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Old 03-11-2015, 10:54 PM   #1
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Will be in Moab area tomorrow. What are some favorite campgrounds for first come/serve?
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Old 03-12-2015, 12:58 AM   #2
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Blm area called slick rock.

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Old 03-12-2015, 01:13 AM   #3
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Will be in Moab area tomorrow. What are some favorite campgrounds for first come/serve?
I hope you report on your Moab campground experience.

In the past, I liked to camp on the river (north on Highway 128 or south on the Potash Road, Highway 279) when campgrounds at Arches or Dead Horse Point were full. That was many years ago, however, but now Moab has become so over-run that I am advised by those with more recent experience to stay away during spring and summer. This is the height of the college spring break season, too, so you can expect a lot of activity in the area.

I assume you know these links, but here is Moab campground information:
Arches area camping, Moab BLM campgrounds (includes a Strategy for finding a campsite on Moab BLM), and Sand Flats camping.

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Blm area called slick rock.

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In the Sand Flats Recreation Area, campground "B" is next to the Slick Rock Bike Trail.
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Thanks- we will report. To date I can say that Zion is a construction project at Watchman's , however South Campground (which we prefer anyways is first come. You can drive in until 3/16 then the shuttles start again. Went to Bryce but only one campground open and snow was still on ground. Decided to head towards Richfield and found Piute S.P. located on a reservoir. No one else here, very pretty. Pushing on to Moab; we saw a small contingent of students at Zion and hoping the full Spring Break crowd is yet to come.
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We camped last September in Arches National Park, Devils Garden Campground, site 18, and it was the best site ever. The campground road rises to about site 20 the goes down into a small valley. Site 18 and nearby sites are on top and you are in the midst of great rock formations. I understand reservations are needed but well worth the effort. It is a dry campground with flush toilets only. There's an arch right behind the restroom and amphitheatre. We loved it and can't wait to get back.
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At Big Bend #3 off hwy 128. As predicted Arches, with 52 campsites is full and reserved through August! Very happy to be here- first visit. Going to be here for , weather looks great and will check out Delicate Arch tomorrow early then cruise around towards Moab & Sand Flats.
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At Big Bend #3 off hwy 128. As predicted Arches, with 52 campsites is full and reserved through August! Very happy to be here- first visit. Going to be here for , weather looks great and will check out Delicate Arch tomorrow early then cruise around towards Moab & Sand Flats.
Hike across the canyon to the base of the arch. It's worth the extra distance.
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Thanks Rob, will do!
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will check out Delicate Arch tomorrow early then cruise around towards Moab & Sand Flats.
Be sure to get an early start for Delicate Arch, since trailhead parking is limited.

If you have the time and energy while in Arches, you also should consider the Devils Garden hike. This is one of the best hikes, ever. Take the main trail to Double O Arch with a possible extension to Dark Angel, then return via the primitive loop.

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