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RE: Texas State Highway 70

...Can you not "spot check" ground level views on Google Earth or Google Maps (the "little yellow man") along the route to check on the quality of the road surface?...Only if they have ground level imagery of that road. Thanks to those that responded. For anyone that might care, US-60 East from Amarillo to Pampas was good four lane. There was one section of right lane closure. Traffic was light. TX-70 from Pampas to US-83 was good two lane with a few three lane passing sections. The speed limit is 75 MPH which caused me some concern as I don't go over 60 MPH when towing. Traffic was light and mostly passenger vehicles. There was one short construction zone with one way traffic. Again traffic was light so the delay was not long.
trailertraveler 10/18/16 03:24pm Roads and Routes
RE: Camp host rant

We have encountered situations several times in the off season where the campsite host site is vacant and can then be rented by the general public. Often the host sites have full hookups even when all the other sites have none, so it is a very attractive site. Unfortunately, the camp host sign has not been removed or covered. Confusing for the visiting campers and I'm sure frustrating for the poor soul that rents the site and is then inundated with folks banging on the RV door.
trailertraveler 10/17/16 08:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: Texas State Highway 70

Nobody familiar with TX-70?
trailertraveler 10/17/16 02:44pm Roads and Routes
Texas State Highway 70

I am headed North from Amarillo, TX to Dodge City, KS. My mapping program and GPS want me to take TX-70 from US-60 to US-83 to US-54. I looked at Google Earth, but can not tell how the road surface is. Anybody familiar with this section of road? Staying on US-60 to US-283 looks like a slightly longer route. I've driven the section of US-283 from US-54 to Dodge City a number of times and it has always been good two lane. Any comments/information would be greatly appreciated.
trailertraveler 10/16/16 06:55pm Roads and Routes
RE: I40 or I70 west from Zion, NP to NC

Not sure how far East you are planning to go on I-70 before heading South. The past few years it has been pretty rough through Indiana. We prefer I-64 from Saint Louis East. It is better road and not as much traffic.
trailertraveler 10/12/16 08:37pm Roads and Routes
RE: Jetty Park closed, need suggestions

Titusville is not too far from Canaveral. There are several decent parks there.
trailertraveler 10/12/16 07:10pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Utah 24

UT-24 is a good road. If you are taking US-191 North from Moab to I-70 to UT-24 West; you will be passing right by Goblin Valley State Park which in my opinion is worth a stop, even a short one. If you are going South on US-191 to UT-95 North to UT-24, Goblin Valley is not too far North/East of Hanksville on UT-24.
trailertraveler 10/11/16 11:02pm Roads and Routes
RE: New Mexico & Texas trip suggestions please

We have spent a fair amount of time exploring New Mexico. Here are links to places that we have visited and enjoyed (in no particular order). Places that we have not visited are not included in this list. Fort Union National Monument, Pecos National Historic Site, Bandelier National Monument, Petroglyph National Monument, El Malpais National Monument, El Moro National Monument, Aztec Ruins National Monument, Salinas Pueblos National Monument, White Sands National Monument, Tent Rocks National Monument, Acoma Sky City, Pueblo Cultural Center, Ice Cave and Bandera Volcano, The Very Large Array, The Blue Hole, Cumbres & Toltec Railroad, Salmon Ruins, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Rio Grande River Gorge, Kit Carson Home & Museum in Taos, Mining Museum, Tucumcari, Christ in the Desert Monastery, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Turquoise Trail, High road to Taos, Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway, Museum Hill in Santa Fe, Canyon Road Galleries in Santa Fe, Ghost Ranch, Chaco Cultural Historical Park, Mimbres Museum, Geronimo Springs Museum, Old Mesilla, Geronimo Trail, Pinos Altos, Valley of Fires, Three Rivers Petroglyph Site, Rockhound State Park, City of Rocks State Park, Poncho Villa State Park, Smokey Bear Historic Park, Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument, Lincoln State Historic Site, Chaco Culture National Historic Park, Oliver Lee Memorial State Park, New Mexico Museum of Space History, Fort Stanton, Organ Mountains - Desert Peaks National Monument In my opinion, the New Mexico State Park system is excellent, If you will stay more than 23 days in their campgrounds, the non-resident annual pass will be worth buying.
trailertraveler 10/11/16 05:35pm Roads and Routes
RE: Utah's Highway 12

We prefer Torrey south but do it both ways. With the TV; NOT the RV.X2. There are many places to turn off and see along the way like: 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
trailertraveler 10/03/16 09:59pm Roads and Routes
RE: Roadrunner campground, Red river?

