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RE: Route from Yellowstone to Moab area? Is 191 good?

If you do not have a copy of the Mountain Directory, I suggest you get one. US-191 from Yellowstone to Rock Springs is a good 2 lane road. South of Rock Springs in goes through Flaming Gorge and then down a steep descent into Vernal, UT where you can visit Dinosaur National Monument and the Utah Field House Museum. Heading South from Vernal, US-191 goes over a 9,000' pass and a rather steep descent into Helper. There is a descent between I-70 and Moab. South of Moab there are a lot of things to see including: Needles District Newspaper Rock Hovenweep National Monument Natural Bridges National Monument Bluff Fort South Fork of Mule Canyon and House on Fire The Valley of The Gods Edge of the Cedars State Park Dinosaur Museum Monument Valley UT-261 the Moki Dugway Goosenecks State Park Canyon de Chelly National Monument. We love this route and there is likely more to see than you will have time for. Hope you have a Great Trip!
trailertraveler 07/30/14 07:00pm Roads and Routes
RE: Escalante National Monument - What to see?

The UT-12 Scenic Byway goes through a section of the Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument. There are a number of attractions and recreation areas along UT-12 including: Scenic Backways off UT-12 Burr Trail Hiking Escalante Petrified Forest State Park Kodachrome Basin State Park Anasazi State Park Calf Creek Falls Hells Backbone Some other nearby attractions are: Fishlake Scenic Byway Capitol Reef National Park Bryce Canyon National Park Cedar Breaks National Monument This is a beautiful area with very likely more to see than you will be able to do in one visit. Hope you have a Great Trip!!!
trailertraveler 07/29/14 05:45am Roads and Routes
RE: Pebble Creek Campground, Yellowstone

No, No generators means no generators. At the campgrounds where generators are permitted (the ones with "G" in the "Features" column), generators are allowed to be run from 8am to 8pm.
trailertraveler 07/27/14 11:37am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Utah Big 5 loop in Oct- no reservations??

...Near Bryce, about 10 miles west on Hyway 12 is a WONDERFUL little Nt'l Forest CG called Red Canyon...Further on Rt.12 Is possibly our VERY favorite CG called Calf Creek Falls...Farther up Rt.12 at the top of the climb across the east slope of Boulder Mtn. are 2 wonderful forest CGs...In my experience, many of the seasonal Forest Service Campgrounds start to close in September/October. According to the Forest Camping website, Red Canyon Campground is open May 1-October 1. Singletree Campground on Boulder Mountain closes in Early September. There are dispersed camping opportunities on the Dixie National Forest. You will need to get or download a copy of the current Motor Vehicle Use Map(MVUM) or contact the Forest to determine which roads are open to dispersed camping.
trailertraveler 07/24/14 08:00am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Question on Rt 13/Chesapeake Bay vs Inland to Cape Hatteras

Thank you so much everyone for the great responses! So if I am heading down the Jersey Turnpike from New York, where do you recommend cutting off to head over towards the Bay?You can stay on the NJ turnpike to the Delaware Memorial Bridge as mentioned. If you stay on I-295 to I-95 South, the exit for DE-1 is not far. This eliminates the drive on US-13 through New Castle. I-295 merges into the left lanes of I-95 and you have to move over to the right within a few miles so it can be a little nerve wracking if traffic is really heavy. Another option would be to switch from the NJ Turnpike to the Garden State Parkway. Take the Parkway to the end and take the Cape May-Lewis Ferry to De. From the ferry take US-9 to DE-1 South to DE-24 West to US-113 and then continue South on US-113.
trailertraveler 07/21/14 04:54am Roads and Routes
RE: Question on Rt 13/Chesapeake Bay vs Inland to Cape Hatteras

I much prefer US-13 or US-17 to I-95. I try to avoid Baltimore and Washington whenever possible. Both US-13 and US-17 are good roads. I think US-17 may have a little more four lane and coming South from the Bay Bridge Tunnel, you can get off the interstate faster as the US-17 exit is first. Depending on how you are coming, US-113 is a better choice than US-13 through Southern Delaware and Maryland and rejoins US-13 at Pocomoke City.
trailertraveler 07/19/14 03:27pm Roads and Routes
RE: Iconic USA Drives....List Your Favorite

