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profdant139

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Posted: 02/19/20 07:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just to give you something to look forward to, this was taken on the South Rim in late September several years ago:

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Posted: 02/19/20 07:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

prichardson wrote:

For the Grand Canyon South Rim consider the NPS campground at Desert View. While not true boondocking its location within an easy walk to the rim and away from the crowds at Canyon Village make it very pleasant.


Sadly Desert View NPS camground opens mid April 2020, so we will be too early by a few weeks. :-(

info here:

https://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/desert-view.htm

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As Busskipper said, check out the thread on Moab here. About 2/3rds of the way down the first page is a segment on boondocking locations. Besides the Jeep Safari in April, be aware that many of the school districts in CO and UT have the fourth week of March off for spring break (March 21-29). By that point many families are burned out on winter so they head to Moab at that time. The boondocking on Willow Springs road can get so crowded it looks like a city out there. [emoticon]

We usually stay in BLM CG's simply because there are specific campsites so others can't set themselves up right next to you. Does require arriving pretty early (before 10 a.m.) in the day and not on a Friday or Saturday.


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4runnerguy wrote:

As Busskipper said, check out the thread on Moab here. About 2/3rds of the way down the first page is a segment on boondocking locations. Besides the Jeep Safari in April, be aware that many of the school dist...


Thanks 4 Runner Guy, that is terrific information. I have bookmarked this thread.

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