On the Road: Sequoia NP to Grand Canyon NP (North Rim)

Jul 17, 2015 | On the Road

On the Road: Sequoia NP to Grand Canyon NP (North Rim)

By Campendium

This past month, we visited 4 National Parks; Sequoia, Kings Canyon, Yosemite and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon and a lot of little towns in between. Listed below are some highlights.

We liked Western Big Meadow Road Camping Area because it’s strategically located in the National Forest between Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon.

Kings Canyon National Park isn’t as busy as it’s neighboring National Parks, which makes it extra enjoyable. Our favorite campground was Sunset. It’s located near the third largest tree in the world and it also has cell service!

Our pick at Yosemite National Park is Lower Pines Campground, though it’s not the definitive choice, there are so many options at Yosemite that we had to do a separate blog post.

The Mono Lake Tufa Reserve is located in Lee Vining, CA. Picnic Grounds Road is a great boondocking spot that has view of the lake.

While camping in Lee Vining, we also scouted campgrounds in Mammoth Lakes and really liked New Shady Rest Campground in Inyo National Forest.

We zipped across the state of Nevada stopping in Caliente, then Cedar City, UT and Duck Creek Village, UT. Duck Creek was the prettiest location out of the three.

Heading south through Kanab, UT, Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park is a great place to stay while stocking up in town before heading to the North Rim.

The North Rim Campground inside Grand Canyon National Park is a no-hookups campground with designated spots. If you don’t mind dirt roads, consider dispersed camping right on the rim on Forest Road 611 in Kaibab National Forest (pictured above).