U.S. 191 from Pinedale, Wyoming to Bozeman, Montana...Another vote for US-191, but for the whole route from Douglas, AZ to the Canadian border. It starts in the desert, goes through the White Mountains in Eastern Arizona, goes through the redrock country from Bluff to Moab, UT. It winds its way through Vernal, UT and Flaming Gorge before reaching the section described by fanrgs and then continues on through Montana to the Canadian border.
trailertraveler 07/18/14 05:35am Roads and Routes
RE: E Yellowstone to NY

Good suggestions so far. Besides the hot springs in Thermopolis there is Legend Rock and the Dinosaur Museum. Fort Laramie is not far from US-26. If you are into Cabella's the one in Sidney even has a campground and there is another Cabella's in Kearney. Guernsey and Fort Kearney State Parks both have campgrounds. The Great Platte River Road Archway on I-80 is worth a stop. The Amana Colonies are not too far North of I-80 and Winterset is not too far South of I-80 in Iowa.
trailertraveler 07/16/14 06:34am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Looking for NE and Mid Atlantic Suggestion

If you want to go to the Finger Lakes region and can not get into Watkins Glenn, checkout Buttermilk Falls and Taughannock Falls State Parks.
trailertraveler 07/09/14 08:20am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: taking i-95 from NY to Fla

From Assateague, I would not go West to I-95 to get to Charleston or Savanah. After the Bay Bridge Tunnel on US-13, take US-17 South through Chesapeake or stay on US-13 to US-17. US-17 is a good road with a lot of 4 lane bypasses around developed areas. In addition to Charleston, Wilmington, NC is worth a visit. There is the Battleship North Carolina, several plantations and the historic district that are worth a visit. To bypass most of the North Myrtle Beach/Myrtle Beach area, take SC-9 to SC-31 to SC-544 back to US-17. US-17 will merge with I-95 about 30 miles from the GA border.
trailertraveler 07/07/14 06:56am Roads and Routes
RE: I80 and I70

TT...is the stretch of your route that runs through western Maryland, WV and Kentucky fairly hilly?Spin, we did this from South Jersey two years ago - Del Mem Bridge to I-95 to I-695 to I-70 to I-68 to I-79 then up in to PA for I-70 at Washington,PA...If you are still planning to go to St. Louis, in my opinion, I-79 South to I-64 is the better route. We have done both several times. I think we did one going East and the other going West last fall. I-70 in Indiana has been terrible the past couple of years.
trailertraveler 07/06/14 05:24pm Roads and Routes
RE: I80 and I70

TT...is the stretch of your route that runs through western Maryland, WV and Kentucky fairly hilly?Yes, it goes through the same mountain range as the PA turnpike. I don't think there are any grades steeper than 6%, but there are a number of ups and downs. Check out the Mountain Directory East, it covers most of the route. I-64 has a lot less traffic than I-70 or the turnpike. In the Fall when the leaves are changing it is a very scenic drive.
trailertraveler 07/05/14 05:42am Roads and Routes
RE: Route Planning Advice - Western NC to Denver Area

From Hannibal, MO US-36 will take you to I-70 just East of Denver. Combinations of US-50,54 and 400 will take you through MO and Kansas to Pueblo, CO. US-60 will take you through Northern Oklahoma and the Texas Pan Handle into New Mexico.
trailertraveler 07/04/14 06:05pm Roads and Routes
RE: I80 and I70

OK folks, I'd like to recap. I70 from PA all the way out to Columbus, OH. In Columbus, take I71 into Cincinatti. From there, take I74 into Indianapolis. From there, take my chances with I70 into St. Louis and then west to Kansas City. We'll pick up I29 in K.C. and run up to I80 for the final stretch into Laramie. How does that sound as a better alternative to taking I80 all the way from the east coast?Unless you have reasons to want to go to St. Louis and Kansas City, I-74 will take you to I-80 at Davenport. This avoids Chicago, St. Louis and Kansas City. The last time we drove I-74 a couple of years ago, it was a pretty good road. If you want to go to St. Louis and Kansas City, consider taking I-68 to I-79 to I-64 to St. Louis instead of staying on I-70 where it turns North to join the PA Turnpike through the mountains of central PA. Wow, tt, I never even considered that route. Looks very, very interesting. Do you have personal experience taking that route? And yes, the DW wants to stop in St. Louis to see a friend.Yes we have done all the interstate routes I discussed more than once. We have also used US-34,36,50,54,56 & 400 across the plains states.
trailertraveler 07/04/14 12:54pm Roads and Routes
RE: I80 and I70

