All Valley RV Center Blog
- 0 0Published on Sep 21, 2015
The southwest is full of scenery that looks otherworldly as well as spanish colonial architecture that seems to take you back in time. We decide to compile a list of these stunning sites, all of which would be great to visit while taking advantage of the mild autumn weather. The best part? All of these locations have RV friendly campground nearby!
Antelope Canyon, Arizona
Antelope Canyon, located just outside of Page, Arizona, is a photogenic slot canyon renowned for its beautiful coloring. The canyon’s red-orange stone, smoothed by erosion, is often highlighted by sunbeams during mid-day. It is located on Navajo land and is only accessible through tours which can be booked in Page, Arizona.
After exploring Antelope Canyon, visitors can make their way over to nearby Lake Powell. RVs can also camp nearby at Page Lake Powell Campground and RV Park.
Bryce Canyon, Utah
Bryce Canyon National Park is located in southwestern Utah and is home to unique rock formations called hoodoos. These hoodoos are formed due to the frost and erosion. According to local mythology, hoodoos are people that the trickster Coyote turned to stone. The park is open year round and has many popular hiking trails. During the warmer months visitors can go horseback riding, take a moonlit hike and attend an astronomy festival in June. During the winter months visitors can take advantage of ski trails and well a guided snowshoe hikes.
Bryce Canyon National Park has three campgrounds with designated areas for RV parking. Most areas are operated on a first come first serve but reservations can be made online or by phone at 1-877-444-6777.
Carlsbad Cavern, New Mexico
Carlsbad Cavern National Park is home to over 119 caves that formed when sulfuric acid dissolved the surrounding limestone. The caves, while be very beautiful, have offered a treasure trove of knowledge to scientist since they were found in the late 19th century. Bones from ice age animals like jaguars, camels, lions and giant sloths have been found in the entrance areas of some caves. While visiting Carlsbad Cavern National Park you can gain entrance to the cavern for a small fee and have the option of two different self guided tour routes.
No camping is allowed in the Park but nearby Carlsbad New Mexico offers RV campgrounds as well as hotel accommodations.
San Xavier De Bac, Arizona
The San Xavier De Bac Mission is located in Tucson, Arizona. The mission was founded in 1692 and construction on the current church began in 1783. It was completed in 1797 and its original statuary and mural painting still remain. Interesting enough it has been claimed by 3 different countries over the year. When it was built it was considered a part of New Spain and later a part of Mexico in 1821. Finally, it became apart of the United States in 1854 due to the Gadsden purchase .
Zion National Park, Utah
Zion National Park is home to a number of natural attractions. An area of the canyon known as The Subway offers unique scenery but the route to get there requires a permit and consists of a 9 mile hike, creek crossing and route finding. According to visitor the trek is well worth it. If you aren’t an experienced hiker or don’t want to deal with the hassle of applying for a permit try hiking the Narrows.
The Narrows, a unique section of Zion canyon, is a popular hiking destination. The two hour hike consists of a mile hike on the paved Riverside Walk and then wading upstream through the Virgin River to fully experience the beauty of the canyon.
Zion National Park has three main campgrounds, all of which are RV friendly. Reservations can be made for specific campgrounds but in general it is on a first come first serve basis. Reservations can be made online or by phone at 1-877-444-6777.
All Valley RV Center
Thinking about visiting one of these spectacular sites on your next camping trip? Let All Valley RV Center help! Check out our online parts store and shop for rv parts and great accessories such as collapsible containers and portable grills.
Does your RV need to be serviced before you go? Our RVIA Certified RV Service Technicians will make sure you always receive the best care. Stop by our location at 1525 Sierra Highway or give us a call at 661-269-4800.
We hope to see you soon!