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    Hi there, giving an RV trip as a Christmas gift to the kids this year. Already narrowed down, Flying into and leave from Vegas, renting RV from there. Will have RV for first 2 weeks of July 2016. Cclass for a family of 5 (3 teenagers, 15, 16, 18. I want to see Grand Canyon (and possibly horseback ride?) Brice and Zion? maybe ATV in one of those? not really sure what else or where else but want to be somewhere fabulous for the 4th of July! any and all suggestions are welcome. I heard about tracks and trails, but honestly can't afford the cost of their planning and need to put that towards the trip itself!! Thanks and can't wait to hear what you all have to say :)

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    May 2003
    Green County, Wisconsin


    Welcome to the RTA Forum!

    You should certainly be in for a great trip.

    With 2 weeks, and based on what you've said so far, you might look at doing a nice loop around Utah and the 4 corners. For example, after the Grand Canyon, head up to Monument Valley, and then Arches/Canyonlands, and then head back to Vegas via Bryce and Zion. There are several other parks and places that could also be included in that loop, like Natural Bridges, and Capitol Reef, you could also dip into SW Colorado for Mesa Verde and perhaps the Million Dollar Highway.

    At this point of your planning, I'd focus on really exploring all of your options. You certainly don't need a professional company to do this for you - in fact, the more you do yourself, the more closely it will match your own interests. By all mean, your kids should be very active in this process, as again, the more they have invested, the more they'll get out if it.

    For things like horseback riding, atv tours, etc. Keep in mind, there are usually restrictions for those kinds of activities within National Parks. There may be a few companies licensed to provide such tours within the park, but often there are more operators located just outside of the park boundaries.

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    July 4 is a Monday, meaning that it will be part of a ridiculously busy three day holiday. If you intend to camp in National Parks, Seriously consider where you might want to camp Friday night through Monday night. Make reservations as soon as possible. It's amazing how far in advance these sites sell out. If your plans change you can always cancel.

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