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RE: AZ 160 , AZ/UT 163 and UT 191 Insights

I believe the steep grade and sharp turn are near Bluff not Mexican Hat. There are several interesting places to see along this route between Monument Valley and Moab including: 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 Sand Island Petroglyphs Edge of the Cedars State Park Dinosaur Museum Needles District Newspaper Rock
trailertraveler 04/27/16 06:30am Roads and Routes
RE: Southern CA to Nashville via Utah National Parks

...We are planning a trip to Nashville from southern CA starting the middle of May 2016... We have about 3 weeks to make it to Nashville so want to be able to see some sights along the way...Stockton to Nashville is 2250+ miles by the most direct interstate route, which is mostly on I-40. Driving about 320 miles per day, that is 7 days just for travel. Going through Utah and Colorado will add miles and travel time. We have spent more than a month in each of Utah, Colorado and New Mexico and still have places that we want to visit. You will have to pick the areas that interest you the most and likely pass others by. If you also have time on the return trip, I would suggest taking a Southern route East and then taking a more Northern route through Colorado on your return West.
trailertraveler 04/23/16 07:46am Roads and Routes
RE: Southern CA to Nashville via Utah National Parks

I agree that the Upper Colorado River UT-128 Scenic Byway is a great scenic drive. You can do it as a day trip from Moab and also take in Sago Canyon. If in your travels you go through Hanksville, take a short detour to Goblin Valley State Park. If you do not want to take I-70 and other routes through Colorado, head South from Moab on US-191. Along the way to I-40 are Edge of the Cedars State Park, the Dinosaur Museum, Natural Bridges National Monument, Bluff Fort, South Fork of Mule Canyon and House on Fire, Hovenweep National Monument, The Valley of The Gods, Sand Island Petroglyphs, and Canyon de Chelly National Monument. Along I-40 there is a lot to see. In Grants, NM area there is the Mining Museum. Just South of I-40 West of 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. In Albuquerque, the Pueblo Cultural Center and Petroglyph National Monument are worth visiting in my opinion. Santa Rosa is an old Route 66 town and has the The Blue Hole and Santa Rosa Lake State Park which has a nice campground. Tucumcari is another old Route 66 town and still has dinners along Historic Route 66 and numerous murals painted on buildings plus other attractions like the foundry and dinosaur museum at the community college. In Amarillo, there is Palo Duro Canyon State Park and the Big Texan on Old Route 66. Further East, there is the Oklahoma City National Memorial. Memphis has a lot to see and do including Graceland.
trailertraveler 04/22/16 03:52pm Roads and Routes
RE: Hudson Valley, NY to Myrtle Beach, SC

...We will probably take the GSP - that was the way we came back up in September...Not sure exactly what route you took, but if you stay on the GSP to the end, take the Cape May Lewis Ferry and then US-113/13/17 all the way to Myrtle Beach, you avoid Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington and Richmond.
trailertraveler 04/17/16 07:45pm Roads and Routes
RE: Summer Trip West

Leaving Cleve. Ohio area to go to Yellowstone, Mt. Rushmore, etc, then will drop down to Grand Canyon, visit Arizona, Dallas, TX area, up to Branson, Mo and back to Ohio. Has anyone done a trip like this traveling roads other than Interstates?...We have travelled many miles on the U.S. and state highways. In some of the mountain states, there really aren't that many interstates anyway. Sometimes just one East/West and one North/South. However, we do not shun the interstates when they are convenient for bypassing or passing through the larger cities as driving/towing an RV on the local city streets can be less than fun. In some cases like I-40 through New Mexico, the interstate was overlaid on the route of US-66 and much of the old highway is nonexistant or the business route/frontage road in the towns along the way. US-50 is one of the more intact coast to coast routes. US-20 from Rockville, IL through Iowa, Nebraska, and Wyoming to Yellowstone and Beyond is a good route. US-60 and US-64 will take you through parts of Arizona and New Mexico and on East. US-160 will take you from the Monument Valley area across Southern Colorado. US-24, US-30, US-36 and US-40 are other possible East/West choices. North to South in the mountain states US-89 and US-191 will take you to more National Parks, National Monuments and other attractions than any other roads I can think of.
trailertraveler 04/17/16 07:53am Roads and Routes
RE: Santa Fe, NM this summer!

