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Old 04-14-2016, 06:36 PM   #11
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One quick suggestion, stay around Kanab for a couple nights, then Zion, Bryce and Coral Pink Sand Dunes SP are all less than 80 miles away.....and the North Rim GC is 90 miles south....
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Old 04-14-2016, 07:15 PM   #12
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If you do Kanab, the tour at Best Friends Animal Society is worth seeing. Stayed at Ponderosa Grove BLM campground off Hancock Rd. Pit toilets, no water, but cheap. Coral Sands is just down the road. The Coral Sands CG fills up.
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Old 04-14-2016, 07:22 PM   #13
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We visited Canyonlands but didn't stay there. On the others, I suggest less time at Grand Staircase-Escalante and more time at Zion. We stayed at Zion Canyon Campground and Ruby's and would recommend both of them. No generator noise if you have a power connection.
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Old 04-14-2016, 07:39 PM   #14
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It's about 19 miles from Moab to the campground at Arches -- we arrived there in May the year that they first started doing reservations -- for half the sites. I'd checked in January and at that time it was all first come, but between then and May they changed their system and it was not fun competing for a campsite. It was worth it, but if you are only staying a day you might want to camp in town.

Zion was easy camping -- we had a reservation on the river at Watchman -- in May the river was deep enough for tubing, but in October it might be dry --it was so convenient! We could take a short walk into town and the grocery store was amazingly well stocked. We stayed there for 12 days.
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For Canyonlands Islands in the Sky and Dead Horse Point SP we stayed at Horsethief, another cheap BLM CG just down the road from both. No water there either but they had it at the Canyonlands visitor center. Easy to get to but you need to find a site fairly early, filled up in the afternoon.

PS, watch out for the afternoon breeze if you're downwind from the toilets.

They did have water in the CG at Arches, you just have to tote it to your site.
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Old 04-14-2016, 09:12 PM   #16
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Kodachrome Basin has some full hookup sites.

Yes it does, and we enjoy it there too.
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Old 04-15-2016, 09:34 AM   #17
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Our absolute favorite camping experience ever was in the Devil's Garden Campground at Arches park. Unfortunately, when we tried to book a site there for September we learned the campground is closed all of 2016 for construction. Love your itinerary, though. I would second seeing Kodachrome Basin, though it is close enough to Bryce Canyon to do a day trip to.

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Old 04-15-2016, 09:41 AM   #18
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rbryan4 beautiful rig and scenery thanks for sharing. Can you share your ecoboost towing MPG? Then I will back out and not de-rail the thread.
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Old 04-15-2016, 10:08 AM   #19
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Once again, thank you all for your suggestions. We have some additions to consider, and I don't hear anyone suggesting that we not bother with any of the places I've listed. In general, does the "two full days" per location sound about right? I know one could spend much longer at each, but we do need to keep moving. We just booked our Death Valley reservations beginning October 15. They just opened for reservations today.
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Old 04-15-2016, 10:21 AM   #20
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2 full days would work to hit the highlights. We did about 4 which worked out well for us. We could do most of the shorter hikes in that time frame as well as a day tooling around seeing the sights.
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