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What's the best route through Bryce Canyon comming from the North (Forth Collins, CO)


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The most scenic - I 70 west to Utah Hwy 23(west of Green River),then Utah Hwy 24 to Utah Hwy 12(Torrey), then Utah Hwy 12 to Bryce Canyon.

The easiest - I 70 west to US Hwy 89(Sevier), then Utah Hwy 12 east to Bryce Canyon. Ruby's Inn is the best place to camp or stay.

Utah Hwy 12 is one of the most scenic roads anywhere - I personally would not miss it by taking the easy route.


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I'm having trouble finding Hwy 23. It looks like you can get right onto 24.


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danpreszler wrote:

The most scenic - I 70 west to Utah Hwy 23(west of Green River),then Utah Hwy 24 to Utah Hwy 12(Torrey), then Utah Hwy 12 to Bryce Canyon.

The easiest - I 70 west to US Hwy 89(Sevier), then Utah Hwy 12 east to Bryce Canyon. Ruby's Inn is the best place to camp or stay.

Utah Hwy 12 is one of the most scenic roads anywhere - I personally would not miss it by taking the easy route.


I agree with Dan. Whatever route you take make sure it includes Utah Route-12. Just make sure you drive the entire route after visiting Bryce. The western end of Route-12 includes Red Canyon. You don't want to miss that.

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mockturtle wrote:

I'm having trouble finding Hwy 23. It looks like you can get right onto 24.


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Especially if you LOVE Peaches!!
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I'd like to take Highway 12 someday but I don't have a TC or 4X4. Will I do OK in the rig below?

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danpreszler wrote:

Ruby's Inn is the best place to camp or stay.


What????

No... No... No... No!

While I have used Ruby's as a place to dump my tanks when the park dump stations are closed during the winter, and was certainly happy they were there.... the North Campground in the park is my favorite place to stay.

Rising before sunup, making a pot of coffee on the stove, taking a couple of steaming cups (with a touch of Makers Mark for the chill) on a short walk to the rim where we watch the sunrise over the Hoodoo's of Bryce Canyon is one of my favorite truck camping experiences.





You can do all that from Ruby's, but it's a longer walk so there's more chance of falling down.



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I'd like to take Highway 12 someday but I don't have a TC or 4X4. Will I do OK in the rig below?


It's a paved road, and I don't recall anything that would present a problem for you. We traveled that route in September last year after a snow. They keep the road plowed. The scenery is beautiful.






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Thanks, NRALFR. And those pictures are awesome!

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James' wrote:

What's the best route through Bryce Canyon comming from the North (Forth Collins, CO)


I-25 south to I-70 to UT-24 south. In Torrey you pick up Ut-12, there are plenly of fuel stops and lot of sights to see, I've traveled Ut-24/12 several times, how much time are you plan on using for this adventure of yours?
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There are many more sights to see than I could post here, I hope these photos and video get you excited about your up coming trip. If you have any more questions just PM me.


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