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Zion National Park Utah
Zion National Park hosts some of the best RV vacations from one of the best parks in America, breathtaking. Zion National Park is stunning, gorgeous, and completely unforgettable. Zion is a massive canyon with a complete ecosystem at your feet to explore. It includes hundreds of acres of incredible hikes, waterways, and canyons with soaring cliffs leading to forbidden forests. Hikes through the screaming, knee deep, boulder strewn, crystal clear 57 degree waters of the Virgin river are so fun, or just float a portion of it in a rented tube. There are awesome views from nearly every hike in the park.
If you want to leave the crowds just hike into the remote wilderness farther than anyone else. You can't get lost just stay in the canyons or along the rivers edge. Zion is easy to do with kids, very very few biting insects.
Visit ONLY in the summer when the water is warm enough to play in. Fantastic visitor center offers nightly ranger talks and demonstrations. You could spend 3-20 days here easy and be so engrossed.
The free tram system is organized and absolutely a pleasure to ride with huge windows and no fumes because they are Propane powered vehicles. There are many of them stopping and going continuously all day picking up and dropping at each of the 9 or so major trailheads about every 6-9 minutes. A family of five could stay and eat here good for a month on $900 all inclusive.
Travel info - Rv'ers beware hair raising steep climbs and descents. I came down one pass a little too hard only to find my brakes had faded to nearly nothing I could not stop. Thank God I was only going about 35 mph, shifted to third then second, then pulled off and ground to a shaky stop on the shoulder. Scariest point of rv traveling I have ever had, real sobering. Watchmen campground is a good choice because you can camp there even in large class A rvs in some spots river front for $18 a night. You can walk from there to the visitors center and get on the trams. There is RV parking at the Visitor Center. The later in the day you get there you might find yourself parking in the town of Springdale instead of inside the park. Map location of Zion National Park.
NOTE: There is a tunnel fee for large vehicles which include RV's, duelies, trailers, etc. Check online for details and tunnel cost. No vehicle over 50 feet is allowed through the tunnel on the East side of the park. The ranger will turn you around and it will take you 2 1/2 hours to get to the south entrance. The South entrance is RV friendly and the Watchman campground is on the south side. Visit Glacier National Park for more wonderful hiking trails among killer grizzly bears.
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