Good Sam Club Open Roads Forum: AZ to NV, UT, ID, WY, CO and NM
Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Roads and Routes

Open Roads Forum  >  Roads and Routes

 > AZ to NV, UT, ID, WY, CO and NM

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 2  
Next
DavinD

Litchfield Park, AZ

Senior Member

Joined: 01/26/2012

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 06/11/19 03:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We're going up to Coalville, UT for a wedding in a couple of weeks. Thought we'd make a longer trip out of it. Our route is linked below.

Las Vegas and Montpellier, ID are just to add a sticker to our map. Coalville is the main destination, but thought we'd take to opportunity to go see old faithful and a few other sites in the area.

Lastly, although I've lived in AZ most of my life, I've never visited Meteor Crater. Thought it would be cool.

Route

Any comments on the route are appreciated.


2018 Coachman Chaparral 381RD

TV - 2013 Ford F350 Diesel SRW 4x4 Short Bed




azdryheat

Tucson, AZ

Senior Member

Joined: 03/02/2012

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 06/11/19 04:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would stay at a KOA only as a last resort: too pricey for what you get. I stay at the Oasis RV Resort in Vegas, very nice. The Circus Circus is just a parking lot. From St George UT I'd head east to Kanab then north on the 89 to intercept the 15, this is a very beautiful route in between two mountain ranges.


2013 Chevy 3500HD CC dually
2014 Voltage 3600 toy hauler
2011 Harley Ultra Limited
2016 RZR 900


DavinD

Litchfield Park, AZ

Senior Member

Joined: 01/26/2012

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 06/11/19 04:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Circus Circus is just a quick overnight. I thought it would be an interesting departure from the normal RV park. Maybe go in, play a little *****. They have a good steak house too.

As for Kanab to 89, I've done that route before, just not with a 40 footer behind me. It is a beautiful area.

**Edit - lol, the profanity filter doesn't like the dice game where you're looking for a 7. [emoticon]

caver

Missouri, The Cave State

Senior Member

Joined: 01/27/2002

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member


Posted: 06/11/19 08:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Montpelier KOA is a bit pricey but they had a nice pool.Back then (2012)I had my small A-frame Chalet popup and they put in a spot right next to a small stream. There's a nice Oregon Trail museum in Montpelier right at the intersection of the road to KOA and the main drag. They had people in period costumes and "scenes" you walked through I think with narration in the background. I enjoyed it. If you want to call it a day early at Rock Springs there's the fairgrounds that offers camping with at least water and electric. Nothing fancy but a gravel lot. You pay the caretaker who lives on site. Tons of sites that will all be empty but make sure the fair isn't going on when you are there. It's called the Sweetwater Events Complex. I even think they had wifi. At Meteor Crater RV park the exit road to the south (as they lock the main gate at night) is actually old Route 66. If you wander west far enough you might see some partial sections of pavement. If you take that gravel road all the way to the next exit west that is an area called Two Guns with some old ruins of tourism attractions. There is even remnants of what looks like an old KOA.

RedRocket204

Colorado mountains - Got trail?

Senior Member

Joined: 05/22/2010

View Profile



Posted: 06/11/19 08:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

After ID and then your stay at Rock Springs, consider driving south through Flaming Gorge area and staying there before heading through Dinosaur, CO and down towards I70. Flaming Gorge is really beautiful and if your into fishing, even better as the Green River fly fishing in that area rates VERY high. But also research the dinosaur digs and locations for the area.

Also consider looking up Black Canyon of the Gunnison for a slight side trip as you'll be very close to your route in CO.


I love me some land yachting

ItsyRV

Desert SW

Senior Member

Joined: 10/02/2018

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member


Posted: 06/11/19 11:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Before Grand Junction, you may want to consider exploring the Dinosaur Scenic Byway through Colorado and Utah, hitting Vernal (KOA if you desire) as the next stop. I would next continue on the loop back around to Moab (again another KOA). From Moab you can head east to Grand Junction, down to Cortez or Grants (both have KOAs). From there I would try and make a drive through (if not done already) of Painted/Petrified before heading over to Meteor Crater. (Don't forget to go standing on the corner in Winslow Arizona.....)


