Western Winter Circuit

2018/19 Western Winter Circuit

The 2018/19 Western Winter Circuit begins with the WIN All Singles Dance Rally at the Fountain of Youth Spa and RV Resort in Niland, CA.  The circuit will include our usual visits to Borrego Springs for Thanksgiving, Yuma for Christmas and New Year’s Eve and Quartzsite for the Big Tent RV Show in the last half of January.   Other gathering stops can be added or changed based on feedback provided from participating WIN members. Also, hosts are needed for the gatherings, please email or call Arlene Teague to provide any feedback and to indicate where you would like to host.  Contact information for Arlene is arlene.teague@gmail.com   828 443-0279


(Optional) Puerta Penasco

February 4, 2019 to February 25, 2019
Hosts

Paul Aakervik paulfromreno@gbis.com 775-722-8830 Linda Dean linvia1@hotmail.com 623-256-5989

Activity Ideas

You will need:
1- Passport
2- Current rabies vaccination certificate for pets.
If you do not have insurance you will be able to obtain it at the border.
Shop Malecon and Shack’s 5th Avenue, walk beach at low tide, possible fishing trip, side trip to Biosphere, campfires on beach, sunset cruise. Get bodywork, painting or upholstery work done on your RV.

Parking Location

Concha del Mar Campground, Puerto Peñasco, Mexico

Directions and Other Information

South on Mex 8 (becomes Benito Juarez at Puerto Peñasco) to pedestrian overpass, then turn right (west) 6 blocks to sign for Playa Bonita. Turn right (north) 6 blocks to stop sign, then turn left (west) 3 blocks and go thru gate at Concha del Mar. +/- $8 per night. Water and dump available for $. Laundry and showers on site. (Last year reverse osmosis water was $.20 a gallon, dump free)

GPS Coordinates

N31.3162, W113.5525Click on link to see Google Map


LAUGHLIN, NV

February 10, 2019 to February 15, 2019
Hosts

Ron Hanson 641-903-1556

Activity Ideas

Visit Don Laughlin’s Classic Car Collection, visit the many casinos, travel by water taxi, walk or bike the Riverwalk, whitewater raft on the Colorado River, visit the Laughlin Labryinths

Parking Location

Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort Casino, 1650 S. Casino Dr., Laughlin, NV 89029

Directions and Other Information

From I-40/US-95N take exit 141 for River Road toward West Broadway, turn left onto Needles Highway/River Road, turn right onto Bruce Woodbury Dr., and then left onto S. Casino Drive. Look for the RV parking lot on the right. South side of Riverside Casino

GPS Coordinates

35.166507, -114.572213Click on link to see Google Map


Kingman, Arizona

February 15, 2019 to February 19, 2019
Hosts

Donna Backus (734) 476-3788

Activity Ideas

Visit the Route 66 Visitors Center, the Powerhouse Visitor Center, and the Mohave Museum of History and Arts. Take Route 66 to the Town of Oatman. There is lots of hiking near the campsite.

Parking Location

Cerbat Foothills Recreation Area (BLM) (928) 757-7919, off US-93, north of Kingman, AZ

Directions and Other Information

From Laughlin take the AZ-68E to the US 93S ramp to Kingman for approximately 2 miles. The turn off to the campground will be on your right, watch for signs.

GPS Coordinates

35.205741, -114.096583Click on link to see Google Map


Wickenburg, AZ

February 19, 2019 to February 25, 2019
Hosts

-Dana Skaggs, (217) 971-3083

Activity Ideas

Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Hassayampa River Preserve, tour Vulture Mine, , 4-wheeling and hiking.

Parking Location

Dry Camping on South Vulture Mine Road by Pouquette Tank

Directions and Other Information

From highway 60 on west side of town, turn south on Vulture Mine Road and follow approximately 6 miles. Watch for WIN signs.

GPS Coordinates

33.912889, -112.806917Click on link to see Google Map


Apache Junction, Arizona

February 25, 2019 to March 2, 2019
Activity Ideas

Dancing, hiking in the Superstition Mountains, visit Tortilla Flats

Parking Location

Apache Junction Elks Lodge, 2455 N. Apache Trail, Apache Junction, AZ 85119

Directions and Other Information

From I-60 go north on N. Idaho Rd. (hwy 88). Turn right on N. Apache Trail (hwy 88). The ELKs Lodge will be on the right.