...suggestions...for activities, places to go, things to do while there...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. A little South of Sante Fe is Tent Rocks National Monument. Other attractions in the area include Museum Hill in Santa Fe, Bandelier National Monument, Christ in the Desert Monastery, Ghost Ranch, and Chaco Cultural Historical Park,
trailertraveler 04/12/16 06:47pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: RT 17 north from GA to VA

We use US-17 from just North of the Georgia/South Carolina border coming South and going North every year. There are bypasses around most of the major populated areas. To bypass most of Myrtle Beach take SC-544 to SC-31 to SC-9 back to US-17 North.
trailertraveler 04/03/16 02:05pm Roads and Routes
RE: Charleston to NJ, 95 or 77 to 81?

We like to use US-17 to US-13 to US-113 to DE-24 to DE-1 to US-9 to the Garden State Parkway. This route takes you across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel and the uses the Cape May/Lewis Ferry to cross Delaware Bay. There is a lot of four lane, but still some two lane sections. SC-544, 31 & 9 will bypass most of Myrtle beach. there are bypasses around many of the other highly developed areas.
trailertraveler 04/01/16 07:40pm Roads and Routes
RE: Are spring breakers heading home from Fl this weekend?

Maybe they will be there for a while, but tomorrow the Snow Birds will fly North!!!!!!I think they started today! It took us 4 hours to go from just South of Tampa on I-75 to Gainsville. Some construction, but no real obvious reason for several backups multiple miles long. Just about every RV we saw had Canadian Tags. Every Northbound rest area was full of RVs. the southbound ones were empty. The campground that we stopped at tonight near Valdosta said that this is the busiest they have been in weeks.
trailertraveler 03/31/16 09:54pm Roads and Routes
RE: First trip out west from FL.... need help

...Then take 24 east to Hanksville and north to I-70 to 191 for Arches Nat'l Park...plenty of RV parks in Moab for the park. If you want even more lovely scenery leaving Capitol Reef, take 24 to Hanksville and then 95 to Blanding, Utah, then north on 191 to Moab and Arches Nat'l Park...Goblin Valley State Park is not far North of Hanksville and well worth a visit, in my opinion. If you take UT-95, you will go past Natural Bridges National Monument and the trailhead to the South Fork of Mule Canyon and House on Fire. In Blanding there is Edge of the Cedars State Park and a Dinosaur Museum. It is not all that far South from Blanding to Monument Valley. In between are the UT-261 Scenic Backway, the Moki Dugway (don't drive in theRV), Goosenecks State Park, Hovenweep National Monument, Bluff Fort, The Valley of The Gods, Mexican Hat and the Sand Island Petroglyphs.
trailertraveler 03/30/16 06:10am Roads and Routes
RE: First trip out west from FL.... need help

...Plz don't waste u'r time going down to see Sedona. Its a very curvy 2 lane road with Wall to Wall traffic...Sedona itself is not much but a tourist trap. I also would not drive AZ-89A with an RV, but it is a scenic drive worth taking. In my opinion, there are a number of places worth seeing in the Sedona/Cottonwood/Camp Verde area including: 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 the town of Jerome Schnebly Hill Road In the Flagstaff area are: Sunset Crater National Monument, Wupatki National Monument and Walnut Canyon National Monument. There a lot to see along I-40. In Amarillo, 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. 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. If you go North of Albuquerque to Santa Fe, check out the Galleries on Canyon Road. Take a drive up Hyde Park Road (NM-475) to the Ski Basin. 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. Tent Rocks National Monument is South of Sante Fe West of I-25. There is a nice campground nearby at Chociti Lake.
trailertraveler 03/29/16 01:52pm Roads and Routes
RE: Looking for recommendations on Campgrounds in S. Utahand

...Can anyone comment on road / driving conditions between say Panguitch, UT and Zion NP or Cannonville, UT and Zion NP? Also is the route 12 scenic byway appropriate to use on the drive back to Moab with a 31ft motorhome towing a Chevy Tracker?... It has been a couple of years, but I don't recall anything particularly difficult about US-89 South from Bryce to UT-9 which is the road that goes to/through Zion. UT-9 has a tunnel with height and length restrictions. UT-9 through the park also has some steep grades and areas with narrow shoulders. UT-12 is often discussed on this forum. There is a section with steep grade and sections with narrow shoulders, steep drop offs and no gaurd rail. Many, many RVs travel it. The good news is that there is an easy and not much longer alternative. From Bryce go North on US-89 to UT-62. Take UT-62 to Koosharem where you will turn right on Browns Lane. Browns Lane will take you to UT-24 where you will turn right to Torrey and Capitol Reef National Park. If you choose not to drive it, UT-12 is worth exploring from both ends with your Tracker.
trailertraveler 03/27/16 01:17pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Looking for recommendations on Campgrounds in S. Utahand