1994 Itasca SunDancer 21RB - Chevy G-30 chassis.


Busskipper

Arnold,Md/Superior, CO

Senior Member

Joined: 11/25/2002

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 06/12/19 06:19am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

DavinD wrote:

We're going up to Coalville, UT for a wedding in a couple of weeks. Thought we'd make a longer trip out of it. Our route is linked below.

Las Vegas and Montpellier, ID are just to add a sticker to our map. Coalville is the main destination, but thought we'd take to opportunity to go see old faithful and a few other sites in the area.

Lastly, although I've lived in AZ most of my life, I've never visited Meteor Crater. Thought it would be cool.

Route

Any comments on the route are appreciated.


Not sure of your time table - but we surely enjoyed this route a few times in one of our trips West - Options south from Yellowstone - Catching Flaming Gorge on the Water - Dino on the Green River - Moab along RT 128 and the Colorado - then Ridgway on the water. [emoticon]

Think you might have Guessed that I'm a Water Guy - never miss the chance to drive or stay by a River or Lake/Reservoir - So much to See and never enough Time.

Enjoy your adventure,


Busskipper
Maryland/Colorado
Travel Supreme 42DS04
MDX-FMCA--M&G Brake
States traveled in this Coach



ppine

Northern Nevada

Senior Member

Joined: 07/04/2016

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 06/12/19 07:58am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I like your route. I disagree about KOAs and parking lot type RV parks. If it were me I would spend a couple of nights in USFS campgrounds in the woods along the way or boondock in a National Forest.

* This post was edited 06/12/19 04:42pm by ppine *

dedmiston

Valencia

Moderator

Joined: 01/26/2004

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member


Posted: 06/12/19 12:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

DavinD wrote:

Circus Circus is just a quick overnight. I thought it would be an interesting departure from the normal RV park. Maybe go in, play a little *****. They have a good steak house too.

As for Kanab to 89, I've done that route before, just not with a 40 footer behind me. It is a beautiful area.

**Edit - lol, the profanity filter doesn't like the dice game where you're looking for a 7. [emoticon]


Cruds

Kraps


2014 RAM 3500 Diesel 4x4 Dually long bed. AISIN trans & 4.10 rear. B&W RVK3600 hitch • 2015 Crossroads Elevation Homestead Toy Hauler ("The Taj Mahauler") • Hooligan #3

Toys:
  • 18 Can Am Maverick x3
  • 05 Yamaha WR450
  • 07 Honda CRF250X
  • 05 Honda CRF230
  • 06 Honda CRF230



JAC1982

Brighton, CO

Senior Member

Joined: 08/21/2013

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 06/18/19 02:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sorry I'm a little late here, but since you're going by it anyway, Look into the James M. Robb State Park just east of Palisade right off I-70. We've stayed there before and while it's close to the highway, the sites by the river are really nice and you can't hear the road noise. I'd rather stay there than the KOA in Grand Junction since that KOA is next to a busier road in a pretty populated area. Fine for an overnight I guess but not when there's nicer options closer by [emoticon]

We also just stayed at Rifle Gap State Park just last week, just north of Rifle. It's a favorite spot of ours and it's pretty much right on the way if your timing allows for it. Full hookups in the Lakeview Campground (and maybe others are too, can't remember since we just stay at Lakeview), sites are spread out and it's very quiet. Only negative (or positive depending on how you look at it) there is pretty much zero phone service unless you're by the check in station. In Lakeview, we've stayed in both sites 12 and 14. Great views from those sites and they are pull through and paved, so easy in/out for an overnighter.


2017 Keystone Impact 351
2017 Ford F350 DRW King Ranch

2019 RAM 1500 Laramie Longhorn
2016 Ford Explorer Sport 3.5 Eco-Boost
2015 Polaris RZR 900S

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 2  
Next

Open Roads Forum  >  Roads and Routes

 > AZ to NV, UT, ID, WY, CO and NM
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Roads and Routes


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:

© 2019 CWI, Inc. © 2019 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | Terms of Use | PRIVACY POLICY | YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS