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Jessie2F

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Posted: 08/25/19 06:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We are looking to tow our 25 foot TT on a trip from Seattle, WA to Moab, Utah and would appreciate any suggestions on the best route(s) that are not all simply freeway driving and sites that would be worth visiting on the way. If there are recommendations on RV parks for that trip, that would also be gratefully accepted.

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Posted: 08/25/19 06:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Some areas you are stuck with Interstate.
I would suggest I-90 to Vantage, pick up WA 26 east to Colfax, south into Lewiston. Pick up US 12 in North Lewiston, east to US 95 to Boise, ID.
I-84 to Twin Falls, ID. South on US 93 to Wells, NV. East on I-80 to Salt Lake south on I-15 to US 6 and US 191, Follow it into Moab.
Not the fastest but better then staying on the interstates all the way.


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Well we did a lot of that in reverse back in June. I suggest you run over to Lewiston and get on 95 south. Nice road, very scenic. Once you get to McCall there are several ways to go. We took 58 down to Banks then across the Banks-Lowman road and up to Stanley and Challis. Then Arco and Pocatello. From there there are a number of routes including I15 south and I 70 east. But you can stick to secondary roads too. This is not the direct route but it has scenary.


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What time of the year are you are going and where will you cross into the US.


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Jessie2F wrote:

We are looking to tow our 25 foot TT on a trip from Seattle, WA to Moab, Utah and would appreciate any suggestions on the best route(s) that are not all simply freeway driving and sites that would be worth visiting on the way. If there are recommendations on RV parks for that trip, that would also be gratefully accepted.

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Not much on directions from your part of the Country but this may help for Moab - 4runnerguy's info on Moab

While in Moab be sure to drive RT 128 along the Colorado River - Just Beautiful.

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Posted: 08/25/19 06:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The way we go, is freeway 90/82/84/15 all the way to Spanish Fork Ut. then #6/89/191 south to Moab.

It is the quickest.


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Posted: 08/25/19 07:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Tom/Barb: OP would like to avoid interstates!

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enblethen wrote:

Tom/Barb: OP would like to avoid interstates!

Post one says ""and would appreciate any suggestions on the best route(s) that are not all simply freeway driving ""

Spanish Fork to Moab isn't freeway.

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Posted: 08/25/19 07:58pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

But 90,82,84 and 15 are!
Spanish Fork US 6 is a nice route!

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Posted: 08/26/19 01:11am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

US 6/191 from Provo is the most logical deviation from a strict freeway route.

One time I left I15 at Ogden, took I84/80 into the mountains, and then US32/35 across the south west side of them to Duchesene, and US191 south. This had more passes, and some nice fall Aspen colors.

I've driven the US12/ US95 route through Lewiston to Boise, as part of an Idaho trip, It's nice, but I'm not sure I'd use it as an alternative to I84 across NE Oregon. That part of 84 is somewhat mountainous and scenic. It's the ID part of 84 that tends to be boring. Boise to Twin Falls crosses a rather flat and dry Snake River plain. 84 crossing into Utah is a higher broad crossing, potentially windy.

You could also bypass Salt Lake City by taking US93 south at Twin Falls, as far as US50.

Look at map with good terrain information. That shows you how the freeways tend to stay in the valleys and plains between the mountains. With the exception of major passes across the Cascades and Rockies (I90), and some what lower Blues in NE Oregon. NE Utah is also high, which is great if you are skiing, less so if you are driving a big RV.

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