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Old 04-07-2021, 11:23 AM   #1
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Western National Park Loop

We recently returned from a two week tour of several NV and UT National Parks in our restored 1968 22ft Safari. We had been to a couple of them before, but not with the AS in tow.
From our home in southern CA we trekked up to Great Basin National Park near the NV-UT border, then crossed into UT and spent some very pleasant days at the campground of Great Basin National Park. This was the highlight of the trip as there was a noticeable absence of big crowds, yet the beauty of the area was remarkable.
We then turned to Arches National Park and then Canyonlands National Park, both not far from the desert community and off-road mecca of Moab. We began our return loop by a late-winter visit to Bryce Canyon National Park where the snow-covered “hoodoos” gave us a magnificent view much different than our previous visit in the summertime. The final destination on our trip was Zion National Park, the most visited of all these locations. We saw many Airstreams on the trip, most newer models, but several more vintage ones like ours. We had fun meeting other AS owners and chatting up the fun of life on the road with these silver homes on wheels. We saw all sorts of tow vehicles. Many 1500 pickups and a couple Suburban-size SUV’s pulling 25 and 27 foot models which surprised us a bit. Mostly 2500-3500 size pickups and one gorgeous combination of a 60’s Chrysler station wagon pulling a 24 foot 60’s vintage AS. A wonderful trip overall.
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Old 04-07-2021, 11:46 AM   #2
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Sounds like a wonderful trip....pictures?

We are planning on doing a similar loop Moab-Arches-Bryce-Zion-Grand Canyon-Flagstaff-Sedona-Telluride on our Harleys in June. Wish we could figure out how to take our Airstream too! Competing hobbies...guess, that's a first world problem!

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Old 04-07-2021, 12:27 PM   #3
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For those that enjoy getting off the beaten path a little, detour over to Capitol Reef NP if going between Zion and Moab area. There is some spectacular hiking through there.
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Old 04-07-2021, 12:56 PM   #4
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Sounds like a wonderful trip....pictures?

We are planning on doing a similar loop Moab-Arches-Bryce-Zion-Grand Canyon-Flagstaff-Sedona-Telluride on our Harleys in June. Wish we could figure out how to take our Airstream too! Competing hobbies...guess, that's a first world problem!

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What's the tow and back axle rating on your Harley?
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Old 04-07-2021, 12:58 PM   #5
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We actually did include Capitol Reef National Park as our second destination and loved it. I erroneously listed Great Basin NP twice in my original post.
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What's the tow and back axle rating on your Harley?
I'm sure that would be the tail wagging the HOG!

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Old 04-07-2021, 01:11 PM   #7
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I'm sure that would be the tail wagging the HOG!

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If Wally could tow with his bicycle, why not a Harley?
I wonder if Hensley makes a hitch that would fit?
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We actually did include Capitol Reef National Park as our second destination and loved it. I erroneously listed Great Basin NP twice in my original post.
Excellent, that sounds like it was an epic trip.
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If Wally could tow with his bicycle, why not a Harley?
I wonder if Hensley makes a hitch that would fit?
Maybe not, but Andy at CanAm RV will figure a way to hitch it up!
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Two of us are leaving May 18th from Connecticut for Sedona, GC, LV, and Hurricane UTah to pick up a friend and doing the same. I’m heading back to CT around June 16-17 from Arches.
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