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Old 02-09-2009, 09:40 AM   #1
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We finally got off to Dead Horse Point State Park for a few days. If you're going south from I-70 towards Moab (about 20 miles), the Canyon Lands sign is visible at night. The Dead Horse Point sign is above the Canyon Lands, but is non-reflective at night, so I drove right past the turn off. When we got to the Arches exit I got the map out, then turned around headed back up the road to the exit I had driven past!!
The Dead Horse Point camp has electricity, but no water hookups. My wife discovered there was electricity available after we went for a hike on Sunday and wanted to know why we hadn't hooked up?? That's when I plugged into the box I almost tripped over in the dark the night before!!The rest rooms were very nice, and views are great!! We like all of the various rock formations, canyons etc. Sunday night we had to "share" the campground with one other camper!! It's early but I thought there would be more people out that that!! Canyon Lands park had very few people also and great views also!



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Old 02-09-2009, 10:16 AM   #2
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post some pictures when you get a chance.i'm jealous.
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Old 02-09-2009, 11:47 AM   #3
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Your post brought back some good memories. Love the place and the views from the top are phenomenal! We took our TV down the Schaffer Trail and turned right on the White Rim Trail then turned around and followed the bottom of the canyon back to Moab, then back to Dead Horse. Made kind of a long loop that day. One of my last tenting trips takingmy Jeep along the entire distance of the White Rim Trail...over 100 miles.
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Old 02-09-2009, 01:11 PM   #4
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I'm still picture posting challenged. After missing the non-reflective sign and telling DW there wasn't any electricity available, DW pointing out the electrical boxes, no wonder I can't post pictures!!

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We took our TV down the Schaffer Trail and turned right on the White Rim Trail then turned around and followed the bottom of the canyon back to Moab, then back to Dead Horse. Made kind of a long loop that day. One of my last tenting trips takingmy Jeep along the entire distance of the White Rim Trail...over 100 miles.


We tried to do this when we were there last summer. The trip down Schaffer trail is more suited to Jeeps or Hummers (short wheelbase, sharp turning radius) vehicles rather than a CrewCab truck. We got part way down the trail, then turned around to go back to the top. Whenever we came to one of the many hairpin turns, I would have to stop, backup, turn the steeringwheel, pull forward, turn the steeringwheel, backup, turn the steering wheel, pull forward, stop, turn the steering wheel, backup, stop, turn the steering wheel; I think you get the idea where this is going... Also, the thought of the trailbeing mere inches from the side of thecliff was scary as well.



The Moab area is very nice. Arches and Canyonlands National Parks are very scenic. Nice views!!! In my opinion, Utah is overlooked as vacation spots, it has a lot to offer!!Edited by: dsaalease
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Sounds like you had plenty of practice backing & steering. We didn't really get on any of these trails because of the crewcab pickup. We have an older Toyota Land Cruiser but it won't pull this trailer. Yes, Utah has many places to see. I want to just go back and look some more!!!!!!!!

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You made the trip we were planning last spring. We didn't get to go. I ended up at the DR. That was to be the maiden trip with our new 5er.
Maybe this year it will happen. We're talking about it anyway.
Glad to hear you enjoyed it and thanks for sharing with us.


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Old 02-21-2009, 04:10 PM   #8
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We are planning a trip there next year any site recommendations?*We are going to try to see Arches, Bryce and Zion, before we head to Baker City, OR to visit relatives.*
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Are you going this summer, or in 2010? We are thinking real strongly of heading out there-- ----late spring, early summer this year.


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This year we are going to the Porpupine Mnt. in the UP, *May 2010 we are planning to go to Utah & Oregon. If you go I would love to hear about it. My DH's Uncle has been wanting us to come out to OR for years. I have always wanted to see Utah so we'll swing thru on are way.*
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