Hollow State Park after we went thru Zion. They had electric, which we needed for AC in June. We also camped at Mesa Verde. That was definitely worth the stop, and the campground was nice, but we camped without electric. One reason I like solar power, we have a lot more choices in campgrounds. We went up thru Moab, and back down past Lake Powell. If you have time, take a tour at Powell, or rent a boat for a day and explore. It is the most beautiful lake I've ever been to. Went once 45 years ago, and have been back almost every year since.
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mnoland30 - we could not agree more with your comments about Lake Powell. Went there first time in 1977 with our 23-foot SeaCraft center console with twin 200-HP Evinrudes - a real life 60 MPH boat. Had a 30-foot Sea-Ray boat pass me one day on the way back to the Wahweap Marina, so I pulled alongside, and the driver looked familiar to me. I goosed my throttles and the race was on. I beat the other boat to the dock by a few minutes, and, as we were putting my boat on the trailer, the other guy shows up. His son jumps off onto the dock, looks up at his Dad, and says, "We've got to get some bigger engines."

The Dad was Al Unser Sr., and the son was Al Unser, Jr.
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Check out Capital reef and the Burr Trail. They should not be missed as they will be a highlight. Also, I agree with goblin Valley it is one of the strangest places on earth.
You can save yourself considerable money if you buy a National Parks Pass. If youíre a Senior you get a discount.
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Amen to buying a Seniors Pass to National Parks. I bought one years ago for $10.00. I think by now the price has gone up to $80.00. Still a bargain. Each Senior Pass guarantees free entry to all National Parks for everyone in the vehicle, and for those in the vehicle immediately behind as well.

I may be wrong about that last part, but that's the way it was when I bought my Senior Pass 15 years ago.
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Amen to buying a Seniors Pass to National Parks. I bought one years ago for $10.00. I think by now the price has gone up to $80.00. Still a bargain. Each Senior Pass guarantees free entry to all National Parks for everyone in the vehicle, and for those in the vehicle immediately behind as well.

I may be wrong about that last part, but that's the way it was when I bought my Senior Pass 15 years ago.
$80 now or $20 for a year !!!
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