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Old 05-08-2019, 05:41 AM   #21
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We found that three days made for a less frantic trip. We went from the Lynden KOA to the Umatilla Marina RV Park in Umatilla, OR, then to the Heyburn Riverside RV Park in Heyburn, ID which is then an easy day's drive to Moab. Both are small, scenic, inexpensive city-owned RV parks on rivers and we really enjoyed them.

Also, if you try to get to Moab in two days you will likely be driving through Salt Lake City during afternoon/evening rush hour. Taking three days for the trip positions you to go through SLC mid-day - it's a long slog but we have found that if it's not rush hour, there will still be a lot of traffic but it moves right along at highway speed and is not too bad.
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We're doing a arches/canyonland trip next month, and are staying at dead horse point state park.
We stayed there lMarch 2018. Wonderful campground close to everything. As John mentioned, fill your fresh tank beforehand. We filled our tank at Green River State Park and it was good tasting water. We also brought along a 6 gal portable for drinking water.
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Just past the Arches NP entrance turn left off 191 onto 279, drive a few miles to Gold Bar BLM. No hookups, vault toilets, right beside the big river, free when we were there a few years ago.
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Old 05-08-2019, 08:50 AM   #24
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We're going to the Albuquerque Balloon Festival 2nd week of October......
Tip....get up early (4:30!) and go to one of the morning light ups, there’s a shuttle that runs to the park from different places, one is Coronado Mall in ABQ. Also, a company called Quiet Waters paddling offers canoe/kayak paddle trips (also really early) from Bernalillo that put you right under the balloons as they go over the river and attempt to “splash and go”-lowering the basket into the water and taking off again. It’s a pretty cool trip.
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Old 05-15-2019, 08:42 AM   #25
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Jon any suggestions on water and dump station in Moab?
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There's a sporting good shop (high end, great place) in Moab that provides free filtered water. Just carry your containers in to the large sinks and have at it! It's on the same side of the street as the large grocery store and located in a strip mall with a laundromat.....can't remember the name, but Google will find it for you.
Also, on the outside of town (farthest from the NP) there's an rv shop with a dump station. Nice folks.
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Old 05-15-2019, 10:39 AM   #26
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We found that three days made for a less frantic trip. We went from the Lynden KOA to the Umatilla Marina RV Park in Umatilla, OR, then to the Heyburn Riverside RV Park in Heyburn, ID which is then an easy day's drive to Moab. Both are small, scenic, inexpensive city-owned RV parks on rivers and we really enjoyed them.

Also, if you try to get to Moab in two days you will likely be driving through Salt Lake City during afternoon/evening rush hour. Taking three days for the trip positions you to go through SLC mid-day - it's a long slog but we have found that if it's not rush hour, there will still be a lot of traffic but it moves right along at highway speed and is not too bad.
Again Good Info Made reservations in Umatilla and Heyburn. Unfortunately waited too long and could not get into Dead Horse State Park and Grand Canyon North Rim. I'll know better next time. Might split the nights around Mexican Hat between Goosenecks and Valley of the Gods.
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Good morning
There's a sporting good shop (high end, great place) in Moab that provides free filtered water. Just carry your containers in to the large sinks and have at it! It's on the same side of the street as the large grocery store and located in a strip mall with a laundromat.....can't remember the name, but Google will find it for you.
Also, on the outside of town (farthest from the NP) there's an rv shop with a dump station. Nice folks.
those sinks large enough to fill a 5 gallon water cooler style bottle ?


googling, I'm guessing its "GearHeads Outdoor Store", GEARHEADS OUTDOOR STORE - GearHeads Outdoor Store
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Unfortunately waited too long and could not get into Dead Horse State Park and Grand Canyon North Rim. I'll know better next time. Might split the nights around Mexican Hat between Goosenecks and Valley of the Gods.
Dead Horse, and North Rim, are the kind of places you more or less need reservations as soon as the reservation window opens.
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