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Old 01-03-2013, 12:36 PM   #1
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Working on plans for our next trip. Heading to NM, UT, AZ and NV. Time is no problem as we are retired. Any idears of things to see and places to stay would be appreciated. Plans so far are stops in Taos NM , Moab UT, Grand Canyon N/S, Hoover Dam..... still working on our itinerary. Thanks
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Old 01-03-2013, 12:54 PM   #2
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Working on plans for our next trip. Heading to NM, UT, AZ and NV. Time is no problem as we are retired. Any idears of things to see and places to stay would be appreciated. Plans so far are stops in Taos NM , Moab UT, Grand Canyon N/S, Hoover Dam..... still working on our itinerary. Thanks
If you are planning on coming to Southern AZ I would recommend Kartchner Caverns. The state campground is very nice and inexpensive. The caverns are breathtaking.

For the Grand Canyon I am partial to the North Rim as it is much less crowded than the South Rim. If you are going to try Zion NP (Highly recom mended) or Bryce NP its a nice easy trip down to the North Rim. Only issue at the N Rim is there are no hookups.
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Thanks DnD, got any suggestions on campground with hookups in the area of the NP?
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Taos is a must as well s Santa Fe. Do the loop trip from Moab through Utah - Atches, Canyon Lands, Mesa Verde, Four Corners, Lake Powell, Zion, Bryce, Capital Reef. Yu can still include the North Rim on this loop. There are lots of places to stay. We mostly stayed at KOAs when we did it. We really liked the campground at Lake Powell. It is on public land, Natioal Forest, I think but commercially contracted. Take the boat. Tour to Rainbow Bridge.

Note: Zion has a long tunnel. Not all RVs will fit. We camped and took the truck into the park but you can avoid it be approaching from St. George.
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Thanks DnD, got any suggestions on campground with hookups in the area of the NP?
When we took the FROG trip to Las Vegas / Grand Canyon / Albuquerque in October, we stayed on the South Rim at Trailer Village. The big attractions were full hookups and convenience. It's a little bit tight, but we got in with a 40' DP and a toad with no problem. There's a bus that picks up right at the CG entrance and ties into the free shuttle buses along the South Rim, and it's within walking distance of groceries, post office, and a restaurant in the park.
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Tha's down South and back East for us. We might be doing a trip from NW Wash down there in 2015. Can't get to it in '13 and we'll be in the UK for our 50th wedding anniversary, DW and sister's 70th birthdays (within a week of eash other) in August of '14.
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:11 AM   #7
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I dont know how Old you are but before you go on a long trip acquire a (National Park Pass) it will pay for itself just to get into the Grand C! Youroo!!








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Thanks DnD, got any suggestions on campground with hookups in the area of the NP?
If you need hookups then the only place in the park is on the South Rim as FROG mentioned.

Another option is to stay in either Kanab or Mt Carmel Junction. From these places you can get to Zions, Bryce or the Grand Canyon with in a 1 - 2 hour drive. I haven't stayed at any personally so I can't offer any advise from that perspective.
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Sam's Town in Las Vegas has a nice RV park and it is cheap.
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We buy one every year youroo, not old enough for the lifetime one. Thanks to all who reply, great idears...
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