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Old 04-16-2016, 10:16 AM   #1
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Is Route 89A ok for travel hauling 38 ft fifth wheel heading north from Grand Canyon to Zion. Or would it be better to stay on route 89. Looking for best route
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Old 04-16-2016, 10:26 AM   #2
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Best route is to stay on 89 through Page over to Kanab Ut. 89A is a beautiful drive along the face of the Vermillion Cliffs but then you have a pretty good climb with tight turns going up to Jacobs Lake. But on the other hand there is one heck of a grade going from Bitter Springs up to Page.
Although making a run from the South rim of the Grand Canyon with an overnighter at the Jacobs Lake area is what I myself would do.
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Old 04-16-2016, 11:56 AM   #3
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Page route tops out at 6000 feet and 89a at close to 8000 feet. Take your pick.


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Old 04-16-2016, 12:07 PM   #4
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When we went to Page last year, there is a road they paved when 89 was closed, I think it is copper mine road. It is very nice, very straight, not too hilly and no traffic! We traveled down 89 from Page to go to Grand Canyon and we were very glad we did not pull our trailer that way, very steep hill, very very pretty, but steep.
Page is a nice place, Glen Canyon Dam, Colorado river floats, we stayed 2 weeks and did the Grand Circle!
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Oh yeah and Antelope canyon! Seriously you do not want to miss it, other worldly beautiful!
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I can't comment on the eastern section of 89A but west of Jacob's Lake to Zion is no problem whatsoever...We did the run FROM zion to north Rim GC on that route this past summer.
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Ditto on the Antelope Canyon. I will recommend the Lower Antelope Canyon. On the same side of the highway as the big power generating station. Amazing!!
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Old 04-17-2016, 08:18 PM   #8
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If traveling from Grand Canyon South Rim to Zion, I'd recommend 89A, and spend a night or two on the North Rim. Totally different from South Rim, and about 1000 feet higher elevation. Closed in late Fall until late Spring. Suggest you avoid coming into Zion from the east and through the tunnel, especially with a trailer. You must stop at the east entrance, arrange for an escort, and pay a fee ( last I checked it was about $40.00). Instead follow SR 389 and 59 thru Hurricane, UT, then East to Zion. Zion River RV is one of our favorites.
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