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Old 10-24-2020, 03:12 PM   #1
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I am a new member and we are traveling the whole month of November. We are headed to Sedona Az from the Little Rock area. My question is does anyone have any experiences traveling this route . We are using our new camper for the first cross country. Im really nervous about ups and downs of the elevation. Any input would be helpful.
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Welcome from New Jersey, It would help if you added your camper model and your tow vehicle to your info,
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What route are you taking?
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Old 10-24-2020, 05:11 PM   #4
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Have fun in Sedona, it is a beautiful area!
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Welcome from New Jersey, It would help if you added your camper model and your tow vehicle to your info,
My camper is a forest river micro lite 25fks 2020. Our vehicle is a 2019 F 150 v8.
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Old 10-24-2020, 05:28 PM   #6
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What route are you taking?
I 40 into Grants N M. then to Sedona
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With your rig, you shouldn't have any problems. You'll probably have a bit of climbing to do but nothing your rig can't handle. I40 is a good route.
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Santa Rosa State Park a few miles off 40 is a nice spot, but you should check and see about reservations.


It's my regular stop going out of Illinois, to and from Quartzite every January and March.


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Old 10-24-2020, 07:17 PM   #9
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I live in Arizona but have driven back and forth from Northern AZ to Arkansas and on to Virginia many times. I suppose you plan to take I-40 all the way to Flagstaff AZ and south on I-17 to the Sedona turnoff. If you are not yet completely confident in your rig driving skills, I would avoid taking state hwy 89A (aka The Scenic Route) from Flagstaff south to Sedona. The only truly big hill is I-17 south of Flagstaff. Very long downhill southbound. Just take your time. The issue for me has been repair work along this I-40 route (one lane with very impatient tailgaters), high winds at times in the Texas panhandle and the odd early winter storm. There is a nice Welcome To Texas rest area off I-40 in the Amarillo area. Watch for the signs. It really is a no sweat drive.
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Old 10-25-2020, 09:30 AM   #10
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Do drive 89A with your truck, but not with the trailer. When you cross the continental divide in NM it is very gradual and almost flat. There is a long down hill into Albuquerque, take it easy there. It is really a very easy drive. All around Sedona is very scenic and unique, enjoy.
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Old 11-07-2020, 05:06 PM   #11
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We have driven I-40 many times. You should not have any problems just take your time. There a lot to see along I-40.

In Amarillo, there is Palo Duro Canyon State Park and the Big Texan on Old Route 66. In New Mexico, Tucumcari still has dinners along Historic Route 66 and numerous murals painted on buildings plus other attractions. Santa Rosa is another Route 66 town and has the The Blue Hole and Santa Rosa Lake State Park which has a nice campground. In Albuquerque, the Pueblo Cultural Center and Petroglyph National Monument are worth visiting in my opinion. In Grants, there is the Mining Museum. Just South of I-40 going West from Grants are El Malpais National Monument, El Moro National Monument, El Malpais National Monument, El Malpais National Conservation Area, and the Ice Cave and Bandera Volcano. Acoma Sky City is said to be the longest occuppied location in the U.S. They give tours of the pueblo and there is an RV park next to the casino.

Meteor Crater and Petrified Forest National Park are not far from the Arizona/New Mexico border. Homolovi Ruins State Park is near Winslow where you can stand on the corner.

In the Flagstaff area are Sunset Crater National Monument, Wupatki National Monument, and Walnut Canyon National Monument.

In the Sedona/Camp Verde/Cottonwood area are Montezuma Castle and Montezuma Well National Monuments, Tuzigoot National Monument, Palatki and Honaki Ruins, V-Bar-V Heritage Site, Verde Canyon Railroad, Fort Verde State Park, Cathedral Rock, Gold King Mine, Jerome State Historic Park in the area.

Hope you have a Great Trip!!!
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