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Old 04-20-2012, 12:39 AM   #1
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Planning a trip to Kanab, UT

I love that area of the West, and this will be my first trip through with a trailer! Anyone have any favourite places to camp there?

There's a 4-day practical I have to do in Kanab, UT for my small animal massage course, so I thought I'd pick up my mom and 'head for the hills!'

I'd love to hear any recommendations for places to stay in/around Kanab the end of July.

Thanks!
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Old 04-20-2012, 11:00 AM   #2
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We do a lot of camping in Utah. I have to warn you, though, that it's going to be bloody hot there in July. The temperatures can be as high as 110 degrees, so if you have pets along for the ride, make sure you don't leave them unattended in your camper or car.

The Coral Pink Sand Dunes park is the prettiest park in that area, but it's about a 40 minute drive from Kanab.

Lake Powell is probably the best camping near water. It's about one and a half hours away from Kanab.

If you're willing to drive that far, however, you might as well go to St. George. They have the Sand Hollow State Park and Quail Creek State Park. They are both beautiful, fun, safe to swim and Sand Hollow even has hookups.

Hope that helps. Remember to wear sun screen, bring a hat and expect to be HOT!
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Old 04-20-2012, 11:55 AM   #3
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Laura's suggestion is the one I was going to suggest, Coral Pink Sand Dunes. We are staying there for a week in May. there are hikes near Bryce Canyon National Park, camping on the road to Bryce on the East side. Go over to Zion National Park one hr. drive from Coral Pink Sand Dunes.
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The campground suggestions above are great - but if you want to be in town for your course there are a few RV Parks that I've listed below. If your course is at Best Friends, I think that they have a few spaces for campers (if you don't already know that).

Hitch-N-Post
1-435-644-2142
East of town.
Kanab RV Corral
Good Sampark, totally renovated. No grass, located on main thoroughfare. 1-435-644-5330. Southeast of town
Crazy Horse Campground
1-435-644-2782
East of town
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Old 04-21-2012, 01:07 AM   #5
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Oh thank you!! It is at Best Friends, and I did not know they had a few spaces, so I'll definitely call them and ask first. The second choice I had near town was Hitch-n-Post, so I think I have my A, B and C plans (coral pink sand dunes).

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How about a Plan D? Consider camping at Jacob Lake, AZ or thereabouts. Elevation 7900 ft (escape the heat!), versus about 5400 ft at Kanab.
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We do a lot of camping in Utah. I have to warn you, though, that it's going to be bloody hot there in July. The temperatures can be as high as 110 degrees, so if you have pets along for the ride, make sure you don't leave them unattended in your camper or car.

Hope that helps. Remember to wear sun screen, bring a hat and expect to be HOT!
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How about a Plan D? Consider camping at Jacob Lake, AZ or thereabouts. Elevation 7900 ft (escape the heat!), versus about 5400 ft at Kanab.


Both Laura and Mike are correct, it can be very hot there! IMHO, Wicked Hot that time of year.
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Old 04-21-2012, 10:49 AM   #8
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Boy I sure like the sound of Plan D - but I do need to be at the Friends of Animals for 4 days to complete practicals. My mom currently lives in Tucson, and I used to - so part of the reason for planning a July trip there was to "enjoy" a summer week I will have my two labs with me, so that's part of the reason to take my mom, so she can hang out with the pooches while I'm finishing my class up.

These are fabulous things to think about and perhaps I'll change my strategy about when to take the practical - i MUST camp in Southern Utah this year though!!

I really appreciate all the information
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Kanab to Jacob Lake is only 37 miles. I was thinking you'd be able to leave Mom, dogs and trailer in the coolness all day and return there yourself after your daytime stuff was over. But I guess if you wanted to be able to duck into the trailer several times daily, it wouldn't work.
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Ohh i am LOVING that idea My guess is that I'm going to be pretty busy throughout the day so no real time to duck in. Thanks!! I'll take a look at some reservations.
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