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Old 07-30-2015, 12:09 AM   #15
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Zero cell phone service is fairly typical of the back roads, rural western states unless you have Verizon, and even then there are some places in the parks without it.
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Capitol Reef is one of my favorite Utah National Parks. The Fruita campground is a little gem in the desert. It is open all year and is first come first serve. There is also a year round campground in Bryce Canyon (a must see). As others have mentioned, there can be snow as early as October in Bryce. The two parks are connected by the very scenic Highway 12, a spectacular drive not for the faint of heart, but very do-able towing. If you do take Highway 12, make a stop in Boulder, Utah for lunch or dinner at the Hell's Backbone Grill. I promise you will not forget the meal.

Zion is always beautiful and can stay busy up through Thanksgiving. I would recommend reservations in Zion if you want to stay in the Park. Watchman campground is the only one open that time of year and can fill up, especially on weekends.

Moab is also great to visit with easy access to Canyonlands and Arches. If you get to Moab, you might try out Dead Horse Point State Park. It is about 30 minutes northwest of Moab and has spectacular views of Canyonlands.

Fall is a wonderful time to visit Utah's National Parks. The weather is usually great, and the summer crowds are gone. It's my favorite time of year in Utah.

Be safe and have a great trip.

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East of Zion is the surprising Coral Pink Sand Dunes state park. We loved it.
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Old 07-30-2015, 08:53 AM   #18
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AIRTRVL... we're in your back yard for a few days. Shake-down cruise with the new coach. Staying at Point of Rocks.

What campgrounds do you recommend while at the South Rim? Living in central AZ, I think we're going to want to do regular Fall & Spring visits there ourselves.
DHart, I drove by Point of Rocks this morning on the way to work.
There are two campgrounds at the South Rim, Mather Campground and The Trailer Village. You will be boodocking at Mather Campground but the Trailer Village is full hookup. The atmosphere is nicer at Mather. You will be close to you neighbors at the Trailer Village. We usually stay at Mather Campground when the weather is warm and The Trailer Village when itís cold and we need to run the heater a lot. We stay away from the South rim in the Summer, just to many people. Make Reservations in advance.
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Check out Moave National Preserve, Hole in the Wall Campground, water only, dump site, cell service with AT&T. Great hiking. Located in between Joshua Tree and Death Valley.

Another good one is Borrego Springs, for boondocking try Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.
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Well, OK, just this once, but sshhhhh-- don't tell anyone else about the Mojave Nat'l. Preserve! We stayed there twice and really like it. Hiking trails you don't have to drive through, and beautiful cactus. It is colder there, however, than at the lower elevation sites.
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DHart, I drove by Point of Rocks this morning on the way to work.
There are two campgrounds at the South Rim, Mather Campground and The Trailer Village. You will be boodocking at Mather Campground but the Trailer Village is full hookup. The atmosphere is nicer at Mather. You will be close to you neighbors at the Trailer Village. We usually stay at Mather Campground when the weather is warm and The Trailer Village when it’s cold and we need to run the heater a lot. We stay away from the South rim in the Summer, just to many people. Make Reservations in advance.
Thanks, AIRTRVL! BTW, are there sites that can handle the 30' Airstreamer?

Really enjoyed our stay at Point of Rocks. Beautiful area!
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Thanks, AIRTRVL! BTW, are there sites that can handle the 30' Airstreamer?

Really enjoyed our stay at Point of Rocks. Beautiful area!
You wonít have any trouble in the Trailer Village. Iím not sure what the maximum length is in Mather Campground. When you make reservation you will be asked the size of you trailer. Iím sure they will tell you if your over there maximum length. We have never had a problem with our 23í but the last time we were there they put us in a site that was a tight squeeze.
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