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Old 03-06-2019, 02:28 PM   #1
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We are looking for some suggestions regarding traveling out west this Sept.
Is it possible to still get reservations at or near Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon?

I know it might be a long shot, and we should have started last summer, but we had some health issues, but now we are on the mend, and trying to play catch up.

We will be leaving North Ga in late August and then to Branson and then to the West.

Thanks again for any and all help.

Tom and Kathy
North Ga
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Relaxing in a campground. The best way to enjoy 'mending'.

What kind of RV do you have? Trailer (length)? MH with or without toad?


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It would also be helpful to understand what kinds of activities you guys enjoy, as the west is a big place.
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If you get here after school starts, finding spots should not be a problem. School starts around the first of September.
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We left for the west coast last Sept (after school started) and only made one reservation the whole trip (1 week in San Diego), all other reservations were made on the fly....figured out where we'd be about 3 pm, googled campsites in the area, sorted them by reviews, looked at them via satellite view, then started calling, never failed to find a nice campground. We travel in May and Sept because, as mentioned earlier, schools are still in session. Have a great trip, we love the west!
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We spent 6 weeks making a loop to the north and west. From Houston we went north to Rushmore, west to Yellowstone, south to Colorado, south some more to New Mexico, a little more south until we found I10, then east till we saw the Houston exit (there were numerous stops along the way, these were just the major ones). We left early Sept and got home mid Oct. The crowds were pretty light and truly enjoyed the time on the road. Custer SD and Yellowstone were winding down for the season and the visitors were thinning out. It started snowing while we were in Yellowstone and it was beautiful!
We are “planners” so we had reservations everywhere we stayed.
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We are looking for some suggestions regarding traveling out west this Sept.
Is it possible to still get reservations at or near Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon?

I know it might be a long shot, and we should have started last summer, but we had some health issues, but now we are on the mend, and trying to play catch up.

We will be leaving North Ga in late August and then to Branson and then to the West.

Thanks again for any and all help.

Tom and Kathy
North Ga

After Mid August, except for labor day weekend, the season is pretty much over. Kids go back to school beginning to mid August in most of the States you mentioned going to. You can get snow in September at higher elevations, so watch weather reports. We have traveled all over the West for a number of years, so much to see. You will some distances to watch fuel etc. Lots of open spaces out West.



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If you roll through New Mexico, consider Hwy. 64 across the northern edge of the state. Beautiful and light traffic. It's two lanes most or all of the way....
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