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Old 05-19-2015, 08:50 PM   #29
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This sounds like a fun trip.

I don't know how you feel about driving in big city traffic towing a trailer, but there's lots of it in and around Denver and SLC.

If you are driving between SLC and Denver, however, you might well consider the national parks (Arches, Canyonlands) just south of I-70. But like the other national parks and their gateway communities, camping spots tend to fill up well in advance. If you want an RV site in or near Moab, I'd phone ahead ASAP. Arches NP will probably be booked up already. Otherwise, one of our favourite first-come, first-serve boondocking campgrounds is a BLM CG called Horse Thief, very close to the spectacular views of Dead Horse Point State Park. This CG is getting more and more discovered, however; but the BLM does allow overflow camping in the desert just beyond it. There is also first-come first served dispersed camping along the Colorado River east of Moab, but these sites are extremely popular with rafters, kayakers, &c.

If you take I-70 across central Utah, the scenery is breath-taking, but there truly are no services of any description between Salina and Green River-- a distance of something like 105 miles.

Considering all of your suggestions. We still have a lot to decide.
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Old 05-19-2015, 08:51 PM   #30
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Shortest way from Salt Lake to Little Rock is 1,500 miles, across the fruited plain. Twenty four hours of driving at safe towing speeds. I usually take three days to do it but have done it in two because of a family emergency here at home. Check your tire pressure every single day before you tow your camper. You will be shocked at how low your tires will be after a cold mountain night.

Will be a fun drive home. HaHa
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Old 05-19-2015, 08:52 PM   #31
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Hi, We will be in West Yellowstone and Colter Bay from July 6th to 18th.

We will be headed home July 5th. /-:
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Old 05-19-2015, 09:09 PM   #32
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Sounds like a long trip in a fairly short time. Hope you don't get home more fatigued than when you left.

When we get home from several of our vacations we feel like we need a vacation! We love to take the Stream out every weekend for relaxation with a boat at a nice, quite, relaxing, big lake here in Arkansas. I can be at Degray lake in less than a hour with the Stream set-up and ready to relax! This trip is certainly more about seeing the sites than relaxation. My wife has a conference in Salt Lake this year. We usually fly to those conferences which are in different city's every year but seeing the road trip we could make out of it we decided to do that. I actually only have 5 days of vacation left but thankfully I work for a company that doesn't mind me taking more when my "numbers" are there but I don't want to push it. So not much we can do about it. Plus, you only live once right? I would rather push through this once in a lifetime instead of flying and missing all these great sights. I'm 29 and my wife is 33. It is a somewhat normal thing for us to drive 1,300 miles in 2 days. Most of those trips were following our Hogs around or other sporting events. We went to Houston, San Antonio, and Lubbock this football season. I know it is different while pulling a trailer but I think in 10 years we will be glad we did it. Only regret it if we don't.
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Old 05-19-2015, 10:19 PM   #33
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Thanks you for all of your insight on the route. I will definitely use your advice, I'll have it next to me in a completely map out our trip... We are leaving June 28th. Hopefully snow wont be too much of a factor?!
I don't expect there would be remaining seasonal closures that late in the season, but at higher elevations a bit of snow may be possible at any time of year. For example, I awoke one mid-June morning at Bridge Bay Campground in Yellowstone to find a nice frosting of snow covering the ground. I'd been walking around in shorts and a tee shirt the previous day and into the evening. My experience as a tourist out west has been that a summer storm is seldom more than a bit of slow driving, or perhaps a few hours delay to wait for the storm to pass.
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Old 05-20-2015, 06:28 PM   #34
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Thank you all for the comments! Everyone in their own way has helped prepare us for a phenomenal trip!
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Good luck

I am planning our first "long trip" - hopefully 4 weeks - it will be in approximately 7-8 years when out kids will be at 10-12 years old.

They will be in school so summer break

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Steam you gonna be driving a bunch for that time frame, but it's fun...yeppers it is, only suggest i would have to those i have seen would be to already have reservations booked where you plan to spend nights. As for the boondocking, not for me. Iffin it aint got electicity, water, and SEWAGE!!!!! it don't gots meeeeeee.
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Old 05-21-2015, 07:43 PM   #37
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Steam you gonna be driving a bunch for that time frame, but it's fun...yeppers it is, only suggest i would have to those i have seen would be to already have reservations booked where you plan to spend nights. As for the boondocking, not for me. Iffin it aint got electicity, water, and SEWAGE!!!!! it don't gots meeeeeee.

So much to see in so little time! Will certainly be action packed! We have most reservations left. Just have to figure out where are first stop will be and where our last stop will be. We're not into the boondocking thing either!
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We are heading out to Glacier National Park in mid June, via Custer SP and Wind Cave National Park. We have it setup so we are not driving more then 400 miles any one day, too much driving and not enough seeing. Still need to plan the return trip, but not enough time to go through Yellowstone, we did that a few years back.
We went across Wolf Creek Pass westbound, last month going to The Grand Canyon, with my wife driving and no problems at all. Yes, it is a scenic drive, and I was able to see it all, not driving and all.

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Since we live in Idaho, our weekend and day trips have been to the Tetons and into Y'stone--it will be cold at night in the mountain west. Please bring layers of fleece or even ski jackets for the evenings and early mornings. You may not get snow, but it will be pretty cold, even so.

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Since we live in Idaho, our weekend and day trips have been to the Tetons and into Y'stone--it will be cold at night in the mountain west. Please bring layers of fleece or even ski jackets for the evenings and early mornings. You may not get snow, but it will be pretty cold, even so.



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I'm sure we wouldn't have packed anything that heavy, thanks!
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We have done your itinerary several times on motorcycles, AS and 38' DP Motorhome. Now back to AS and doing it again. MT Rushmore KOA is a large, clean place to stay. Very busy and loud during the day but at 8:30 kids around us were so tired they went to bed. IF you stay there or near there, eat dinner at the Alpine Inn. Steak, potato, salad for $9.95 and it's not bad but the experience is worth it, their first seating is at 5:00PM.

Try Spearfish City Campground. Level, trees, stream goes through it. Very nice, well run and right on a long cement walking and bike path.

West Glacier KOA - excellent place. Going again this year on our way out to WA and OR.

We try not to boondock. Just like the convenience of our traveling motel. Did enough tent, canoe and kayak camping in early years to satisfy us.

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Sounds like a long trip in a fairly short time. Hope you don't get home more fatigued than when you left.
That was my concern, too.

However........I also understand the need to see everything.

One year we put 30,000 miles on the Interstate, wanting to see and explore it all..

That will work itself out of you after awhile, and you will spend more time at favorite places/in favorite areas.

Have a great time, and travel safe.


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