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Old 05-22-2008, 04:08 PM   #1
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Scenic Spot between Zion and Yellowstone

had to go to Zion again and Yellowstone for our first time. We'll be in Jackson Hole for a few days before Fishing Bridge inside the park. The dilemma... it is about 600 miles between Zion and Jackson Hole. 300 is our daily limit. Anybody have a suggestion for a good place in between Zion and Jackson Hole? We're traveling in late June.

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had to go to Zion again and Yellowstone for our first time. We'll be in Jackson Hole for a few days before Fishing Bridge inside the park. The dilemma... it is about 600 miles between Zion and Jackson Hole. 300 is our daily limit. Anybody have a suggestion for a good place in between Zion and Jackson Hole? We're traveling in late June.

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Bear Lake State Park, Utah....Then go east 15 miles and north thru Star Valley Wyoming. Check out http://www.utah.com/stateparks/bear_lake.htm
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Sorry, the place we have stayed in a couple of times burned in a brush fire last summer.
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Old 05-23-2008, 11:51 AM   #4
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Yes! Slide a bit East and see Arches/Canyonlands at Moab. Then straight North to Dinosaur NM (a little-known jewel). Then up through Flaming Gorge and on to Jackson Hole.

A bit twisty in the hills, but we did it in our 31 - and I like your style of travel. 300 miles means you get to stop and enjoy.

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Mike----Since Pat gave you an eastern idea, here's a western one. I'd guess you are a car guy, based on your stories at the Feb rally at Dead Horse. Due west of SLC on I-80, on the Nevada border, is the Bonneville Salt Flats. 15 miles west of I-15 on I-80 is Miller Motor Sports Park. Camping is available there when an event is staged.

Woodsy camping is available in Logan Canyon, highway 89, east of the city and on the way to Bear Lake on the Idaho border.

Are you headed to Bozeman? Diana & I arrive there June 26th. Have fun.
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Old 05-23-2008, 03:29 PM   #6
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Head up to the Mirror Lake Highway. It is Hwy 150 East of Kamas, UT that eventually takes you up to Evanston, WY. It does climb in elevation to over 10,000ft, but I was able to make the pull with my 1/2ton Chevy Suburban pulling a '69 Overlander (27ft) loaded with gear and the entire family (4 kids).

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I have camped over the years at Beaver Creek, Taylor's Fork, Lost Lake, Lilly Lake, Moosehorn Lake. I have never had hookups at any of them and I don't even think they are offered at most of the campgrounds. We have only boondocked.

It is about 315 miles from Springdale, UT to Kamas, UT. And another 350 to the entrance of Yellowstone.

When traveling through Utah, I would recommend staying off of I-15. There are sections that are very bumpy and pulling the trailer at 60-65, the cars and trucks are just flying by with a posted limit of 75.

Good luck with your trip and let me know if I can answer any more questions.
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Thank-You..... Thank-You... Thank-you very much (the King)

wow... the forum is such a great place. I'm diddling with nRoute to see what works best. We're going to come back on "word of mouth" - talking to the folks who are camping around us and seeing what is within range as our next stop. We may never come back! My associates here are telling me that if we push to Yellowstone, we'd be nuts not to stop by Mount Rushmore on our way back. We'll see.

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Road Closures

Depending on when you are traveling, the route I suggested on Hwy 150, may still be closed.

http://commuterlink.utah.gov/2_home/RoadClosures.pdf

We have received a ton of snow in Northern Utah and this is the latest that I remember this road being open. It has almost always been open for Memorial Day Weekend.

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wow... the forum is such a great place. I'm diddling with nRoute to see what works best. We're going to come back on "word of mouth" - talking to the folks who are camping around us and seeing what is within range as our next stop. We may never come back! My associates here are telling me that if we push to Yellowstone, we'd be nuts not to stop by Mount Rushmore on our way back. We'll see.

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Yes! Slide a bit East and see Arches/Canyonlands at Moab. Then straight North to Dinosaur NM (a little-known jewel). Then up through Flaming Gorge and on to Jackson Hole.

A bit twisty in the hills, but we did it in our 31 - and I like your style of travel. 300 miles means you get to stop and enjoy.

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I agree with Pat. We did this route (in the opposite direction) about 3 years ago. What a beautiful trip!
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Yes! Slide a bit East and see Arches/Canyonlands at Moab. Then straight North to Dinosaur NM (a little-known jewel). Then up through Flaming Gorge and on to Jackson Hole.

A bit twisty in the hills, but we did it in our 31 - and I like your style of travel. 300 miles means you get to stop and enjoy.

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wow... the forum is such a great place. I'm diddling with nRoute to see what works best. We're going to come back on "word of mouth" - talking to the folks who are camping around us and seeing what is within range as our next stop. We may never come back! My associates here are telling me that if we push to Yellowstone, we'd be nuts not to stop by Mount Rushmore on our way back. We'll see.

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If my geography is correct, you won't be near Rushmore on the way back from Yellowstone.
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If my geography is correct, you won't be near Rushmore on the way back from Yellowstone.
Of course it is on their way home, not just the most direct route.

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