For anyone considering a trip to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks via I-70, a great place to stop is Green River State Park (photo 3), especially if you are towing. It is close enough to the parks for a day trip and less costly ($28 for 30 amp) than RV campgrounds in Moab. Also, your RV may exceed the park length limits if you can even get a site. We were in the area last week and there was a huge line of all sorts of vehicles waiting to get into Arches. Fewer cars at Canyonlands. No sites available.
If you are in a camper van, take your chances at the NP campgrounds, or go to Needles Overlook (US 191 north of the Canyonlands/Needles NP entrance. There are 2 campgrounds and dispersed camping. Just make sure you are not on private property.
The Green River (photo 2: That's a railroad bridge and at night the passing trains sound like the tracks are right next to your site.) is accessible from the park for rafting and kayaking. In this photo, it was close to flood stage, but last week it was low.
I-70 will then take you over to I-15 with access to Bryce and Zion. Beware of the tunnel restriction at the eastside entrance to Zion.
If you are not towing, head over to Hanksville and take UT 24 to Capital Reef National Park and take UT 12 to Bolder, Escalane, Kodachrome SP (photo 1) and Bryce Canyon NP. Unforgettable road! If you park your RV at Bryce, take UT 12 to Boulder. Fantastic farm based restaurant there.
Edited by radin2son, 11 October 2017 - 07:46 PM.