Grand Canyon Campgrounds
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South Rim, Grand Canyon Village, AZ
  • The trailhead for Bright Angel Trail is located behind the center and if you are healthy enough to hike I'd recommend taking at least the first leg of the trail
  • As we went down it was amazing to turn around and look at the switchbacks that we had just come down
  • It was just an experience that everyone should enjoy at least once in their lives
  • We just loved our spot in Trailer Village, I will definitely go back and spend a lot more time at this RV Park

    • by mememe
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      Grand Canyon Campgrounds South Rim, Grand Canyon Village, AZ Reservations: Biospherics 1- 800-365-2267

      There are actually two campgrounds located within Grand Canyon Village on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Mather Campground is for both tent and RV’er but there are no hook ups, it runs $15 per night. Adjacent to Mather Campground is Trailer Village. Trailer Village does have hook-ups and runs about $30 per night. We made our reservations well in advance but were told that it wasn’t near as crowded in early spring as it is in the summer months. If you are going to visit in the summer months you need to make reservations (there is a fee) about 6 months ahead.

      Grand Canyon Village has a nice


      store where you can buy souvenirs and groceries. There is also a gas station but of course the fuel is much higher than you will find outside the park.

      Both Trailer Village and Mather Campgrounds are only about 1/2 mile from the south rim. The RV sites are pull through and many of them have shade trees. Each site has a grill and a picnic table, Trailer Village has electric, cable, water and sewage hook-ups. Nearby there is a shower house and laundry facilities in both campgrounds.

      The visitor center inside the village is a great place to visit to get information and history regarding the Grand Canyon. There are some hands-on programs for the kids, we watched a group of children doing crafts with leaves.


      • The trailhead for Bright Angel Trail is located behind the center and if you are healthy enough to hike I’d recommend taking at least the first leg of the trail. Going down is not bad, of course coming up is sheer torture if you are somewhat out of shape. There are two rest stations where you can sit to rest up, the first one is maybe 3/4 miles down. We went all the way down to the bottom and all the way back up in one day but in hindsight I wouldn’t recommend that. Like I said it was very strenuous coming back up and I would imagine summer heat would make the trip twice as bad.

        As we went down

        it was amazing to turn around and look at the switchbacks that we had just come down. Mountain sheep sent loose gravel down upon us as they climbed the sides of the rocky hills. Mules and their riders use the same trail hikers use and they have the right of way so we had to step aside to let them pass. We walked under natural rock bridges and sat on some of the boulders to rest before moving on. It was just an experience that everyone should enjoy at least once in their lives.

        The Grand Canyon is just beautiful at sundown, photo opportunities are everywhere. We just loved our spot in Trailer Village, I will definitely go back and spend a lot more time at this RV Park.




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