Campground Review – Golden Spike RV Park – Brigham City, UT

Golden Spike RV Park, Brigham City, UtahDescription

The Golden Spike RV Park is conveniently located just a short distance from interstate I-15 along highway US-91. This small privately owned park is nicely landscaped, well-maintained and features a nice view of nearby Wellsville Mountains. This campground is a great place to stop over while passing through the Salt Lake City area or to stay a few extra nights and explore nearby attractions.

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Campground Review – Brigham City / Perry South KOA Journey – Brigham City, UT

Brigham City / Perry South KOA Journey, Brigham City, UTDescription

The Brigham City / Perry South KOA Journey is conveniently located just a short distance from interstate I-15 along scenic highway US-89. This gem of a park is set in a peaceful rural area, is nicely landscaped, and features lovely views of farmland and mountains. This KOA is a great place to stop over while passing through the Salt Lake City area or to stay a few extra nights and explore nearby attractions.

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Campground Review – Fossil Valley RV Park – Vernal, UT

Fossil Valley RV Park, Vernal, UtahDescription

The Fossil Valley RV Park & Self Storage campground is an oasis of cool shade in the heart of Vernal, Utah. This is an older, but very well-maintained campground where mature shade trees and green grass sites lend a peaceful park-like atmosphere. This campground is a good place to stay while exploring around Vernal and nearby Dinosaur National Monument.

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Campground Review – Blue Cut RV Park – Helper, UT

Blue Cut RV Park, Helper, UtahDescription

The Blue Cut RV Park is a small, older, but well-maintained privately owned campground just off highway US-191, near Price, Utah. This campground in “Castle country” is right on the shore of the rushing Price River and has nice views of the crenelated bluffs lining the river valley. This park is a good place to stop while passing through the area or to stay a few extra nights and explore nearby sights, such as Nine Mile Canyon and the Wedge area of the San Rafael Swell.

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Campground Review – Green River KOA – Green River, UT

Green River KOA, Green River, UTDescription

The Green River KOA is a convenient stop just off Interstate I-70, not far from Moab, Utah, or Grand Junction, Colorado. This is an older, very basic, but well-maintained park. This campground is a good place to stop over while passing through the area or to stay a few extra nights and explore nearby sights, such as Goblin Valley State Park, Horseshoe Canyon or the San Rafael Swell.

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Utah Ramblings – Part II

Pepper at Dutchman Arch

Blowout on the way to Moab, Utah

From Bluff, we headed on up the road to Moab, Utah, for a one week stay at the Moab KOA. The trip went well and we were enjoying this very scenic route until just past Monticello when we had another blowout on a trailer tire. We were heading down a very long downgrade on US-191 when the blowout happened. There was no warning on the tire pressure monitor before the tire failed. I heard a muffled bang, and saw chunks of tire flying away in my side mirror as the TPMS alarm started sounding. I turned my emergency flashers on and slowed down until I could find a safe turnout – nearly one half mile further down the road. By then, the trailer tire was thoroughly shredded.

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