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We had kicked this around some earlier, but I wanted to mention it again. 96aspencade and I and the ladies will be leaving, prob the 18th, to head down to four corners area that night, then the North Rim of the Grand Canyon night of the 19th, and a couple of more days and nights around Zion and Bryce, then back through Utah to Montrose.



I know a lot of people are coming in that way. If anyone would like to join us for part or all of this , you are welcome to. At North Rim, the lodge is booked solid. Kaibab Lodge, a few miles back from the rim on the spur road, has one cabin left with 2 queen beds (sleeps 4), for 186.79.



Out at the main Hwy turnoff at Jacobs Lake, there is Jacobs Lake Lodge. They have 3 rooms left at the moment, 2 doubles in each room, about $122 per night after tax. If anyone is interested, you should go ahead and check with them and get something booked.



Jacobs Lake Lodge is 44 miles from the rim at the intersection of US 89a and AZ 67. It'll be abourt an hour ride back out after the sunset at the rim.



It's beautiful country out there, and the aspens should be brilliant at that time.
 

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GRrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr................

Somebody better figure what's wrong with my back before Montrose, that's the way we are comming home providing I am able to go at all :(
 

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Hmmmm,,,,,,,,, my plans are to see the North Rim on my way to Montrose. And I am not sure what time of day I'll be getting there. I hope to make it there early in the day, have a good look see, and thenmake it to Utah by evening.So I don't even have a real plan on somewhere to stay if it turns out that I don't make it there till late in the day. I know there is a campground near by. I wonder if that will be booked full when I get there.

Guess I'll just "wing it",,,,,,,,,,,,,, adds to the adventure:action:
 

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Better make your reservation! Cindy and I got there just at sundown last Labor Day weekend, watched the sunset, then found that there were no rooms anywhere. We ended up driving to Kanab after dark. I don't know how far that is, but it seemed like 150 miles or so, with deer jumping out from behind every tree. We stayed at a neat old motel in Kanab that had about 100 units, old motor court style. The motel had been heavily used back in the 50s and 60s to make westerns, and all the old cowboy actors and directors had autographed pictures there and stuff. Lots of photos of the casts sitting around the pool in their cowboy getups and that sort of thing. LONG DRIVE after dark, though!

Get that back well and let's ride.
 

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Swampfox speaks the truth. It IS a Long way from the North Rim to Kanab in the dark. Been there - Done that!
 

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I looked on expedia.....80 miles to Kanab from the N Rim Lodge. It's 40 from the N Rim out to the highway, so that's halfway. It just don't SEEM that way! Dodging deer is time consuming.



Parry Lodge is the place to stay in Kanab, if you go there. Lots of movie memorabilia and history, andgreat breakfast buffet.
 

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Fredonia, AZ has a few rooms too, I have stayed there in the past. It is a couple of miles closer to Jacob lake on the way to Kanab.
 

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Our current plan is to leave Montrose on the 18th to Moab. Check out arches then Camp near there. Down to Bryce and on to near Zion. Camp there the 19th and see Zion the next day. Then head for the South rim via page on the 21st. Spend a day at the Grand Canyon. From there make it back east to head toward home.
 

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Our current plan is to leave Montrose on the 18th to Moab. Check out arches then Camp near there. Down to Bryce and on to near Zion. Camp there the 19th and see Zion the next day. Then head for the South rim via page on the 21st. Spend a day at the Grand Canyon. From there make it back east to head toward home.
Montrose to Moab is only a couple of hour ride.

Arches is nice, but itdoesn't take very long to explore if you just stay on the roads and pullouts. Canyonlands N.P. is right across the street from Arches, and is a Very nice Ride. Try to hit that one too if you can. I like them Both and get to rideover there quite a bit.



I would like to suggest that you buy a National Parks Pass. It will get you into all the parks and probably save you a few bucks. Good call on seeing the South Rim of the Grand Canyon - I believe that it offers a more complete experience of the Canyon than the North Rim. (more people though - but worth it)
 

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True about the South Rim being more Grand Canyon. There's a rim road,skirting the canyon for a long ways, lots of pulloffs and the main visitor center (village) over there. It is the most-visited area by far, and there is a lot more to see. North Rim is a point on the rim of the canyon, with some trails dropping in. Very scenic, but limited.

We're going to the North Rim because it's different,the ride is nicer, and we've been to the S Rim lots of times, plus we can drop right into Zion, Bryce, etc from there. We may well work in a half day or so of South Rim before going around the North side.
 

