A Second Chance At Utah – Moab and Arches National Park

13 thoughts on “A Second Chance At Utah – Moab and Arches National Park”

  1. Hi,   Enjoy your emails and blog.  I will start fulltiming as soon as the house sells.  Our first rig, Thor Outlaw 37MD, will be arriving in two weeks.  My question is:  what rv insurance do you use and is one better than another?    Thanks bunches.   Tren


    1. Thank you so much, and congratulations on getting your new rig! The insurance question is a great one but I’m certainly no expert. What I have heard time and time again is that it’s important to get insurance that is specifically geared towards RVs. We have ours tied in with our house/car insurance, which was the cheapest option, but honestly may not be the best option if we’re ever in a situation where we really need it (crossing my fingers that doesn’t happen!) Here’s a couple of links to a post from other bloggers that have some good information – I hope that helps! Good luck with the sale of your house and hope to see you on the road soon!


    1. Thank you! We were there 4/20-4/24. I don’t remember the exact temps, but I think it was high 70s/low 80s during the day, and in the 50s at night. Just about perfect!

  2. Glad you were able to get to Moab for a few days. This is a long stay area. We were there for a month last April (which is the perfect temp) and that wasn’t long enough. There is so much beyond Arches. We stayed at Portal RV Resort, also. Thanks for bringing back so many wonderful memories:)

    1. Yes, I definitely wish we had spent more time there. Our original plan was to spend a week there, but we ended up leaving early and going to Bryce because Hans & Lisa were at Kodachrome and we wanted to see them. We did a few other things besides Arches but I saved it for another post. We saw just enough of it to know that we want to go back! And I picked Portal because I read about it on your blog!

      1. Moab is one of those places that leaves you with more to see for another visit no matter how often you come. We enjoyed our stay at Portal. Definitely the nicest park in the area. Glad we could help a little.

        Nice that you did get to hook up with Hans and Lisa again. They are wonderful people and good hiking buddies!!

      2. Several years ago we made our first trip to Arches National Park. Being newbes we did not know we needed reservations and we found the park full when we got there. We were told to go back towards Moab and turn left on Highway 128 where we could find BLM camping. What we found was a great boondocking area right on the Colorado River.

  3. We never ended up at the same park as Hans and Lisa, but we did get to meet up with them 3 times. May try to hook up with them again somewhere in WA if we head that way.

  4. Jennifer, this is a wonderful post, and your photos are gorgeous! You’ve really captured it beautifully. We camped in Moab a few years back – and you’re right – go before the weather gets too toasty. 🙂 ~Terri

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