you missed the goosenecks? bumpyIf you mean Goosenecks State Park, I purposely did not include it or the several other great attractions in the Monument Valley/Mexican Hat/Bluff/Blanding area, because they would be out of the way and I did not think that area was on the OPs route. One could certainly go from Zion to Moab via Page, Monument Valley, and Blanding and 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 Sand Island Petroglyphs Edge of the Cedars State Park Dinosaur Museum
trailertraveler 03/27/16 09:54am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Massachusetts to Virginia beach

Taking I-95 through/around Baltimore, Washington and Richmond takes you out of your way if you are going to Virginia Beach. If you want to save on some NJ turnpike tolls, jump over to I-295 near Trenton. Both the Turnpike and I-295 take you to the Delaware Memorial Bridge. There is a toll West bound. There is no toll on I-95 between NJ and PA, but I-95 goes through Philadelphia which can have a lot of traffic depending on the time of day. We prefer US-113 to US-13 going South in Delaware and Maryland. If you take the Ferry, when you get off, take US-9 to DE-1 South, to DE-24 West, to US-113 South, to US-13 across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge tunnel to Virginia Beach.
trailertraveler 03/26/16 07:09pm Roads and Routes
RE: Looking for recommendations on Campgrounds in S. Utahand

As for places to see, here are some links to places that we liked: Utah 12-24 area: UT-12 Scenic Byway Fishlake Scenic Byway 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 In the 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 Near Zion: Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park
trailertraveler 03/26/16 06:54pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Chama,NM

We stayed at the state park there, easy accessWhat state park would that be? I do not see one near Chama listed on the New Mexico State Park Website. Primative camping is allowed on the Bill Humphries Wildlife Area West of Chama. Is that where you stayed? To the OP, it is my understanding that a G.A.I.N. permit and Habitat Management and Access Validation is required to camp on New Mexico Wildlife Areas that permit camping.
trailertraveler 03/21/16 06:31pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Best campground apps

I use RV Park Reviews and AllStays....I find AllStays Camp&RV to do everything all the other ones do... and better... Allstays and RV Park Reviews are good, however no one site has every campground/RV Park. I know of numerous RV parks that are not listed in Allstays and/or RV Park Reviews. This seems to be especially true for small town city parks, wildlife management areas and other local government agencies.
trailertraveler 03/21/16 01:23pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Route 50 through Kansas

Have driven US-50 through Kansas many times. Here is a guide to US-50. In Hutchinson there is the Cosmosphere and Space Center and the salt mine. In Kinsley there is Midway USA. If you were a Gunsmoke fan, there is Boothill in Dodge City. A detour on US-56 will take you to Ellinwood and the underground city and near Fort Larned.
trailertraveler 03/21/16 10:44am Roads and Routes
RE: Best campground apps

U.S. Campgrounds National Forest Campground Guide just covers National Forest campgrounds Ultimate Public Campground Project includes local, county, state and federal campgrounds Corps of Engineers Campgrounds covers just COE campgrounds
trailertraveler 03/21/16 10:14am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: White Sands

We have stayed at both Boot Hill and Oliver Lee State Park. Boot Hill is a decent commercial park, but is basicly a big gravel parking lot adjacent to the main highway. They do have a nice size fenced in dog park. Oliver Lee is an older park. The sites are well spaced. Some of the electric and water sites take some creative parking to be able to fit a bigger trailer and the tow vehicle on the site. There are some very long sites in the no hookup loop. There is only one restroom with water/shower facility. If you are on the outside of the loop with the electric sites, the trails to the restrooms/showers require that you walk very near or through the sites on the inside of the loop. I don't recall any sites with shade. When we were there last October, there were quite a few rattlesnakes, so if you have a pet be careful to not let it go where you can not see. There are a couple of other RV Parks in Alamogorda located along the main highway. They do not appear to be anything special, but also do not appear to be terrible. There are a few sites with electric at the BLM Three Rivers Petroglyph Site between Alamogorda and Carrizzo.
trailertraveler 03/19/16 09:22pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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