OK folks, I'd like to recap. I70 from PA all the way out to Columbus, OH. In Columbus, take I71 into Cincinatti. From there, take I74 into Indianapolis. From there, take my chances with I70 into St. Louis and then west to Kansas City. We'll pick up I29 in K.C. and run up to I80 for the final stretch into Laramie. How does that sound as a better alternative to taking I80 all the way from the east coast?Unless you have reasons to want to go to St. Louis and Kansas City, I-74 will take you to I-80 at Davenport. This avoids Chicago, St. Louis and Kansas City. The last time we drove I-74 a couple of years ago, it was a pretty good road. If you want to go to St. Louis and Kansas City, consider taking I-68 to I-79 to I-64 to St. Louis instead of staying on I-70 where it turns North to join the PA Turnpike through the mountains of central PA.
trailertraveler 07/04/14 07:39am Roads and Routes
RE: zion to Gran Tetons what's on route

...Bad roads are lot of 6% plusgrades...You will encounter a considerable number of 6% plus grades in Utah if you choose to visit several of the great places mentioned in the previous posts. US-191 between I-70 and I-80 has steep grades between Helper and Vernal, North of Vernal and through Flaming Gorge. I suggest that you get a copy of the Mountain Direstory West or plot potential routes in Google Earth and use the "Elevation Profile" feature. Here are links to some of the places in Utah we have visited and enjoyed along potential routes from Zion to the Tetons. Some of the Scenic Backways may not be of interest to your wife and are not suitable for an RV. Utah 12-24 area: Ut-12 Scenic Byway Scenic Backways off UT-12 Burr Trail Cedar Breaks National Monument Escalante Petrified Forest State Park Kodachrome Basin State Park Anasazi State Park Calf Creek Falls Hells Backbone Capitol Reef National Park Bryce Canyon National Park Goblin Valley State Park Moab area: Kane Creek Road Potash Lower Colorado Byway Upper Colorado River UT-128 Scenic Byway Sago Canyon Dead Horse Point State Park Arches National Park Canyonlands National Park Needles District Newspaper Rock Monument Valley, Bluff, Blanding Area: Monument Valley UT-261 the Moki Dugway Goosenecks State Park Hovenweep National Monument Natural Bridges National Monument Bluff Fort South Fork of Mule Canyon and House on fire The Valley of The Gods Edge of the Cedars State Park Dinosaur Museum As for boondocking, there are opportunities in the Fishlake and Dixie National Forests. You will have to get copies of the current Motor Vehicle Use Maps(MVUM) to determine which areas are open to dispersed camping. There are also boondocking opportunities on BLM lands. In the Moab area there are resticted areas which can be seen on this map.
trailertraveler 07/03/14 06:49am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: South Jersey to Lexington Ky

I-95 to I-695 to I-70 to I-68 to I-79 to I-64 is a good route. It avoids the PA turnpike and associated tolls and I think there is usually less traffic than on the turnpike. There are some ups and downs in WV and Kentucky, but I don't think they are any worse than I-70 to Breezewood and the PA turnpike although there are no tunnels. There are commercial parks and COE campgrounds in the Sutton and Burnsville, WV area off of I-79 which should be about halfway.
trailertraveler 06/26/14 04:30am Roads and Routes
RE: Santa Fe NM RV Parks

...We plan to check out Santa Fe NM late sept or early Oct this year...We want to see the sights and mainly south west art...Check out the Galleries on Canyon Road. Take a drive up Hyde Park Road (NM-475) to the Ski Basin. When the Aspens are turning, it is a great drive. We enjoyed Pecos National Historic Park not far Northwest of Santa Fe on I-25. Drive the Turquoise Trail(NM-14) and visit the shops in Madrid where the movie "Wild Hogs" was made.
trailertraveler 06/24/14 06:00am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: How to find places to see closer to home?

The book "A Thousand Places to See Before You Die" describes many interesting places throughout the U.S. I have found a lot of interesting places using these websites: National Parks, National Wildlife Rufuges, State Parks, Scenic Byways, National Historic Trails, Legends of America, Roadside America, Ghost Towns, Slot Canyons, Pow Wows, Flea Markets, Rock Art, Native American Ruins, Factory Tours, Waterfalls, Scenic Railroads, State Fairs, Lighthouses, Breweries in the United States Wineries in the United States, Trip Advisor State Tourism Websites Frommers Guide Fairs and Festivals Scenic USA
trailertraveler 06/24/14 05:37am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Best MOAB camping

Dead Horse Point State Park Campground details
trailertraveler 06/22/14 04:44am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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