Dugway is in Tooele County, Utah. It is a closed city because it exists entirely within Dugway Proving Ground, a U.S. Army testing facility; the only roads into or out of the city pass through military checkpoints. Civilian personnel on the base live in an area referred to as “English Village”; non-resident civilians must apply in advance for permission to enter the base. The term “Dugway” refers to a technique used to keep wagons from tipping over on hillsides. A small trench is dug into the hillside, which accommodates the wheels on one side of the wagon.
Book an RV in Tooele County and you are ready to explore the rugged outdoor plains and mountains that make Utah so interesting. There are other towns and cities that are worth exploring too. Grantsville is bordered to the east, west, and north by mountain ranges. West Jordan has four major retail centers and has become its own regional center. Provo is home to a number of celebrities, including Donnie and Marie Osmond, the Osmond Brothers, and Robert Redford, who owns property at the Sundance Resort in Provo Canyon. Santaquin was named after the son of a friendly Native American chieftain (it was originally named Summit City). Eureka was, in 1910, one of the ten biggest cities in Utah, but today consists of a gas station, a corner store, a museum, and a few other structures; it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places to protect its historical properties. Your Dugway motorhome rental is how you will journey in comfort as you explore this rugged and historical state.
The Great Outdoors
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest is a popular destination for hiking and cycling, hunting and fishing, and many other activities. The preserve is also home to the Timpanogos Cave National Monument, a series of three limestone caves accessible from one of the trails. Park Services conducts guided tours of the caves in the summer. Camping is allowed for tents and RVs, and there are cabins available too.
The Great Salt Lake is one of the iconic natural settings that defines Utah and is the largest saltwater lake in the Western Hemisphere. It is a haven for hikers and mountain bikers, swimmers and sunbathers, and paddlers. Sunsets provide a kaleidoscope of colors, red, orange, lavender, magenta, and more, as the sun disappears behind the lake's turquoise waters. Sailing is also a common lake activity, and the lake's Antelope Island is yet another tourist draw.
Fish Springs National Wildlife Refuge is a wetland preserve with areas of desert scenery, making it an attractive location for photographers and birding enthusiasts. The refuge has a self-guided auto tour route with intermittent viewing panels that describe and explain what visitors are seeing. The park is open from dawn to dusk all year round and is the perfect opportunity to take your Dugway motorhome rental out for a spin and enjoy the park all at the same time.
There are numerous RV parks and campgrounds near Dugway, and some of them may include mobile homes and long term tenants. Your Dugway RV trailer rental is compatible with whichever RV park you happen to choose, guaranteeing you a relaxing and enjoyable holiday.
Pony Express RV Resort & Campground is a fully developed RV park with rental bicycles, a life-size chess board, and foosball tables. It has a playground and a swimming pool, a clubhouse, and a dog park. The resort is child-friendly; individual sites have full hookups, picnic tables, and can accommodate big rigs. There are some rental cabins in addition to RV rental sites.
Mountain Shadows RV Park is a modern RV campground with a swimming pool, restrooms and showers, and an indoor game room. It has a clubhouse, laundromat, and dump stations; activities include basketball and volleyball courts, and a playground.
Exploring The City
There are a number of activities in and near Dugway that will make an enjoyable vacation, starting with the museums. One of the museums stands on the grounds of the former Camp Floyd, where one-third of all U.S. troops were stationed to quell an imaginary, non-existent Mormon uprising just prior to the U.S. Civil War. There is also a skydiving school that offers tandem dives with trained instructors; visitors are put through a short video and training exercise before heading up into the sky. Be sure to get lots of pictures and include your Dugway camper rental in them to show your family and friends back home.
Once the dinner bell has rung, it is time to begin considering more delicious activities. Diners can choose from a variety of cuisines such as Mexican and Chinese. Most of the restaurants are locally owned, so expect portions to be generous and to be taking leftovers home to your Dugway luxury RV rental. Another option is to take some groceries home with you and create your own gourmet repast. There is something elegant and quieting about dining out under the stars, whether it's with takeout or leftovers, or your own home cooking. It's all good.