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Old 10-31-2018, 02:26 PM   #1
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Old 10-31-2018, 03:50 PM   #2
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Awesome! Thanks for sharing yet another wonderful experience.
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Old 10-31-2018, 05:45 PM   #3
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started planning a canyonlands/arches trip, was kind of scared reading about the 3000+ daily visitors at Arches and hour long lines at the entrance station, all season from march to october....
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Old 10-31-2018, 07:45 PM   #4
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started planning a canyonlands/arches trip, was kind of scared reading about the 3000+ daily visitors at Arches and hour long lines at the entrance station, all season from march to october....

We were there in April this year, cycled in from Moab at sunrise and practically had the place to ourselves until around 11am, cycled back to town for brunch then relaxed for the afternoon then drove back for sunset. More people around for sunset but still no crowds or problems finding parking at any of the parking lots around the park at that time.



Could easily do the same driving in as the crowds didn't appear til mid morning but it's a great ride if you are so inclined!
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Old 05-07-2019, 12:16 PM   #5
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Campgrounds near Arches Nation Park next October

We're going to the Albuquerque Balloon Festival 2nd week of October and starting to put together a trip stopping at Arches National Park for a few days.



Seem to be mostly private campgrounds around there; still looking for any open sites through online registration.



Anyone have suggestions for camping?


Boondocking would be fine.
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If you don't have reservations at the fiesta, one place that first come works even during the balloon fiesta is the Black Mesa Casino, San Felipe, NM. Everything else was booked solid by the time we decided to go (May, 2018) About 25 miles north on I 25. $20.00 per night for electric only. Showers should be available in the rest stop next door; the food is better there as well, at least compared to the casino.

While it is only 25 miles away, the traffic at 4:30AM was backed up over a mile on the interstate. We did manage to get two days of dry camping at the fiesta grounds during the middle of the week.

We went last October.
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We're doing a arches/canyonland trip next month, and are staying at dead horse point state park.
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We're doing a arches/canyonland trip next month, and are staying at dead horse point state park.
Dead Horse Point State Park is a wonderful campground - electric only & they request you bring your water - all theirs comes in by truck. While they do have a few first come sites, most are reservable, and booked well ahead of time.

Even if you don't stay at Dead Horse Point, spend a couple of hours at the point - great views.


HorseThief BLM campground on UT 313 a little before Dead Horse Point is first come, often has open sites, at least if you get there early.

There are lots of BLM campgrounds near Moab, but they fill quickly, and don't take reservations.

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Dead Horse Point State Park is a wonderful campground - electric only & they request you bring your water - all theirs comes in by truck. While they do have a few first come sites, most are reservable, and booked well ahead of time.

Even if you don't stay at Dead Horse Point, spend a couple of hours at the point - great views.


HorseThief BLM campground on UT 313 a little before Dead Horse Point is first come, often has open sites, at least if you get there early.

There are lots of BLM campgrounds near Moab, but they fill quickly, and don't take reservations.

Dead Horse Point
Jon any suggestions on water and dump station in Moab?
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Hey Tractors1 we will also be at the ballon festival. Will. E staying at the KOA maybe see y’all there
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