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richclover

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Posted: 05/17/20 07:31am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Adamis:

“...6. The drive from Grand Canyon to Grand Tetons looks to be ~675 miles. This we will need to break up into a least 2 days. Split in half we would need to stop on the southern end of Salt Lake City. Is there anywhere of note to stop for a night in this area?...”

We did a part time winter in Mesquite, NV, and usually did the 7 hr drive in a day. We decided to break it up, last trip home, because we were towing our new 5er for the first time.

The KOA at Fillmore, UT, was a great stop and we’ll stay there again. Easy off I-15, and near a Maverick with easy access RV pumps with lots of room.

Have fun and safe travels!


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I did the drive from Reno to Flagg in Grand Teton in one long day 5am to midnight. Remember that the speed limit from sw of Jackson to the park is not at freeway speeds and in the park it is 35 this will add hours to your planned drive time


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Any time people describe their vacation as a full day or two full days at a destination, tells me they are doing way too much traveling and not nearly enough being there.

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Posted: 05/17/20 07:36pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

From Salt Lake, take 89 north up past Bear Lake en route to the Tetons.
Between Spokane and Seattle, there is the Columbian River Gorge, or further north, the Grand Coulee Dam.
Grand Canyon North Rim will be cooler, but South Rim has the visitor center, museum etc. Yes, it could be hot there, by day.


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Thanks for all of the suggestions so far. Does anyone have a good campground suggestions for the North Rim of the Grand Canyon?


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adamis wrote:

Thanks for all of the suggestions so far. Does anyone have a good campground suggestions for the North Rim of the Grand Canyon?


North Rim area. Bauer's Canyon Ranch. 1-888-648-2564 Reservations. Great family owned RV park and very friendly.

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This thread is out of control. The OP starts with 22 destinations in 2-3 weeks and people want to add new ones.

Its Tuesday we must be in Wyoming.

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adamis wrote:

Thanks for all of the suggestions so far. Does anyone have a good campground suggestions for the North Rim of the Grand Canyon?


Why would you want to pay for smelling neighbor sewer at campground?
In AZ camping in the wild is perfectly legal and I found the note at campground office where are good spots.
This 1 was like 4 miles past park gate and about 1/2 mile from paved road. Look at the privacy and all free firewood.
If you need it, I can pinpoint it on the map.

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time2roll wrote:

21 days?

Glacier(Waterton?), Yellowstone, Tetons would be enough. Or do you plan to just do a drive-by tour?

Maybe some OR coast if you seem to have time.
Skip DV and Vegas due to the heat.


This. Sounds more like a vacation. There’s so much to see and do at all of these Parks. Tetons was our favorite. Spend a day in Jackson Hole, go white water rafting for a day, another day at Jenny lake...nice. Have fun, but geez...make it relaxing not a race.


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As usual the retired crowd screams you need months to do that trip. I have been to every place on your list way more than once and I'm not retired. Both of my kids have been out west(and it's a drive for me, PA)
At 23 and 27 they still want to travel with us and the older one is already looking for her own RV.

Take the trip as planned and have a great time, your kids will love it and talk about it forever. Mine still do.
Older one is considering doing a trip for the honeymoon this fall. When your not retired sometimes you have to push it a little. I did Alaska in 5 weeks from PA. Awesome trip, but I was told it couldn't be done by ,many.


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