The RV section of the Shooting Star is nothing to write home about, but Mark has plans to spruce it up in the next season or so. However the rest of it is great - and there's nothing like sitting in a classic convertible under the stars watching a classic movie on the big drive-in screen. Be sure to go to the snack shack (a restored vintage Airstream) while the cartoon is playing, then settle in for a classic movie from Mark's extensive collection :-)
A couple weeks before we were there, the NBC Today show did a feature on Highway 12, and shot footage at the Shooting Star as well. As a result, he's gotten a lot of inquiries
And highway 12 between Escalante and Boulder is amazing - there's a stretch of road called Hogsback that runs along the top a narrow ridge, with steep drop-offs on each side into sweeping canyons. Some switchbacks climbing up and down to it, but easily negotiable with trailer. Don't miss it.
And, if the timing is right, there's a fine restaurant in Boulder, Hells Backbone Grill. Despite Boulder being miles from anywhere, and a with a population of 150, this restaurant rivals the best big cities can can offer in quality.