We were there last month, drove thru the park in our HHR. Drove thru one of the campgrounds and noticed the sites were snug, but appeared to be able to manuever a few larger 5th wheels and a few large class A's. The road from rt. 191 into Canyonlands and Dead Horse point are in very good condition. We stayed in Moab @ Portal RV Park and made day trips to the different areas. Beautiful country!
We were there last year the middle of June in site E15. It was plenty long enough for our 40 foot coach and Libby but took a little leveling from front to back which might not be a problem with your fiver. Our blog entry for that stop is located here. The first three pictures are of the site itself.
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Wow! Are you all talking about the same campground? We stayed a few times there with our 40' motorhome and Jeep. I have marked the sites we could fit into. They are: 1, 9, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 & 21 with #19 being our favorite. The campground is gorgeous and the road getting to it is paved and almost flat. The campground's name is Kayenta in Dead Horse Point State Park and they now take reservations. Have a great time!!! (By the way, the nearby BLM campground mentioned above is definitely for smaller rigs - maybe 32' tops.)
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I'm wondering if it's a good idea to take a 40' fifth wheel to Dead Horse Point State Park?
I see it's located 18 miles off the highway, how is the road?
Any problems in the campground with a large 5th?
Ut-313 goes all the way to Dead Horse, its not off the road. Horsethief Campground is a BLM site that have site more than large enough for your rig, no hook ups.Horsethief is locate just before Mineral Road and is well marked. Don't take your rig into Cowboy campground its set up for small RV's and tenters and the entrance has a tight 90 degree turn into it.
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We've camped there from time to time because we love the area. If you manage to catch the views after an afternoon thunder shower when the sky is full of billowing clouds, maybe a rainbow, and the reds take on such a deep rich hue you're going to be amazed. It's a beautiful spot.
As for the size of your rig, I can't say from first hand experience as our trailer at the time was only 24 foot, but we had no issues at all. I don't recall any tight areas, and do remember several large fivers, and a couple large class A rigs. I don't recall any steep grades, tight turns, or areas where the pavement was in need of significant repair. Should you decide to take the shortcut through canyonlands to Moab you might be concerned, as you don't see 5ers on the shaffer trail. You should give it a try in the tow vehicle though as it's well worth the journey.
We stayed there a few years ago (when they only had 20a service). Our 5er is only 30' and had no problems at all. Had site 1 also - plenty of room. There were several other large rigs in xg also. Drive out was no problem, paved nice drive. I too not sure whre concern is coming from with other posts.
We stayed at Dead Horse Point SP, Kayenta Campground Site #KA-17 in October with our 35' Itasca Suncruiser and our Jeep toad. It was the last reservable site large enough for us (back-in, Jeep disconnected). It was tight both slope and width wise. The MH needed to be positioned carefully so that our slide-out missed the sun shelter, our side door could not open completely, and the steep side grade (beside the pad) made it difficult to hook up power and access the side compartments. There were larger sites that could work for you.
The road was great, and it is an incredible CG. Try to make it work.
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