Grand Canyon Camping – South Rim

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Grand Canyon National Park is one of the most popular camping destinations in the West, so we thought we’d give you a rundown of the options in and outside of the park.

Grand Canyon Camping: Inside the Park

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Trailer Village is located inside Grand Canyon and is operated by a concessionaire. The Campground offers full-hookups and easy access to the park. ($$$)

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Campers looking for a more rustic experience might prefer Mather or Desert View Campground. Sites are nicely spaced and the trees provide some privacy. These campgrounds do not have hookups and the max length for trailers or RV’s is 30 feet. ($)

Grand Canyon Camping: Outside the Park

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Our pick for boondocking outside of the park is Forest Road 302. Just south of the park entrance, it’s the closest option for free camping AND there’s cell service! (FREE!)

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If cell service isn’t a requirement, then Coconino Rim Road is a great choice to get away from the crowds. It’s conveniently located, big-rig friendly has easy access to the Arizona Trail. (FREE!)