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Old 04-02-2011, 04:09 AM   #1
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Trip to Utah - campground recommendations?

We are planning a 2-3 week vacation to Utah. I'm thinking part our time in the
Canyon lands area and the rest in the Bryce Canyon area. Any recommendations on campgrounds would be appreciated. Looking for campgrounds that are well located in each of those areas for day trips to the surrounding attractions.
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Old 04-02-2011, 07:26 AM   #2
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We like Dead Horse Point State Park which is down the road from Canyon lands. They have nice spots with 30 amp service, rest rooms and a dump station. Make sure you bring water.
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Don't forget Arches and the river walk in Zion! Can't miss these two parks if you are in the area.
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I agree with Richard: Do Dead Horse Point! And bring your hiking boots and camera!

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I forgot, if you should visit Zion and do the riverwalk, be sure to wear swimming suits and good pair of waterproof sandles or shoes and a hiking stick. When we were there we hiked the river and it got above waist deep but it was a blast!
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Bryce has some nice campgrounds in the park if you can get by without electricity. Otherwise the best choice is Ruby's Inn right at the mouth of the park. See this thread about Bryce -- http://www.airforums.com/forums/f42/...nds-68656.html

You'll need reservations for Ruby's Inn. We found the Pa'rus river trail in Zion to be very hot in all but the morning and evening. Taking a dip wasn't an option in May high water.
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We just left Zion yesterday and are heading back to MT. I highly recommend Watchman Campground. Its location is convenient to many hikes, and their shuttle system can take you to many others. And the views are magnificent!
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We stayed in Bryce then nearby Kodachrome Campground last summer. At the south entrace to Zion is a Best Western with 6-8 shaded sites, cable, 30amp, water and sewer. All are next to a creek across the street at $15 a night. You have to watch carefully or you'll pass by. If you are doing this when school is out try to get to where you will camp late morning to get a spot if you don't have reservations. The IPhone has an App called Campwhere that uses GPS and will locate campgrounds and give you info.
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Great suggestions. Thanks everyone.........Can't wait!
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Canyonlands has three campgrounds

One close to the rim with no hookups
One private campground with a general store and pay by the minute showers
One that is just some rough sites around a rock formation

There is also a large campsite under a shade tree that groups use
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If you guys are up for a hike into a remote part of Canyonlands, the Horseshoe Canyon unit (west of the rest of the park) offers world-class pictographs - try googling the Grand Gallery Horseshoe gallery.

You have to go North from Moab, then west to Green River and then south to Goblin Valley State Park (which is a primo destination in itself). Then daytrip east to the head of the trail. It will blow you away.

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More great ideas................thanks.
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We had great sites in Arches and Deadhorse/Canyonlands.
Our last minute planning forced us to take two shorter stay reservations.
We spent just two nights in Arches, and three in Deadhorse, but it worked out very well.
We hiked all the main trails in Arches in the three days/two nights we were there, then hit the highlights over in Canyonlands from Deadhorse.
It's beautiful out there, but was warmer than I would prefer. (we went in late Sept. should have waited until Oct.)
The elec hook-up in Deadhorse was nice for the A/C, but evenings were cool enough for a campfire..
Next time we will try to head to southwestern UT. (only had a week last yr.)

My pic (at left is fom Arches) Near Devil's Garden. Concrete slab realitively private spot.
Here's a bigger image:


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We camp every spring and fall in Utah.
The best campground in Utah IMO is devils garden in Arches. It fills very fast so you need to reserve as early as possible. Dead Horse is nice, & Horse thief is a good second choice that usually doesn't fill up (it lies between Arches and Canyonlands). The Fruita campground in Capitol Reef is a nice little Oasis in the desert. Any of the camprounds in Bryce are great as is Red Canyon just outside of Bryce. We camp there every year in early May and Oct. June is pushing it without hookups and anytime July - Sept. and you'll want hookups to deal with the heat. If you're going during the summer, the Bryce area gives you a better chance to beat the heat.
We're also planning a trip back through Utah when on our way back from a Rt 66 trip during the first week of June. We're going to spend a few nights at the new Shooting Star drive inn. You might want to look into it.
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