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 firstname.lastname@example.org 828 443-0279
Paul Aakervik email@example.com 775-722-8830 Linda Dean firstname.lastname@example.org 623-256-5989
You will need:
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.
Concha del Mar Campground, Puerto Peñasco, Mexico
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)
N31.3162, W113.5525 – Click on link to see Google Map
Ron Hanson 641-903-1556
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
Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort Casino, 1650 S. Casino Dr., Laughlin, NV 89029
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
35.166507, -114.572213 – Click on link to see Google Map
Donna Backus (734) 476-3788
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.
Cerbat Foothills Recreation Area (BLM) (928) 757-7919, off US-93, north of Kingman, AZ
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.
35.205741, -114.096583 – Click on link to see Google Map
-Dana Skaggs, (217) 971-3083
Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Hassayampa River Preserve, tour Vulture Mine, , 4-wheeling and hiking.
Dry Camping on South Vulture Mine Road by Pouquette Tank
From highway 60 on west side of town, turn south on Vulture Mine Road and follow approximately 6 miles. Watch for WIN signs.
33.912889, -112.806917 – Click on link to see Google Map
Dancing, hiking in the Superstition Mountains, visit Tortilla Flats
Apache Junction Elks Lodge, 2455 N. Apache Trail, Apache Junction, AZ 85119
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.
33.438145, -111.518959 – Click on link to see Google Map
Peter letswaard (705) 929-3966
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.
Casino Del Sol, 5655 W Valencia Rd.
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.
N32.128902, W111.082460 – Click on link to see Google Map
Carolyn Baird (208) 733-2058
Visit Arco Copper Mine Tour, Titan Mission Silo, White Elephant 2nd Hand Store, Mission San Xavier
Desert Diamond Casino – 1100 W. Pima Mine Rd., Sahuarita, AZ
Take I-19 to Exit 80
N32.005237, W110.988564 – Click on link to see Google Map
Carolyn Baird 208-733-2058
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).
Flying W RV Ranch
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.
N31.613117, W111.036235 – Click on link to see Google Map
Carolyn Baird (208) 733-2058
Kayaking and birding at state park, Mrs. Patton’s hummingbird garden, eat at Velvet Elvis’s, cute specialty shops to explore.
Downtown Patagonia park (west side of park bathrooms)
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.
N31.538455, W110.756700 – Click on link to see Google Map
Ft. Huachuca Museums, Tombstone, Bisbee Mine tour and historic town, Coronado National Memorial.
1 Elk Lane, Sierra Vista, AZ
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.
N31.551397, W110.303074 – Click on link to see Google Map
Jane Mailloux, (503) 703-1946
Dancing, hot tubs, Chiricahua National Monument with hiking trail, Fort Bowie, Cochise Stronghold, Rex Allen Museum.
Elks Lodge, 247 E Stewart St. 520-384-2131
Take 1st Wilcox exit and go straight. Will become Railroad Ave. Turn right onto Stewart Ave. Lodge on left 1 block down.
N32.251927, W109.827735 – Click on link to see Google Map
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.
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.
32.79391, -109.59319 – Click on link to see Google Map
Kayaking (3 day, 2 night also), hiking, Tonto National Monument, dancing, fish dinners, drive Apache Trail to Tortilla Flats,
Windy Hill Campground, Jackrabbit Loop
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).
N33.652749, W111.093879 – Click on link to see Google Map
Joanne Hansen, (970) 376-3012, and Lu Anne Frost (928) 205-0006
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.
Elks Lodge, 1206 Beeline Hwy., Payson, AZ 928-474- 2572
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.
N34.256705, W111.324395 – Click on link to see Google Map
Margaret Murray, (970) 214-4943
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.
Little Dealer Little Prices RV, 2757 N. Truwood Dr.
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.
N34.582558, W112.310615 – Click on link to see Google Map
Visit the Grand Canyon National Park
BLM land just south of Tusayan
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.
35.926463, -112.130238 – Click on link to see Google Map
Kayaking, Antelope Canyon (need reservations), Glen Canyon Dam, John Wesley Powell Museum.
Lone Rock Campground
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.
N 37.020011 W 111.539688 – Click on link to see Google Map
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).
Gravel storage area
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).
N37.217633, W112.683262 – Click on link to see Google Map