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Mustachian Moab?
« on: May 01, 2021, 11:09:43 AM »
DH and I will be driving our 25' Sprinter RV from Colorado back to CA. We will probably head out from CO on Tuesday. We'd like to spend a couple of days in Moab on the way home. And insider tips and tricks? We like to hike and our rig is self contained. It is not 4WD. We don't mind easy dirt roads, but we can't do true off roading. Feel free to pm me if you don't want to broadcast your suggestions too widely.


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Re: Mustachian Moab?
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2021, 11:31:45 AM »
Not really an insider, but I always recommend looking on as a fantastic resource for finding camping spots.


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Re: Mustachian Moab?
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2021, 01:18:23 PM »
Pickup the book from here to wow canyon country. Going to do a lot more for you than most.

Dragonfly/Culvert canyon is special. Especially if you like freelancing/exploring. But it is getting hot, so Mill Creek or anywhere with swimming holes is going to be very attractive too.

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Re: Mustachian Moab?
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2021, 05:18:27 PM »
Arches National Park is probably the #1 attraction.  It can get kind of busy, though.  The Island in the Sky District of Canyonlands National Park and Dead Horse Point State Park offer some spectacular views.

Corona Arch is quite nice, and only a short hike.

It can be hard to find a space in the park campgrounds, but there are several along the Colorado River northeast of Moab (along UT-128).


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Re: Mustachian Moab?
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2021, 11:17:37 AM »
I always enjoyed staying in sand flats recreation area beautiful scenery, close to 4x4 trails, mt biking and town.

No services but you are self contained so that shouldn’t be a problem.

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Re: Mustachian Moab?
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2021, 02:56:19 PM »
It's the "other unit" of Canyonlands, but the Great Gallery (AKA Horseshoe Canyon) is really beautiful, and I believe you can camp in the parking lot (or elsewhere on BLM/Parks Service land). It's mostly unimproved, er "primitive" camping, but you should be fine.  You'd take a dirt road into the trailhead, but it's a dandy-quality road (unless it's wet -- if so, wait for the road to dry, as they turn to goop) and we've driven all over it in a 2WD Euro-Van. There are a number of pretty hikes around there, including Moonshine Wash: do a search on "Robber's Roost" and see if anything looks appealing.