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RoyF

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Posted: 08/15/20 01:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have driven that road twice with a fifth-wheel and don't recall any 12% grades, but maybe I was just too engrossed in the wonderful scenery to notice anything else.

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Hope you enkoyed the drive. The dreaded hogback is only 1/2 mile long and done before you know it.


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Lwiddis wrote:

I seek out and drive ANY road labeled “scenic” whether towing or not.


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X3 and did it last summer in our 45’ towing. The 12% is only 3-400’ long at the Hog Back in a tight turn. Yes I’d do it again in a big rig...breathtaking.

If you do not want to use 12, and instead of 89, 22 north at the entrance to Bryce is a good road and much shorter than using 89, but longer than 12.


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joraz wrote:

Thanks to all for the great info. Onto Highway 12 ma?ana!
jor


So how was the drive?


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joraz wrote:

We are thinking about heading from Bryce Canyon through Torrey on Highway 12. We drove that road in a toad years ago but I don't remember exactly what it was like. The Mountain book describes a pretty hairy road with up to 12% grades. Have any of you guys done it in your RV? What's it like? Thanks.
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Love it - it's one of the great Roads we will go out of our way to Drive/See anytime we are even Remotely Close.

It is likely you did not drive the HogBack as IMHO it is very Memorable, not to be forgotten.

The little bit of 12% grade is short and a Non Issue, the Hog Back is just Beautiful.

We have seldom seen many other RV's on the road as we are usually there in the Winter, with very little Traffic.

Report back to let us Know how you enjoyed the drive.

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It is a spectacular road that everyone should drive. I drove it in a DP and had no problems whatsoever. The gas powered motorhomes were very slow climbing that hill, but they made it. Do it!


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Glad the OP asked the question!! We are heading from Bryce to Escalante to Torrey 2nd week of October. I was a bit nervous about it until I read this.


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Rilrti,

When you are in Escalante if you have time take a drive to Boulder and then down Burr Trail Road to the end to the back entrance to Capitol Reef. There is a parking area there with great views. The road has some great scenery and will also give you a chance to see one of prettiest stretches of 12 without the trailer.

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lbrjet wrote:

Rilrti,

When you are in Escalante if you have time take a drive to Boulder and then down Burr Trail Road to the end to the back entrance to Capitol Reef. There is a parking area there with great views. The road has some great scenery and will also give you a chance to see one of prettiest stretches of 12 without the trailer.


THANKS for the tip. We will be there for 4 nights so I'm sure we will have time. We are trail runners and have a dog. Any advise on any areas outside of the park where we can run with our dog?

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