We stayed there for a week in the fall of 2015 and 2014. As far as I know, the change of ownership was in 2014. The park had been closed to short term visitors for at least a year prior. We had the same backin site adjacent to the river both times. The utilities all worked well. I don't remember about the WIFI or cell service. We were able to get satellite TV with our tripod mounted antenna. If you want hookups, in my opinion it is the best park in Red River, but it is also the most expensive. It is a pretty good hike to downtown compared to at least some of the other RV parks. As with any park, some sites are larger and more private than others. The Red River runs right through the park and was decent fishing both times we were there. The road that the park is on follows the river up into the Carson National Forest. For those that do not want hookups, there are some nice Forest Service campgrounds just East of Red River. However, some will be closed this time of year.
trailertraveler 10/03/16 11:26am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Utah 12

...make sure to drive it with your toad...X2 There are many many great places to see along the UT-12 Scenic Byway that you likely would not want to take your motorhome. Here are a few we enjoyed: Hells Backbone Burr Trail Escalante Petrified Forest State Park Kodachrome Basin State Park Anasazi State Park Calf Creek Falls Scenic Backways off UT-12 Fishlake Scenic Byway Thousand Lake Mountain Road If you want a less stressful alternative for the motorhome, take US-89 North to UT-62. At Koosharem turn right on Brown's Lane. turn right on UT-24 and take that to Torrey/Capitol Reef.
trailertraveler 09/17/16 08:19pm Roads and Routes
RE: US 191 Flaming Gorge area

We have driven that route in both directions numerous times. There are ten switchbacks in 9 miles just North of Vernal. In my opinion, going North (uphill) is not that difficult. The Southbound decent into Vernal is the potential problem causer. Once you reach the dam, you can go on the East side or the West side of the Lake. The road conditions seem to vary year to year with one route being better than the other. I don't think there is a big difference between the grades of one route over the other.
trailertraveler 09/09/16 09:59pm Roads and Routes
RE: Advice wanted for RV Park near fly fishing

There is a good chance I will be heading south for the winter and leaving the northern Utah weather behind for a few months. I love to fly fish, but I am having a hard time finding an RV park in a warm location with decent monthly rates close to any good fly fishing streams/rivers...I'm a trout fisherman...In my experience, warm climates and trout fishing do not go together. Tailwater fisheries below dams are the exception. In addition to the dams on the Rio Grande in New Mexico already mentioned, the river below Sumner Lake, NM comes to mind. You will have to watch the weather and road conditions to access the trout streams/rivers in the higher elevations.
trailertraveler 09/05/16 06:01pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Route

...headed towards to Ark...After that we will be going to NM...Any suggestions on the best route...Where in New Mexico are you headed? Do you want to take Interstates or U.S. highways? on edit: deleted unnecessary information.
trailertraveler 08/30/16 03:52pm Roads and Routes
RE: Taos/Red river Area

...I would like scenic areas and outside things to do... Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Rio Grande River Gorge, Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument, Wild Rivers Recreation Area, Red River Fly Fishing, Rio Grande Fly Fishing, Cimarron, Red & Rio Grande River Fishing
trailertraveler 08/28/16 09:04pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: New Mexico in October

Go a tad North to Monument Lake Resort... and take in the Highway of Legends and Bear LakeAccording to their website, they close September 11. "Opening Friday, May 20, 2016 Open thru Sunday, September 11, 2016." ...I'm looking for a camping spot in New Mexico for the middle of October...
trailertraveler 08/28/16 06:25pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: New Mexico in October

Chama NMTwo of the RV Parks in Chama close around October 15. The Scenic Railroad shuts down for the season October 23.
trailertraveler 08/23/16 07:02am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: New Mexico in October

I'm looking for a camping spot in New Mexico for the middle of October. We would like to be in the mountains or somewhere with a few hiking trails and a possible trout stream. We would prefer full hookups but can live with only electric and water. I'm open to all possible suggestions. Thanks in advanceBy the middle of October, the higher elevations like Eagle Nest, Red River, etc. will be getting cool and at least some of the commercial RV Parks will be ready to close for the season. I am not aware of any trout streams around Cochiti Lake, unless you go Northeast of Santa Fe to the Pecos area. Taos will still be having moderate weather and there are a number of fishing opportunities on the Rio Grande and its tributaries in the area.
trailertraveler 08/22/16 03:55pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Campground locations on route?

As mentioned, there are a number of resources available. In my experience none of them list every campground and RV Park. Some are more complete than others and some are good/better for certain types of campgrounds. Another option, which is the one I prefer, is to do your planning on a computer based mapping program. I prefer this because I do not need an internet connection to look something up or make a change enroute. There are numerous sources like the POI Factory and the Discovery Owners Forum for both free and for a fee data sets of campgrounds. My computer campground database has more locations than any single source I have found yet and I can even add my own entries. Another option that was mentioned was using a GPS. Many of the campground data sets can be downloaded to many GPS units and then will display as icons along your route. If you like Google Earth, you can import gpx files of campground locations and they are stored in your "My Places" folder and can be turned on or off when viewing Google Earth.
trailertraveler 08/13/16 10:26am Roads and Routes
RE: Deer Lodge, Montana

...We are looking for a layover place near Deer Lodge and was wondering if it is worth staying a extra to see the area...We enjoyed visiting the Old Montana Prison and Grant-Kohrs Ranch Historic Site near Deer Lodge. If you are headed South on I-15, Bannock State Park is about 113 miles South of Deer Lodge.
trailertraveler 08/11/16 02:13pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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