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Old 01-11-2015, 04:32 PM   #1
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Grand Canyon, Zion and Bryce

We are going on a round about trip in June with the two 14 yr old grandkids. We want to go see the Grand Canyon, Bryce and Zion Canyons. I need some advice on whether it would be better to stay in the center of these three and use the tow vehicle to go back and forth or stay at two different campgrounds. Any suggestions on campgrounds would be great also. We prefer the ones with hookups. We are going to leave there and head to Yellowstone. This is our first trip out west. We are leaving the Atlanta area and plan on taking about a month or so for this trip.


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Old 01-11-2015, 04:43 PM   #2
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We made that trip about 3 years ago. Camped at KOA in Williams Az and camped at Ruby Inn in Bryce Canyon. Can't remember where we camped for Zion canyon. It will be the trip of a lifetime, making memories with grandkids....

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Old 01-11-2015, 09:14 PM   #3
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I would not recommend staying in the center of these three National Parks and making day trips to each (if that is what you are asking). They are way, way too far apart. Even if you were visiting the North Rim of the Canyon, it's still way too far from Zion. You really need to stay close to each Park. The South Rim of Grand Canyon has a campground with full hook-ups. Zion has a campground in the park that doesn't have sewer at the sites, but the location is terrific (better than waiting in line to enter the park every day). Ruby's at Bryce is about the "only game in town" but does have full hook-ups and is pretty nice. My advice, do yourself a favor and stay in the parks and take the free shuttles. If you don't, you will on your next trip out there...ask me how I know .
A side note about an additional overnight stop is at the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah. They have two full hook-up RV sites (they take reservations) and the place is well worth an overnight or two. It's a first class place and if your grandkids love animals, this will probably be the highlight of the entire trip. They can also volunteer for a 1/2 day or 1 day or longer.

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Old 01-12-2015, 01:10 AM   #4
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Lightbulb Just my $.02

As an option, google "Kanab Utah rv camping. You'll get 30+ results with ratings from people who have stayed.
About the longest trip would be to the north rim of the Grand Canyon and that won't be difficult. We have a CRV and it's very comfortable for that kind of trip.
I've been to both sides and the north being higher elevation gives, in my opinion, the better view and you can avoid the huckster (pricey) tours and stuff on the south side reserve. About the only thing you'll miss is the skywalk, but that's part of a tour and they won't let you take your camera and photos they take of you start at around $30.
After driving from Vegas to the south rim I was put off by the amount of extra $$$ you have to spend to see it. The north rim costs the price of park entry, not big bucks per person like the south. If I go again it'll be the north side for sure.
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