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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
RE: Ruidoso N.M. info

83 in the west is about as hot as 65 in the east.Not according to the most widely accepted heat index rating system. 75 degrees with a relative humidity of 100% (dew point 75) feels like 81 degrees. 65 degrees is so low that the chart will not do an accurate calculation. ...Temps are important, that's the main reason for my wife and I leaving NC for the month of August...When staying in an RV in warmer temperatures, shade can be important in keeping the RV comfortable even with an air conditioner running. Trees/shade are much harder to find in the high desert areas than in the forests of the higher elevations. Looking at the satellite photos on Google Earth or Google Maps will give you a good idea about the number of trees/shade in a campground. If the campground is listed in RV Park Reviews, there is usually a link to the map/satellite view of the campground.
trailertraveler 08/08/16 04:44pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Ruidoso N.M. info

...I would choose Santa Fe over Ruidoso... We also like New Mexico. Santa Fe is very nice, but to escape the summer heat I would definitely choose Ruidoso or one of the other higher elevation locations. Santa Fe Average Temp: July 86, August 83 Ruidoso Average Temp: July 80, August 78 The Lincoln National Forest has over 150 hiking trails.
trailertraveler 08/08/16 11:27am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Ruidoso N.M. info

...Ruidoso next summer and we are curious about...things to do...Here are some links to places not too far away: Cloudcroft, White Sands National Monument, Oliver Lee Memorial State Park, New Mexico Museum of Space History, Valley of Fires, Three Rivers Petroglyph Site, Smokey Bear Historic Park, Fort Stanton, Lincoln State Historic Site
trailertraveler 08/06/16 09:43am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: NJ to Yellowstone

If your coming back on I-80, the Cabela's in Sidney, NE has a campground, Fort Kearny has a campground, and there is the Great Platte River Road Archway Museum. The Iowa State Fair is August 11-21. Winterset, Iowa is where the movie "Bridges of Madison County" was filmed. It is also John Wayne's birthplace which has a museum. The city of Winterset has a nice campground at the city park. The Amana Colonies are not far North of Iowa City. The Birthplace of Captain James T.Kirk and a Star Trek Museum are not far South of Iowa City in Riverside, IA.
trailertraveler 08/01/16 09:41am Roads and Routes
RE: NJ to Yellowstone

When are you planning to leave and how long do you have? Some of the services in Yellowstone start to shutdown after Labor Day as do some National Forest campgrounds. What kinds of things are you interested in? There are lots of possible routes with things to see along the way. After all it is over 2000 miles from North Jersey to Yellowstone by the most direct route.
trailertraveler 08/01/16 07:47am Roads and Routes
RE: Best Route From Santa Fe, NM to Kaneb, UT

Make sure you take the short hike to the Newspaper Rock Petroglyph Site when you tour Petrified Forest National Park. Homolovi Ruins State Park is between Holbrook and Winslow not far off of I-40 if you have the time.
trailertraveler 07/27/16 06:20pm Roads and Routes
RE: From Escapade in VT to FMCA in MA

I don't think they meant finding a free FHU....I think they meant finding a FHU and also a free one.....I think. :)Perhaps, but Days End would still be one of the better sites for finding free places (especially since they are likely Escapees members if attending the Escapade). Another would be the Free Campsites Website.
trailertraveler 07/27/16 08:34am Roads and Routes
RE: Best Route From Santa Fe, NM to Kaneb, UT

...There are also more Indian ruins in this area - Tuzigoot Nat'l Monument and Montezuma Castle Nat'l Monument...Just to add a few more to the Sedona list: Palatki and Honaki Ruins, V-Bar-V Heritage Site, Montezuma Well National Monument
trailertraveler 07/27/16 07:32am Roads and Routes
RE: Best Route From Santa Fe, NM to Kaneb, UT

