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Re: Motorhome Adventures in Utah and Arizona by PBaruch (2016)
« Reply #20 on: August 04, 2016, 01:06:09 AM »
Wow, great TR and amazing pics! My main question is why keep zigzagging in and out of Arizona? Bryce, Zion and the Grand Canyon are in a row (North to South) with the bottom of Bryce Canyon being at the same elevation as the top of Zion, and the bottom of Zion being at the same elevation as the top of the Grand Canyon. Most people do Bryce, Zion, Grand or reverse. Why did you choose the order you did?

You'd have to ask DW.  She planned it.  Some of it had to do with getting reservations at certain campgrounds as the nice ones book up well in advance.  We booked the campgrounds six months in advance and by then some of them were already booked solid.  If anyone here intends on doing a summer RV trip I'd recommend booking campgrounds a year in advance.
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Re: Motorhome Adventures in Utah and Arizona by PBaruch (2016)
« Reply #21 on: August 04, 2016, 02:31:53 AM »
Im smack in the middle of a similar trip right now. Did Sedona and Grand Canton South Rim earlier this week, Antelope Canyon and Page, AZ today and will be in Zion and Bryce tomorrow and Thursday.  Making my way up to SLC for shabbos and then off to Yellowstone next week!

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Re: Motorhome Adventures in Utah and Arizona by PBaruch (2016)
« Reply #22 on: August 04, 2016, 07:33:04 AM »
Amazing itinerary beautiful pictures keep it up

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Re: Motorhome Adventures in Utah and Arizona by PBaruch (2016)
« Reply #23 on: August 04, 2016, 08:04:00 AM »
Dad taking pictures while waiting for the ambulance. Classic!
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Re: Motorhome Adventures in Utah and Arizona by PBaruch (2016)
« Reply #24 on: August 04, 2016, 09:12:16 AM »
Great TR! Good read with superb pictures! I love seeing the natural beauty that's right here in our own backyard. Can't wait to see these places one day.

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Re: Motorhome Adventures in Utah and Arizona by PBaruch (2016)
« Reply #25 on: August 04, 2016, 09:38:02 AM »
Cool!

No issues with Nausea from those sitting in the back?

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Re: Motorhome Adventures in Utah and Arizona by PBaruch (2016)
« Reply #26 on: August 04, 2016, 12:12:48 PM »
Cool!

No issues with Nausea from those sitting in the back?
   

I'm not sure what you mean by nausea. The kids sat by the dinette table right behind the two front seats. The dinette and sofa had lap belts.
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Re: Motorhome Adventures in Utah and Arizona by PBaruch (2016)
« Reply #27 on: August 04, 2016, 12:55:07 PM »
Didn't know about antelope
Just be aware that Antelope Canyon is very expensive. It's on Native American land and they charge a fortune. IIRC you can only go with a guided tour.

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Re: Motorhome Adventures in Utah and Arizona by PBaruch (2016)
« Reply #28 on: August 04, 2016, 12:59:09 PM »
Just be aware that Antelope Canyon is very expensive. It's on Native American land and they charge a fortune. IIRC you can only go with a guided tour.

There are several tour companies you can go with but I hardly think 30-40 pp for each canyon plus the Navajo entry fee of what I think was 8.00 is very expensive. I was kind of miffed that they charged for my two year old though.
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Re: Motorhome Adventures in Utah and Arizona by PBaruch (2016)
« Reply #29 on: August 04, 2016, 01:00:27 PM »
awesome TR!
Ruby's Inn RV Park & Campground is HUGE! i hear its family owned and they run basically that whole town.
 heard of angels landing hike?
its awesome although i recommend doing it early morning as it gets REALLY hot
i got delayed last time i did it (2 weeks ago) and it was 104 degrees!! barely any shade along the hike.
 that slot canyon hike looks amazing will have to check it out  thanks for the great pics!
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Re: Motorhome Adventures in Utah and Arizona by PBaruch (2016)
« Reply #30 on: August 04, 2016, 01:04:07 PM »
awesome TR!
Ruby's Inn RV Park & Campground is HUGE! i hear its family owned and they run basically that whole town.
 heard of angels landing hike?
its awesome although i recommend doing it early morning as it gets REALLY hot
i got delayed last time i did it (2 weeks ago) and it was 104 degrees!! barely any shade along the hike.
 that slot canyon hike looks amazing will have to check it out  thanks for the great pics!

Unfortunately angels landing was not something I was able to do being with the family and all.
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Re: Motorhome Adventures in Utah and Arizona by PBaruch (2016)
« Reply #31 on: August 04, 2016, 01:04:38 PM »
There are several tour companies you can go with but I hardly think 30-40 pp for each canyon plus the Navajo entry fee of what I think was 8.00 is very expensive. I was kind of miffed that they charged for my two year old though.
240 does sound a bit expensive but that could just be me
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Re: Motorhome Adventures in Utah and Arizona by PBaruch (2016)
« Reply #32 on: August 04, 2016, 01:18:46 PM »
There are several tour companies you can go with but I hardly think 30-40 pp for each canyon plus the Navajo entry fee of what I think was 8.00 is very expensive. I was kind of miffed that they charged for my two year old though.
Of course, expensive is all relative.
The main point is that it's not a National Park where you pay just a small entrance fee (or use your pass) and that's it.

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Re: Motorhome Adventures in Utah and Arizona by PBaruch (2016)
« Reply #33 on: August 04, 2016, 01:19:42 PM »
Great report! Awesome pics!
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Re: Motorhome Adventures in Utah and Arizona by PBaruch (2016)
« Reply #34 on: August 04, 2016, 01:33:44 PM »
how much was that RV ? was it over 2K ?
do they charge extra for mileage ?

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Re: Motorhome Adventures in Utah and Arizona by PBaruch (2016)
« Reply #35 on: August 04, 2016, 01:58:24 PM »
how much was that RV ? was it over 2K ?
do they charge extra for mileage ?

The total cost was about 2700 including all insurance and prepay for 1k miles. The rental only includes 50 miles per day. You can buy miles at the back end but it is cheaper to prepay for the block of miles that you expect to use.
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Re: Motorhome Adventures in Utah and Arizona by PBaruch (2016)
« Reply #36 on: August 04, 2016, 03:02:24 PM »
Apparently there's a DDFer there right now. (The canyon with all the smooth red stone you walk through.)

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Re: Motorhome Adventures in Utah and Arizona by PBaruch (2016)
« Reply #37 on: August 04, 2016, 09:14:55 PM »
Nice TR amazing picture .

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Re: Motorhome Adventures in Utah and Arizona by PBaruch (2016)
« Reply #38 on: August 04, 2016, 11:50:37 PM »
Just be aware that Antelope Canyon is very expensive. It's on Native American land and they charge a fortune. IIRC you can only go with a guided tour.

We were there yesterday. It was $20 pp for the tour and $8 pp to get on to the Indian land. Well worth it!

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Re: Motorhome Adventures in Utah and Arizona by PBaruch (2016)
« Reply #39 on: August 05, 2016, 12:00:09 AM »
We were there yesterday. It was $20 pp for the tour and $8 pp to get on to the Indian land. Well worth it!

Nice.  Are you in an RV as well or staying in hotels?
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