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Old 08-08-2016, 10:42 AM   #1
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Route between Bryce Canyon and Canyonlands

Hi! We'll be traveling between Bryce Canton and Canyonlands then to Mesa Verde in a few weeks... I'm looking for advice on the best route to take.

It looks like the most direct route would be on some smaller roads - 22 to 62 to 24 to 72, then on to the 50
We'd also like to go to Four Corners, but that looks pretty straight forward.

I'm wondering if this is the best way, or if there are any sections to avoid or use special precautions? We have a Tundra towing a 21 foot hybrid.

Thanks in advance - I so appreciate this forum and the advice everyone shares.
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Old 08-08-2016, 11:05 AM   #2
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That is probably the fastest route, but never towed anything larger than a large popup, with a '15 Silverado and had no problems. Hwy 50 is AKA a Interstate 70. Takes you through the middle of the San Rafael swell with some great places to pull off on 70 and view.

However, if you have the time, another route, longer but more picturesque is:
Hwy 12 to Torrey, east on 24 (through Capital Reef National Park), then north on 95 at Hanksville up to I70, then east to Hwy 191, south to Canyonlands. Not much further, but Capital Reef is an amazing park and has some great hikes.
However, there is are some steep grades (8-14) on Hwy 12, I believe the 8 percent is long, but the 14 is not (this is from memory, last time I traveled it was about 4 years ago; narrow in some areas south of Boulder to Escalante but again, absolutely no problem pulling a large popup, about 3200 lbs, with a '13 Silverado.
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Old 08-08-2016, 05:13 PM   #3
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Take hwy 12, the most scenic road in the country in my opinion. The drive through Capitol Reef isn't too shabby either.

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Old 08-10-2016, 03:05 PM   #4
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Thank you so much for your feedback! Sounds like this is a safe and scenic route.
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