GPS Coordinates

33.438145, -111.518959Click on link to see Google Map


TUCSON, AZ

March 2, 2019 to March 14, 2019
Hosts

Peter letswaard (705) 929-3966

Activity Ideas

Kitt Peak Observatory (need reservations for night tour), U of A Mirror Lab (need reservations), Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, Saguaro National Park West Visitor Center with ranger talks, Tucson shopping, movies, etc. Casino activities. Old Tucson Movie Studio.

Parking Location

Casino Del Sol, 5655 W Valencia Rd.

Directions and Other Information

From Hwy I-10 take Hwy 19 south out of Tucson toward Nogales. Take Valencia Rd for 6+ miles to Casino. Turn left before gas station then 2nd right to parking area.

GPS Coordinates

N32.128902, W111.082460Click on link to see Google Map

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SAHUARITA, AZ – OPTION 2

March 11, 2019 to March 14, 2019
Hosts

Carolyn Baird (208) 733-2058

Activity Ideas

Visit Arco Copper Mine Tour, Titan Mission Silo, White Elephant 2nd Hand Store, Mission San Xavier

Parking Location

Desert Diamond Casino – 1100 W. Pima Mine Rd., Sahuarita, AZ

Directions and Other Information

Take I-19 to Exit 80

GPS Coordinates

N32.005237, W110.988564Click on link to see Google Map


TUBAC, AZ – OPTION 2

March 14, 2019 to March 18, 2019
Hosts

Carolyn Baird 208-733-2058

Activity Ideas

Artsy town to explore, hike Anza Trail toTumacacori, Tumacacori cultural demonstrations, Nogales, kayak Pena Blanca and continue around on back road to Arivaca, birding at Madera Canyon, Whipple Observatory Visitors Center (reservations needed).

Parking Location

Flying W RV Ranch

Directions and Other Information

From I-19 take exit 40, go under freeway and then south on Frontage Rd to Bridge Rd. Turn left (east) onto Bridge Rd. At “T” turn right and go about ½ mile to the bridge. Cross bridge and continue to a gravel road on left. Turn left onto gravel road then right over RR tracks. Continue straight onto the tree lined road, then make a right and then a left turn. The turn into the Flying W Ranch is on the left. Park on the large level field to the left of the house. Water, electric, dump, laundry and WIFI available.

GPS Coordinates

N31.613117, W111.036235Click on link to see Google Map


PATAGONIA, AZ – OPTION 2

March 18, 2019 to March 22, 2019
Hosts

Carolyn Baird (208) 733-2058

Activity Ideas

Kayaking and birding at state park, Mrs. Patton’s hummingbird garden, eat at Velvet Elvis’s, cute specialty shops to explore.

Parking Location

Downtown Patagonia park (west side of park bathrooms)

Directions and Other Information

Going east on Hwy 82 from Nogales as you first enter Patagonia, McKeown Avenue splits off to the right. Veer right onto McKeown Ave. Go approx. 1 block and park on left beside the curb before getting to the park bathrooms.

GPS Coordinates

N31.538455, W110.756700Click on link to see Google Map


Sierra Vista, AZ

March 14, 2019 to March 22, 2019
Hosts

Host Needed

Activity Ideas

Ft. Huachuca Museums, Tombstone, Bisbee Mine tour and historic town, Coronado National Memorial.

Parking Location

1 Elk Lane, Sierra Vista, AZ

Directions and Other Information

Take I-10 east to Benson. At Benson take AZ-90 27.5 miles south to Sierra Vista.Go straight at light when AZ-90 turns to the left. You will now be on Buffalo Soldier Trail. Turn left on Wilcox Drive. Lodge is on the right. Enter on east side of lodge. 14 sites have W & E.

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GPS Coordinates

N31.551397, W110.303074Click on link to see Google Map


WILLCOX, AZ

March 22, 2019 to March 29, 2019
Hosts

Jane Mailloux, (503) 703-1946

Activity Ideas

Dancing, hot tubs, Chiricahua National Monument with hiking trail, Fort Bowie, Cochise Stronghold, Rex Allen Museum.

Parking Location

Elks Lodge, 247 E Stewart St. 520-384-2131

Directions and Other Information

Take 1st Wilcox exit and go straight. Will become Railroad Ave. Turn right onto Stewart Ave. Lodge on left 1 block down.

GPS Coordinates

N32.251927, W109.827735Click on link to see Google Map

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SAFFORD, AZ

March 29, 2019 to April 2, 2019
Activity Ideas

Take a drive on the Black Hills National Back Country Byway to Gila Box area, visit the Morenci Discovery Park, drive and hike Mount Graham, and visit the nearby hot springs.