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North Rim

Page AZ is another place to stay.. Not too far away..Lots of accommodations there.. North rim is a must if you're close
 

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Yep, Bert's right. I just hope everyone else stops by instead of just sneekin through in the middle of the night
Like some people who shall remain nameless, but you know who you are
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Aw come on it was late and my wife was shot..:action::action:Next time we'll stop for sure.. But than we'll see ya in Montrose........:banana::banana::banana::banana:
 

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Our current plan is to leave Montrose on the 18th to Moab. Check out arches then Camp near there. Down to Bryce and on to near Zion. Camp there the 19th and see Zion the next day. Then head for the South rim via page on the 21st. Spend a day at the Grand Canyon. From there make it back east to head toward home.
Montrose to Moab is only a couple of hour ride.

Arches is nice, but itdoesn't take very long to explore if you just stay on the roads and pullouts. Canyonlands N.P. is right across the street from Arches, and is a Very nice Ride. Try to hit that one too if you can. I like them Both and get to rideover there quite a bit.



I would like to suggest that you buy a National Parks Pass. It will get you into all the parks and probably save you a few bucks. Good call on seeing the South Rim of the Grand Canyon - I believe that it offers a more complete experience of the Canyon than the North Rim. (more people though - but worth it)
I figure by the time I can get the wife moving on Friday morning, pack up and roll out it will be after lunch before we get to Moab. I have a campsite reserved at SLickrock Campground so the plan is to drop the trailer, and head into the park. We will play it by ear for the rest of that day.

We will add canyonlands to the list of places to see, if time permits. The parks pass is something I need to check into a bit closer, I think I can just buy one at the first park gate we come to but I need to confirm that.
 

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Some of us "older people, with limited abilities", may qualify for diabled free lifetime entrance into National Parks. I saw on the fee board at the entrance to Glacier and asked. I found out, that as a disabled vet, I qualified. What a shock. The first visit saved me $25. The free Pass wasissued and used right then.

I didn't know anything about the free pass fordisabled people. All I had to prove that I was disabled was my combination hunting and fishing license. Fortunately, that, along with my retiree ID card,was sufficient.

I hope this bit of info is useful to other NP visitors, who may qualify.

Terry
 

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Good info. I just bought my new pass for this year. It's $80 (I don't qualify for Sr citizen or anything yet).

I got the card, and this year they are also giving a hanger for the car mirror, to put the card in when you are at BLM, Park Service, and Forest Service self-service fee areas.

When you get this, be sure to mention motorcycle travel as well, because they also gave me a sticker for the motorcycle windshield which also serves the same purpose as the card and hanger for the car.
 

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The senior pass I got years ago saved me $125 through CA, UT, AZ Parks on my last trip about 5 weeks ago.. In California at Yosemite park if there's a rider with me they let them in under my pass.. They told me they consider the senior pass for 4 wheels.. So buddy up with an old guy and save $25..
 

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DougW wrote:
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DougW wrote:
Our current plan is to leave Montrose on the 18th to Moab. Check out arches then Camp near there. Down to Bryce and on to near Zion. Camp there the 19th and see Zion the next day. Then head for the South rim via page on the 21st. Spend a day at the Grand Canyon. From there make it back east to head toward home.
Montrose to Moab is only a couple of hour ride.

Arches is nice, but itdoesn't take very long to explore if you just stay on the roads and pullouts. Canyonlands N.P. is right across the street from Arches, and is a Very nice Ride. Try to hit that one too if you can. I like them Both and get to rideover there quite a bit.



I would like to suggest that you buy a National Parks Pass. It will get you into all the parks and probably save you a few bucks. Good call on seeing the South Rim of the Grand Canyon - I believe that it offers a more complete experience of the Canyon than the North Rim. (more people though - but worth it)
I have a campsite reserved at SLickrock Campground so the plan is to drop the trailer, and head into the park. We will play it by ear for the rest of that day.

We will add canyonlands to the list of places to see, if time permits. The parks pass is something I need to check into a bit closer, I think I can just buy one at the first park gate we come to but I need to confirm that.
slickrock campground is rightpast the propane tanks as you cross the colorado river on the right side if you are coming from the north. Ive stayed there before. Lots of hot water in the showers and the swimming pool was nice. If Kitten is still working at the counter tell her Hi from JB Dayton Nevada if ya would.South out of Moab to Monticello i think is real niceThanks JB
 

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Better make your reservation! Cindy and I got there just at sundown last Labor Day weekend, watched the sunset, then found that there were no rooms anywhere. We ended up driving to Kanab after dark. I don't know how far that is, but it seemed like 150 miles or so, with deer jumping out from behind every tree. We stayed at a neat old motel in Kanab that had about 100 units, old motor court style. The motel had been heavily used back in the 50s and 60s to make westerns, and all the old cowboy actors and directors had autographed pictures there and stuff. Lots of photos of the casts sitting around the pool in their cowboy getups and that sort of thing. LONG DRIVE after dark, though!

Get that back well and let's ride.
There are also some rooms east of Jacobs Lake in the Marble Canyon area.

MARBLE CANYON LODGING

We really enjoy staying right at the North Rim earlier this year. Nice cabins, fantastic view, saloon and a great restaurant.
 
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