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Old 02-11-2016, 01:37 PM   #11
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I would caution you going into this tunnel! It's very small and even with a ranger led, you will get dirty stares from other drivers--because they now have to stop and wait for you to clear the tunnel.

It might be good to also measure your truck and trailer's max height--if you haven't done so already.

Route 9 going into the park has two-way traffic and pretty narrow and curvy, but with pull-outs for you to stop and take pictures (I recommend this!) I think the max speed is 30 mph.

Originally Posted by Brewstercrew View Post
My family and I are planning our 2nd trip out west this summer. We took a northern route last summer and now we want to see The Hoover Dam, Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce and end up in the Arches.

We will be towing our 23 foot Jayco x213 with a 2015 Expedition. We are hoping some of you have done this before and can offer some insight about the routes in the areas.

We will be leaving the Grand Canyon (Trailer Village) on 64 into 89 North into Utah. We will take 89 into 9, which runs into Zion National Park. We understand there is a tunnel there with a height limitation, but that with a permit, the park rangers will take you through. Anyone do this? Depending on the feasibility of this will dictate whether we stay in the park or outside.

Next we will go back out 9 to 89 North into Bryce Canyon. We plan to stay at Ruby’s RV and Campground. Once we leave Bryce, we plan to take 89 North to 70 East to 29 South into the Arches and stay at Dead Horse Point State Park in Moab.

So, my question is about the conditions and grade to the roads (Routes 9, 89, 29) when towing the trailer. Or suggestions on how to do this better or differently? Also, any advice as to what is a “must see” or a “must stay” while in these areas.

I know its a lot of questions but we want to do it well

Thanks in advance
Tom B

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2016 Jayco 29.5BHDS
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Old 02-16-2016, 06:46 AM   #12
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Since you're taking 89 into Utah, you may want to visit the north rim of the Grand Canyon. It's a completely different perspective where you're in the forest as opposed to desert at the south rim. You can see the Colorado river from the view points.

We stayed at Ruby's as well and used it as our base camp to go to GC, Zion and Bryce. Bryce has a cool horseback tour you can take from the corral across the highway from Ruby's. There's a concierge type desk at Ruby's for sightseeing and other things to do.

Grosvenor arch is relatively close to Ruby's and worth the drive. Enjoy!

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