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adamabz
post Mar 6 2013, 08:55 AM
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HI, As you can see i'm new to this site, i am hiring a 40' RV from B & B rv in Denver for 2 weeks at the end of July. We are planning to do a round trip leaving Denver and heading south to Santa Fe, then along to the grand canyon, then vegas, then Zion national park then making our way back to Denver.
Can people please recommend places to visit and parks to stay at, i am assuming i will need to pre-book the park!
open to all suggestions as this is the first RV trip we have done, and would appreciate any tips that will help us on our trip. thanks in advance. Adam.
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Jerry S
post Mar 6 2013, 10:14 PM
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Hi Adam,

From your post I am guessing 2 things: You are flying into Denver to pick up the RV you will be using on your trip and you are coming from overseas (Australia?, NZ?, Europe?).

The first thing you should decide is how long you are going to want to spend at some of the places (Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, etc.) you mentioned in your post. Your general route outline (Denver - Santa Fe - Grand Canyon - Las Vega - Zion - Denver) has plenty to see all along the route. If, however, you plan on spending multiple days at places like the Grand Canyon and Las Vegas, you will have to by-pass some scenic and/or intersting sights.

If I am right about you flying into Denver, you won't be able get very far on your first day. Even without any sightseeing between Denver and Santa Fe (or Albuquerque), it is over a trip of over 400 miles. I'd allow 2 days to get that far south. There are plenty of things to see and do in this area but, again, that is your decision and it will effect how much time you have for other sights later. From Albuquerque to Flagstaff, AZ is over 300 miles and has numerous intersting scenic areas (El Malpais National Monument, Petrified Forest National Park, Meteor Crater) along Interstate 40.

From Flagstaff, it is about 2+ hours to the Grand Canyon. If at all possible, spend at least 2 full days here. Then it is an hour plus back south to I40 and the 200+ miles west and north to Las Vegas. This is another possible multiple day stop. From there it is only 3 hours to Zion and the begining of a national park a day trek across southern Utah. The parks you can see are Zion, Bryce, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, and Arches. Just north of Moab, UT is Interstate 70 and a 300+ mile drive to Denver. This route goes by the Colorado National Monument and goes by or through many ski towns like Aspen and Vail as it crosses the Rocky Mountains.

As you can see, this is just a slightly expanded version of the route you outlined in your post. If you can give folks a better idea where you want to stop, they can give you better RV park suggestions.
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adamabz   14 Day Round Trip From Denver   Mar 6 2013, 08:55 AM
edcornflake   Can people please recommend places to visit and p...   Mar 6 2013, 01:19 PM
Jerry S.   Hi Adam, From your post I am guessing 2 things: ...   Mar 6 2013, 10:14 PM
adamabz   Hi Adam, From your post I am guessing 2 things: ...   Mar 7 2013, 07:14 AM
jamarynn1   Here are the places we've stayed in the past -...   Mar 7 2013, 10:55 PM
Fitzjohnfan   Hello, as you can see, we live in Denver, and made...   Mar 7 2013, 11:11 PM
Jerry S.   I AM EDITING THIS POST TO LET FOLKS KNOW THAT THE ...   Mar 8 2013, 12:10 AM
adamabz   I AM EDITING THIS POST TO LET FOLKS KNOW THAT THE...   Mar 8 2013, 04:50 AM
Kirk   Adam. Having lived along the Colorado front range...   Mar 8 2013, 08:37 PM
Jerry S.   And again, I'll start where I left off yester...   Mar 8 2013, 11:21 PM
adamabz   And again, I'll start where I left off yeste...   Mar 9 2013, 07:07 AM
nedmtnman   My personal opinion is you are trying to do too mu...   Mar 9 2013, 09:06 AM
Lindsay Richards   In general, we have found it is much better to go ...   Mar 9 2013, 11:44 AM
Jerry S.   And again, While I certainly agree with the opini...   Mar 10 2013, 08:37 PM
adamabz   And again, While I certainly agree with the opin...   Mar 13 2013, 07:52 AM
Jerry S.   Just a quick note before you finalized your route:...   Mar 13 2013, 10:30 PM
jamarynn1   Just a quick note before you finalized your route...   Apr 1 2013, 09:01 PM
nedmtnman   You want to be darned careful that you're wit...   Apr 2 2013, 09:15 AM
Jerry S.   Hey Adam, You haven't posted in a couple week...   Mar 27 2013, 10:42 PM
adamabz   Hey Adam, You haven't posted in a couple wee...   Mar 28 2013, 03:39 AM
Jerry S.   Hi Adam, Even though you are not in need of any m...   Apr 1 2013, 10:12 PM
edcornflake   I really like reading all the collaborative planni...   Apr 2 2013, 11:12 AM
rkw99   I really like reading all the collaborative plann...   Apr 2 2013, 03:00 PM
edcornflake   Ed, when you plan your trip make sure to post you...   Apr 4 2013, 11:01 AM
adamabz   Hi Again everybody, Just over 3 weeks until we fly...   Jun 24 2013, 07:13 AM
Jerry S.   Hi again Adam, I'm glad to hear that your tri...   Jun 25 2013, 10:03 PM
adamabz   Hi again Adam, I'm glad to hear that your tr...   Jun 26 2013, 05:42 AM


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