Catalina State Park Canyon Loop

Catalina State Park is in the Oro Valley area of Tucson just off Hwy 77 (Oracle Rd) and directly across the street from the Oro Valley Market Place where there are plenty of shops and restaurants. Campground: Catalina State Park Location: Oro Valley, Arizona (Tucson area) Site: B48 Cost: $30 Services: W/E (50 Amp) Comments: A beautiful campground with fantastic …

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Usery Mountain Regional Park

Campground: Buckhorn Family Campground Location: Mesa, Arizona (east of Phoenix) Site: 28 Cost: $30 Services: W/E (50 Amp) Comments: A lovely campground with nice spacious sites and fantastic views of both the desert and the city lights. We had a terrific views of both sunrise and sunset from our site. There are also plenty of hiking trails to keep us …

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McDowell Mountain Regional Park

Campground: McDowell Mountain Regional Park – E.I. Rowland Campground Location: Fountain Hills, Arizona Site: 71 Cost: $30 Services: W/E (50 AMP) Comments: One of our favorite campgrounds when we are visiting family and friends in the Phoenix area. It has great access to fun mountain biking trails and hiking trails. The sites are spacious and have fantastic views. Site 71, …

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Schnebly Hill Rd Sedona AZ

While staying at Dead Horse Ranch State Park in Cottonwood we drove to Sedona (about 30 minutes) for a few day trips of exploring and hiking. We decided one day to do some 4WD exploring and drove Schnebly Hill Rd (FS Road 153) from I-17 to Sedona. This is approximately a 13 mile drive and it is recommended to start …

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Dead Horse Ranch State Park Cottonwood Arizona

    Campground: Coopers Hawk Campground Location:  Cottonwood, Arizona Site: 91 Cost: $30 Services: E/W (50 AMP) Comments: A lovely campground which we have visited multiple times before and have always enjoyed. Site 91 is a back-in site with a few trees which provided much needed shade. We still ran the a/c during the day (end of October) but could …

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Hanging Garden Trail Page Arizona

Page, Arizona Page is located near the Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell and is a small town of just over 7,000 people with lots of restaurants and hotels and fantastic views of the surrounding countryside.  There are several grocery stores, gas stations, and even a WalMart.  Everything you might need on your visit is available in this lovely town. …

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Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

This campground is part of the Lake Powell Resort in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area in Arizona and borders Utah (so every day we would ride our bikes from Arizona to Utah and back again) and Lake Powell. It is a beautiful setting with great views in every direction. It is a very nice campground which is well maintained …

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Kodachrome Basin State Park Utah

This beautiful but small state park is about a 40 minute drive from Bryce Canyon City and provides great hiking trails and a lovely campground. If you want to escape the crowds of Bryce head to Kodachrome.  The park is full of sandstone chimneys and tall monolithic  spires which change colors throughout the day. There are several hiking trails in …

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Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park is one of the many parks, both state and national, that sit in southern Utah and offer a variety of activities for the outdoor enthusiast. Bryce is known for its’ crimson colored hoodoos. The main area of the park is by the lodge where there is a rim trail which provides great viewpoints for the beautiful …

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Rubys Inn RV Park and Campground Site 238

  It’s late October and by this time Bryce could be cold and full of snow as we had discovered in previous years.  But this year we lucked out and had beautiful, dry weather and sunny warm days and the nights were down to freezing.  We had wanted to stay in one of the two campgrounds within the national park …

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