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post #1 of 6 Old 01-12-2014, 09:29 AM Thread Starter
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Utah Trip Suggestions/Feedback Requested

I'm planning a trip in September. I'll only have 10 days and I tend to like to try and "see it all" so I drive a lot. I'm considering some destinations and I'd appreciate any suggestions/feedback to the following. I'll be towing a box trailer behind my Jeep with a roof top tent. The trip route would be from Denver to Moab, Bryce, Page, AZ, Valley of the Gods then to Ouray.

1) Campgrounds around Moab?
Something reasonable to get the trailer to. Pit toilets would be great. I have noted Devil's Garden at Arches and Dead Horse.

2) Escalante Petrified Forest State Park

3) Bryce

4) Kodachrome Basin State Park

5) Cottonwood Canyon Road
I'm thinking of driving south on this road. I've read to see Grosvenor Arch, and I'd like to spend a night at Alstrom Point above Lake Powell.

6) Valley of the Gods

Thanks for any suggestions/feedback.

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post #2 of 6 Old 01-12-2014, 11:56 AM
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Every time im in arches that devils campground has been full regardless of the day. Im not sure if you can book it in advance but I would look into that.

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^Yes, looks like Deadhorse allows reservations up to four months before, and Devils up to six months. It's on my calendar!

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post #4 of 6 Old 01-26-2014, 11:15 AM
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From Bryce you can pass Kodachome Basin and Grosvenor Arch and take a road that will lead you out to Highway 89 then you can go to Glen Canyon Dam in Page. The road is a packed dirt road and nothing difficult. I drove it back in 2008. Near Page are the Antelope Slot Canyons which are very cool to walk through.

There is a lot of camping in Moab in town and along the rive both to the east and west. Some of the sites on the river have pit toilets and some don't. Camping in Arches is very cool but spaces can be limited. There is camping at Dead Horse as well.

I know it's a long way off but I'd be down for a trip to Moab while you are there. The weather in September should be perfect. Not too hot and not too cold.

Over the mountains and through the woods, across the stream and up the slickrock, down the canyon and over the rocks to nobody's house I go.
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Whether you camp there or not, Dead Horse Point is a must see.
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post #6 of 6 Old 01-27-2014, 03:53 PM
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Check out Expedition Utah. That site has some awesome trip reports for some of the areas you want to go.

The area I was disapointed in is the Escalante petrified forest. It was ok, but not as cool as I built it up in my mind.
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