Utah Circuit 2018

Newspaper Rock/Canyonlands National Park (The Needles)

May 1, 2018 to May 5, 2018
Activity Ideas

Hiking, petroglyphs, biking, scenic drive, sunrises and sunsets, 4-wheeling

Parking Location

Free parking across the road from Newspaper Rock on NF land.

Directions and Other Information

From Monticello go N on Hwy 191, then W on Hwy 211 toward Newspaper Rock, the pullout is on the left at mile marker 9.

GPS COORDINATES ARE TO THE JUNCTION OF HWY 191 AND HWY 211

GPS Coordinates

N38.074224, W109.350360 - Click on link to see Google Map


Moab/Arches NP/Canyonlands NP (Island in the Sky)

May 5, 2018 to May 10, 2018
Activity Ideas

Hiking, mountain biking, scenic drive, sunrises and sunsets, 4-wheeling

Parking Location

Gold Bar Rec Group Campsite C&D, 14 miles from Moab on 279.

Directions and Other Information

From Moab travel 5 miles N on Hwy 191, turn W on 279 and drive 10 miles, turn left to campsite. C&D are located on east end of camp. From I-70 go S on Hwy 191 and turn W at 279. No hookups. Pit toilets. Cost will depend on the number of people. Several places in Moab for dump and water.

GPS Coordinates

N38.57575, W109.63341 - Click on link to see Google Map


Capitol Reef NP

May 10, 2018 to May 16, 2018
Activity Ideas

Hiking, biking, Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, drive National Scenic Byway 12 – An All American Road, Kodachrome Basin SP. Mother’s Day – May 13

GPS Coordinates

Parking Location

Fruita Campground, Capitol Reef National Park, Camp Ground Rd., Teasdale, UT 84773 (435)425-3791

Directions and Other Information

Starting February 1, reservations can be made, visit www.recreation.gov. Campsites are $20 per night or $10 per night with senior pass.

GPS Coordinates

N38.281908, W111.248652 - Click on link to see Google Map


Bryce Canyon National Park

May 16, 2018 to May 21, 2018
Activity Ideas

Hiking, biking, scenic drive, bus tour, Ruby’s Inn

Parking Location

Boondocking on NF land near Ruby’s Inn or in Panguitch, UT depending on the weather, it can be muddy this time of year. Paradise RV Park in Panguitch has decent rates, full hookups or boon docking.

Directions and Other Information

PANGUITCH, UT GPS N37.822755, W112.435764

RUBY'S INN GPS N37.673614, W112.157371

GPS Coordinates

- Click on link to see Google Map


Zion National Park

May 21, 2018 to May 29, 2018
Activity Ideas

Hiking, scenic drive, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, “The Wave” lottery

GPS Coordinates

Parking Location

Mt. Carmel Junction – Hwys 9 and 89; gravel parking lot

Directions and Other Information

There is no Verizon service at this parking location. There is WiFi at the Thunderbird Motel and Restaurant 1/4 mile up on Hwy 89 and “Home made” Pie too!

GPS Coordinates

N37.216122,W112.683666 - Click on link to see Google Map


North Rim of the Grand Canyon, AZ

May 29, 2018
Activity Ideas

Hiking, Interpretive Ranger Programs, trail rides (1 hr, ½ day or trips into the Grand Canyon), scenic drive, smooth water raft trips,

Parking Location

Kaibab National Forest. Close to Highway 67 to get into the Grand Canyon National Park, plenty of spaces all along route 22.

Directions and Other Information

From Kanab, take Highway 89Alt south to Jacob Lake, AZ. From Jacob Lake, take Highway 67 south to the North Rim. Route 22 will be on the right about 5 miles from the Park entrance.

GPS Coordinates

N36.401567, W112.137511 - Click on link to see Google Map