Parking Location

BLM Land

Directions and Other Information

From Safford, take Highway 70 east approximately 2-3 miles and turn right on Haekel Road for approximately 1 mile. The BLM parking will be on the right.

GPS Coordinates

32.79391, -109.59319Click on link to see Google Map


Roosevelt, AZ

April 2, 2019 to April 16, 2019
Hosts

Host Needed

Activity Ideas

Kayaking (3 day, 2 night also), hiking, Tonto National Monument, dancing, fish dinners, drive Apache Trail to Tortilla Flats,

Parking Location

Windy Hill Campground, Jackrabbit Loop

Directions and Other Information

From Safford take Hwy 70 to Globe, AZ. Go west on Hwy 60 to Hwy 188. Take Hwy 188 north to Windy Hill CG. Go into campground and pay fee at machine for the number of days you are staying, currently $10 per day Golden Age or Senior Pass. Get covered table, bathrooms and shower. Scenic area. Possible wildflowers and cactus blooms. No RV’s over Hwy 88 (Apache Trail).

GPS Coordinates

N33.652749, W111.093879Click on link to see Google Map

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Payson, AZ

April 16, 2019 to April 22, 2019
Hosts

Joanne Hansen, (970) 376-3012, and Lu Anne Frost (928) 205-0006

Activity Ideas

Hiking, fishing, Elks activities, biking and boating at Green Valley Lake. Take a day trip along top edge of Mogollon Rim on Control Road 64 and travel east to Tonto Village and then back to Payson.

Parking Location

Elks Lodge, 1206 Beeline Hwy., Payson, AZ 928-474- 2572

Directions and Other Information

Head north on AZ 188 to join AZ 87. North on AZ 87 to/Airport roundabout. Go left to Elks on corner. Call Camp Host prior to arrival to advise of dates, etc.

GPS Coordinates

N34.256705, W111.324395Click on link to see Google Map

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Prescott Valley, AZ

April 22, 2019 to April 27, 2019
Hosts

Margaret Murray, (970) 214-4943

Activity Ideas

Get your RV serviced with parts at a 10% discount. There will be kayaking at Watson Lake, and lots of hiking. We will visit the historic Prescott town square and old bars and buildings in the area. Little Dealer will give us seminars on RV maintenance or financing, and many other perks of parking here. There will be karaoke and dancing, and events at the Embry Riddle Planetarium if scheduled.

Parking Location

Little Dealer Little Prices RV, 2757 N. Truwood Dr.

Directions and Other Information

Take AZ 260 back to I-17. From I-17 south to Hwy 169 to Hwy 69. Right (West) about 6 miles to Little Dealers. USE SECOND ENTRANCE. NO EARLY ARRIVALS, NO LATE DEPARTURES. Water and dump available. Free parking, meeting room available. No hookups.

GPS Coordinates

N34.582558, W112.310615Click on link to see Google Map

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Tusayan, AZ

April 27, 2019 to April 29, 2019
Activity Ideas

Visit the Grand Canyon National Park

Parking Location

BLM land just south of Tusayan

Directions and Other Information

North on AZ 64 to FR688 (between mile markers 232 and 233), drive east either .3 miles or 1 mile depending on the number of rigs. Free. There may be a dump and water available in the Grand Canyon Campground.

GPS Coordinates

35.926463, -112.130238Click on link to see Google Map


PAGE, AZ/LONE ROCK, UT

April 29, 2019 to May 4, 2019
Hosts

Host Needed

Activity Ideas

Kayaking, Antelope Canyon (need reservations), Glen Canyon Dam, John Wesley Powell Museum.

Parking Location

Lone Rock Campground

Directions and Other Information

Take Hwy 89 north and east. When it splits to 89A, stay on 89 to Page.
From Page go approx. 8+ miles NW on Hwy 89. Turn right on Lone Rock Rd. and go to beach area parking. With dump station.
Utah is one hour ahead of Arizona.

GPS Coordinates

N 37.020011 W 111.539688Click on link to see Google Map

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KANAB, UT

May 4, 2019 to May 11, 2019
Hosts

Host Needed

Activity Ideas

Zion National Park, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, Dance Hall Cave, Coral Pink Sand Dunes National Park, hiking, biking. Wave (lottery) and White Pocket (reservations needed).

Parking Location

Gravel storage area

Directions and Other Information

Go NW on US 89 thru Kanab to ½ mi. before Mt Carmel Jct at the bottom of long grade. Parking is on the right at a large gravel storage. Mt Carmel Jct is the junction of US 89 and UT 9 ( east entrance to Zion National Park).

GPS Coordinates

N37.217633, W112.683262Click on link to see Google Map

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