Travel Through Four Corners Area

We finish our time in Texas and travel the 1,093 miles (17 hours) to re-position from Austin, Texas, up to Moab, Utah, for some off-road fun.

After the first day of driving, we stopped over in Muleshoe, Texas, at a great little “free” city campground. We specifically took a route up into Albuquerque to check out the Sandia Peak Tramway, but of course, it was closed for annual maintenance the one day we were there!  Four Corners was fun, but it was very bumpy getting in and out of there.

We headed toward Moab, Utah, from Austin, Texas, with an overnight stop in Muleshoe, Texas, and then in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Thanks to a tip from we stayed in Muleshoe at the Ray and Donna West Free RV Park before continuing on to the KOA in Albuquerque. We made a bumpy detour to the Four Corners Monument area on our way up to Moab, Utah.

Ray & Donna West Free RV Park

The Ray & Donna West Free RV Park is a great stopover in Northwest Texas.  The city provides a “free” RV park for travelers passing through Muleshoe. We presume the goal is to get travelers to not just fly through town but stop, eat, buy something, etc. It is “free” because they do ask for a donation, which we did make because it was well worth it for us. We would highly recommend this being added to your resources map.

We were the second rig that pulled into the campground and we woke to some neighbors that came in overnight. The park is on the “main drag” and is an easy in out with lots of space.


The Ray & Donna West Free RV Park is “free” because of lots of local support. We presume the idea was to slow down RVers and give this opportunity for them to check out the little town without just zipping through without thinking twice about the town.

Albuquerque, New Mexico

A quick overnight at the Albuquerque North / Bernalillo KOA Journey, on the North side of the city, set us up for the next day visiting the “Four Corners” and then up to Moab. There is a walking path to the next-door Kaktus Brewery which serves some amazing pizza. (No root beers!)


Four Corners Monument

We were the classic tourists stepping into the four states of New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and Colorado. The Four Corners Monument Navajo Tribal Park was on our way up to Moab and it seemed like about an hour off the main route. In reality, the roads were so bad it was closer to two hours out of our way. There are a couple of food trucks and plenty of souvenir vendors to shop from while you visit. The “modern” restrooms were offline and only port-a-potties were available.


What’s next? Moab!