There are a lot of possibilities of which Canyon de Chelly is a good one. Another would be to go North from Santa Fe on NM-68 and visit Taos or take US-84 through Abiquiu and visit Ghost Ranch and the Christ in the Desert Monastery. Then head West on US-64 through Chama where there is a scenic railway Then on to Bloomfield and Farmington where there is Aztec Ruins National Monument and Salmon ruins. After Shiprock it would not be that far off route to take a loop North on US-191 to Bluff and then US-163 back to US-160. On this loop you could visit 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, and the Sand Island Petroglyphs. Once back on US-160, AZ-98 will take you to Page.
trailertraveler 07/26/16 07:06pm Roads and Routes
RE: From Escapade in VT to FMCA in MA

... We will need one FHU...would like a 'free' stop as well if possible...FHU & free? Try checking the Escapees Days End Directory to see if there are any members that offer such a deal on their property.
trailertraveler 07/26/16 02:25pm Roads and Routes
RE: Hwy 191 from Grand Tetons to I-40 in Arizona

We have driven that route many times over the years. It is mostly 2 lane. There always seems to be a few rough palces and some construction somewhere. If you are planning to use it soon, check for the status of fires in the area South of Grand Teton. There are campgrounds in Pinedale, Boulder, Rock Springs and Green River in Wyoming. There is a Flying J in Rock Springs. There are a number of both public and commercial campgrounds around the Flaming Gorge Recreation Area. There are campgrounds at Steinecker and Red Fleet State Parks North of Vernal, commercial campgrounds in Vernal and campgrounds in Dinosaur National Monument. I believe the Smith's in Vernal may have a fuel station or there is one very close by. There are a few campgrounds/rv parks near Price and Green River, UT. Lots of RV parks and campgrounds in the Moab area. There are several campgrounds in the Blanding/Bluff area. There is a campground at Canyon De Chelly National Monument.
trailertraveler 07/25/16 10:14am Roads and Routes
RE: Florida to Grand Canyon and sites along the way

There a lot to see along I-40 between Amarillo and the Grand Canyon. As mentioned there is Palo Duro Canyon State Park and the Big Texan on Old Route 66. In New Mexico, Tucumcari still has dinners along Historic Route 66 and numerous murals painted on buildings plus other attractions like the foundry and dinosaur museum at the college. Santa Rosa is another Route 66 town and has the The Blue Hole and Santa Rosa Lake State Park which has a nice campground. In Albuquerque, the Pueblo Cultural Center and Petroglyph National Monument are worth visiting in my opinion. In Grants, there is the Mining Museum. Just South of I-40 going West from Grants are El Malpais National Monument, El Moro National Monument and the Ice Cave and Bandera Volcano. Acoma Sky City is said to be the longest occuppied location in the U.S. They give tours of the pueblo and there is an RV park next to the casino. On the way to Flagstaff along I-40 are Petrified Forest National Park, Meteor Crater and Homolovi Ruins State Park. You can stand on the corner in Winslow Arizona. In the Flagstaff area are Sunset Crater National Monument, Wupatki National Monument, and Walnut Canyon National Monument. Sedona/Camp Verde/Cottonwood are about an hour South of Flagstaff with Montezuma Castle and Montezuma Well National Monuments, Tuzigoot National Monument, Palatki and Honaki Ruins, V-Bar-V Heritage Site, Verde Canyon Railroad, Fort Verde State Park, Cathedral Rock, Gold King Mine, Jerome State Historic Park in the area. There is a nice campground at Dead Horse Ranch State Park in Cottonwood. All this before you even get to the Grand Canyon.
trailertraveler 07/24/16 01:46pm Roads and Routes
RE: Arizona White Mountains Monsoon adventure...

Love the Big Lake Area. Many smaller campgrounds like Buffalo Crossing are farther from the heavier traffic areas around the lake and offer river fishing rather than a lake. The ride on US-191 from Alpine South to Hannagan Meadow and on towards Morenci and Clifton is a very scenic route and a favorite of motorcyclists.
trailertraveler 07/24/16 10:22am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Heading west thru Montana

...Get off 94 at Glendive, MT and take 200 west into Great Falls...We did this route a few years ago. Nice drive with virtually no traffic. Not many services either. The commercial campground in Jordan listed in some of the directories was closed. The Hell Creek State Park is 25 miles from highway 200. At that time, a small no frills park was open in Winnett. The next parks were in Lewistown.
trailertraveler 07/24/16 07:38am Roads and Routes
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