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Roadtrip suggestions for AZ - UT National Parks quick roadtrip?

Discussion in 'Arizona' started by dpeezy3000, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. Jul 3, 2013 at 10:25 AM
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    dpeezy3000

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    Time to get out of the concrete jungle!

    I'm headed to the North Rim, Zion, and Bryce Canyon area from Wed. - Sun.

    Any recommendations on camping spots and/or easy 4x4 trails?

    I'm not trying to get crazy with the new truck, but I'd like to take advantage of any 4WD / high-clearance opportunities in the area.

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  2. Jul 18, 2013 at 6:04 PM
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    MaverickTRD

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    Any pics from your trip?
     
  3. Jul 22, 2013 at 10:54 AM
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    Yep. We did some exploring around Grand Canyon North Rim (Sublime Point 4x4), Grand Staircase Escalante (Cottonwood Road 4x4, Grosvenor Arch, Cottonwood Narrows canyon), Bryce Canyon, and Zion (Kolob Canyon Road).

    I would love to do some more exploring on the dirt roads around the Grand Canyon and Grand Staircase-Escalante. Pretty amazing that we were able have Sublime Point nearly to ourselves on a holiday weekend!

    Here are a few pics:

    Grand Canyon North Rim on the way to Sublime Point:
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    Sublime Point campground:
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    Sublime Point campground closeup of rim:
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    Thunderstorm across the Grand Canyon on the South Rim, taken from Sublime Point:
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    Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Cottonwood Road:
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    Zion Kolob Canyon:
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  4. Jul 22, 2013 at 2:43 PM
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    Very cool lookin trip! I took a similar trip a couple months ago. There are a lot of places to enjoy some solitude up there
     
  5. Jul 22, 2013 at 2:54 PM
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    kryten

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    Sub'd for more cool pics.
     
  6. Jul 28, 2013 at 12:02 PM
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    The Point Sublime trail is a great little road through some nice forest. Looks like a good time. I need to explore the grand staircase one of these days.
     
  7. Aug 3, 2013 at 1:20 PM
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    OP stole your idea and went on a similar road trip last weekend.

    North Rim:
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    Point Sublime:
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    Got super lucky and drew out in the lottery for The Wave:
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    Thunderstorm rolling into Bryce Canyon:
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    Broken Arrow in Sedona on the way home:
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    The optional Steps on the trail (I think a little pee came out):
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    A few more pinstripes, but the Taco handled the whole trip like a champ :thumbsup:
     
  8. Aug 10, 2013 at 8:40 AM
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    how'd you guys do on gas / range at the north rim?
     
  9. Aug 10, 2013 at 3:09 PM
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    Not sure what you're asking. I've been to the North Rim four times... the truck gets the same mileage there as anywhere else. I have an extra fuel tank (9 gal) and sometimes carry a 2 or 5 gal backup so range usually isn't an issue. But that really isn't a problem there... there's a gas station at the Vermilion Cliffs west of Navajo Bridge, one a Jacob Lake, and one right outside the national park.
     
  10. Aug 11, 2013 at 12:34 AM
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    Damn, yo did get super lucky drawing for the wave. Awesome pics.
     
  11. Aug 11, 2013 at 1:29 AM
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    sub'd. i'm gonna have to make this trip!
     
  12. Aug 12, 2013 at 9:53 AM
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    Thanks. Yea we were definitely lucky, and this time of year there are a lot less people trying. There were about 25 people in the lottery, but apparently during May or October there can be up to 150 people on any given day. I also think there was some kharma involved because we were the only ones that even looked remotely in shape and prepared.
    It's definitely worth your while!
     
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