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    We spent the day in Arches National Park. It is full of God's handiwork. It is a mixture of the Badlands, Garden of the Gods, Bryce Canyon, Zion, and Colorado National Monument. We spent several hours there, but could have spent a week. We saw many arches, but were not inclined to hike too far to see them. Some of them are 3 to 4 miles of hiking round trip to see them. With the elevation of nearly mile high and sometimes through deep sand and uphill, we (I) were not able to do the more strenuous hikes. ha Still, if you have never been here, you need to put it on your bucket list.

    There are trails even in the park that are open for 4x4 vehicles.

    If you do come, make sure you pack drinks and a lunch or snacks. There are ZERO opportunities to purchase these items inside the park.

    The road into Arches stretches for 18 miles. There are several turnoff roads to go to various different arches that are anywhere from 2 to 6 miles. There is a campground at the end of the 18 mile road. It is boondocking only, no services. We drove through there and it appeared to me that if your rig was over 25', you had no chance of getting in to any of the spaces. I could be wrong, but they were all small spaces.

    I've included a few pictures. Enjoy!

    Tomorrow we go to Deadhorse Point State Park.

    Joe
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  • #2
    we visited Arches back in '05 and it is on our "go back to" list .... in so far as not having places inside the park where you can purchase food/drinks, it appears that nothing has changed .... we stayed at Arch View Resort which optimistically bills itself as "Utah's Best RV Resort" .... the trees/bushes shown in the link must have been planted since we were there because back then there was only one small weed growing in the whole CG .... for those going to Arches National Park, it is a very convenient place to stay

    Jim
    Last edited by JEBar; 10-16-2012, 12:39 AM.
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    • #3
      We were there about three years ago and have plans to go again.
      Rolf
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      • #4
        This is close by and very "cool"!
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        • #5
          Joe, here's a similar view I shot in 2002.
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          • #6
            Russell,
            Good thing that you have learned to focus since then...

            We were in Arches in early Sept on return from the AK trip---well worth spending a week there, but in early spring or late fall. All of the souther Utah parks are great to visit.

            Joe
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            • #7
              Our camping club here in Denver spent a week in Moab. We took the side road adventure to Arches and enjoyed it.

              Lots of things to see and do in that part of Colorado...
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              • #8
                Been wondering where you have been Paul.
                Lee
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                • #9
                  Lee, Paul has been lost in Eastern Utah looking for Colorado.

                  Ken and Fran
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by 53 Merc View Post
                    Lee, Paul has been lost in Eastern Utah looking for Colorado.
                    good one...
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by JEBar View Post
                      we visited Arches back in '05 and it is on our "go back to" list .... in so far as not having places inside the park where you can purchase food/drinks, it appears that nothing has changed .... we stayed at Arch View Resort which optimistically bills itself as "Utah's Best RV Resort" .... the trees/bushes shown in the link must have been planted since we were there because back then there was only one small weed growing in the whole CG .... for those going to Arches National Park, it is a very convenient place to stay

                      Jim
                      We stopped there last year, got a "premium" site. It had one dead scrawny tree returned to the office and asked for a regular site and found one that actually had trees but they said I would not fit.....I proved them wrong
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Low 'n Slow View Post
                        good one...

                        dat ol' Debil made me do it. I know you were talking about Western Colorado as being full of opportunities (but, so is Eastern Utah)

                        Ken and Fran
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