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June Trip to Utah and Colorado

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I visited Mesa Verde and Grand Canyon National Parks in Colorado, Arches, Bryce, Canyonlands, Zion and Cedar Breaks in Utah. I camped two nights in a campground at Bryce with fellow Olliver owners Stan and Carol Moyer. I've attached a few photos of the Ollie and the VW Touareg TDI tow vehicle. Discovered that the Touareg is a pretty good off-road vehicle. Followed a Jeep Wrangler for about 40 miles on the jeep trails in Canyonlands.

 

Don

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2020 Conqueror UEV 490 Extreme Platinum

 

 

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States I visited with my Ollie (Sold October, 2019)

 

 

States Visited Map

 

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Don, did you take the Touareg down below the rims in Canyonlands?  We have always loved the whole Utah experience.  How was the weather during your trip, we've always traveled in that area in the fall.  We are glad you enjoyed the trip.


Steve, Tali and the dogs: Reacher, Lucy and Rocky plus our beloved Storm and Maggie (both waiting at the Rainbow Bridge) 2008 Legacy Elite I - Outlaw Oliver, HULL NUMBER: 0026 2014 Legacy Elite II - Outlaw Oliver, HULL NUMBER: 0050 2017 Silverado High Country 2500HD Diesel 4x4 

 

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Steve and Tali,

 

A couple of guys at the campground were planning to explore below the rim.  We met at the visitors' center and they encouraged me to take the Touareg down.  We measured for adequate clearance and I got a permit.  Hiked first and then ventured down.  Met a couple from San Diego in at the bottom and they convinced me to follow them all the way back to Moab rather than returning to the rim and driving back on the highway.  I drove about 40 miles below the rim.  Touareg was great.

 

I knew the weather would be warm but I was very lucky until the end of my time in Utah.  Last stop was Zion and it was 97 degrees at noon when I finished my first hike and 110 degrees when I reached the campground.  I left the next morning for Ouray, Colorado!  Great hiking before that at Arches, Bryce, and Cedar Breaks National Monument before that.

 

Next time, I'll visit this area in the fall.

 

 

 

Don

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2020 Conqueror UEV 490 Extreme Platinum

 

 

2019 Ram Rebel

 

 

States I visited with my Ollie (Sold October, 2019)

 

 

States Visited Map

 

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Don,

 

Enjoyed the photo trip report!!!!! Looks like the Touareg is very capable TV for the Elite II! Hope to camp in this this area during the fall of 2017 or 2018! So many places to camp in the lower 48!

 

Thanks for posting!

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