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traveling without reservations

We are planning on traveling in Southern Utah in early October. We love to drive and stop when we feel like it as we are older travelers. We want to see Bryce, Zion and Lake Powell. We live in South Cental Colorado, 1 hour from Chama, New Mexico. We do not need fancy accomodations - a room with tv and showers is about it. Is it too risky to travel without reservations?

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1. Re: traveling without reservations

Not so risky at Springdale for Zion, but it could be a big problem around Bryce or Page. Accommodations are limited, and if places are full, you could end up driving many hours to find a room. And yes, those places do fill up in October. Page especially.

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2. Re: traveling without reservations

thank you. we made reservations for lake powell and zion. jerri

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3. Re: traveling without reservations

You should try to get a reservation at Bryce. Rubys shows Oct 1-5 as sold out.

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4. Re: traveling without reservations

where would you recommend?

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5. Re: traveling without reservations

Rubys is the big hotel complex just outside the park gate.They own three hotels.Rubys, Bryce View Lodge and Best Western Grand, of which the Best Western Grand is the newest and nicest. If you have no luck at any of those, then you need to start looking further out, at maybe the town of Tropic down the road.I would contact Rubys ASAP to try and line something up. Early October is still a very popular time in the UT parks.

Edited: 1:04 pm, September 14, 2011
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