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Old 03-01-2020, 02:14 PM   #1
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between Reno and Moab - NE Nevada

We'll be out west in May and looking for a stop somewhere between Reno and Moab. These seem to be about 750 miles apart...too much for 1 day.

Or maybe we press on further to get closer to Salt Lake City?

Ideas?
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Old 03-01-2020, 06:52 PM   #3
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Ely KOA. I'd much rather drive HWY 50 getting to Moab.
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Ely KOA. I'd much rather drive HWY 50 getting to Moab.
Yeah, I had decided to go Hwy 50 instead of I-80. Good call.

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Cute little town to stop and rest. There is an old steam engine train that you can book different rides. Pretty interesting. Great Basin National Park is nearby - there's a cavern tour that was fun. Way less crowded than other parks, but very beautiful. On a hike we came across several deer drinking from a stream. We had our ATV and there were trails right behind the KOA where we stayed that you could get directly to. Be careful - there is an Indian Reservation near the KOA that you drive maybe 4/10 of a mile, but it drops from 45 to 20 and they were pulling people over left and right.
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If there’s any way to make it to Bryce Canyon or Arches or Canyonlands, it is well worth the time. Most beautiful places in Utah. Unforgettable views.
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If there’s any way to make it to Bryce Canyon or Arches or Canyonlands, it is well worth the time. Most beautiful places in Utah. Unforgettable views.

Kodachrome State Park is beautiful too
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If there’s any way to make it to Bryce Canyon or Arches or Canyonlands, it is well worth the time. Most beautiful places in Utah. Unforgettable views.
Yep. That's where we will be headed.
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Try Great Basin National Park. Leman Caves are cool to go through.
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Yeah, I had decided to go Hwy 50 instead of I-80. Good call.

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50 can get rather lonely. If you go through Elko there is a convenient Walmart just off the highway.
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If there’s any way to make it to Bryce Canyon or Arches or Canyonlands, it is well worth the time. Most beautiful places in Utah. Unforgettable views.
Agreed! Canyonlands, specifically the Schafer Switchbacks is truly awesome. If you have a "Toad" don't let the dirt road fool you. We did it in a Chevy HHR, up and down. Magnificent views! The wife liked the trip back up much better going uphill! LOL! I've done the whole area on a motorcycle and had to show my wife the area. Canyonlands is by far her favorite area in Utah.
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X2 Mooney 78865 on the Ely, KOA. Those folks were great when I got caught there in a snow storm a couple years ago. Our go to place now when in the area. Monument Valley on the AZ border is worth a day, just be ready to pay the tribal fees. Call ahead for reservations.
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If you are set up to boondock and take HY 50 the possibilities are endless. Ive been that way before when I was long haul trucking. I really need to go again with the camper. That trip would probably take me 3 days minimum. Its so beautiful out there.
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X2 Mooney 78865 on the Ely, KOA. Those folks were great when I got caught there in a snow storm a couple years ago. Our go to place now when in the area. Monument Valley on the AZ border is worth a day, just be ready to pay the tribal fees. Call ahead for reservations.
There is also Valley of the Gods. No tribal fee required. If you want to do Monument Valley the fee isn't much but they like you to take a tribal guide. Fees can be paid in Camron at the visitor center on the other side of the Shell station near the trading post. Both are great day trips!
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Ely KOA

A work of caution regarding Ely KOA. Many of their sites are slopped with the access for the sewer drain at the rear of the site, which is up hill from where your RV sewer drain is probably located. That stuff doesn't flow up hill.
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On Highway 50 just pull over when you get tired.
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50 can get rather lonely. If you go through Elko there is a convenient Walmart just off the highway.
I'd pick a lonely highway over a Walmart.
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Anyone that thinks a WalMart is a good place to stop, does not understand Nevada at all.
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