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Grand Canyon RV Camping | Van Travel Tips, Trailer Parks & More

The Grand Canyon is a marvelous sight to behold, and one that everyone lucky enough to experience America should see at least once. And there’s really no better way to explore this expansive natural wonder than in a luxury RV van – if you ask us, at least.

 

The park contains millions of years of geological history, showing off the stunning layers of red rock that have formed over time. It’s also home to the star of the show – the canyon itself – which is 277 river miles long and about 18 miles wide.

 

If RV camping at Grand Canyon National Park is on your bucket list, here’s a guide on how to do the trip.

Important Info for RV Grand Canyon Camping

Before you pack your van essentials and head out on the open road, here are some important tips for your trip to the Grand Canyon National Park.

What is the best time to visit Grand Canyon National Park?

The canyon is most popular during summer, but this means plenty of crowds in the way of views. For cooler daytime temperatures and fewer people to share the space with, it’s best to visit during the shoulder seasons. These include March through May and September through November.

Can you camp in an RV at the Grand Canyon?

You can bring your van to park and camp at Grand Canyon National Park. There are two sites available. Mather campground accepts smaller vans, while Trailer Village Grand Canyon accommodates larger vans and offers full hook-ups.

How much does it cost to camp at the Grand Canyon?

You’ll pay between $60 and $100 per night to camp in your luxury van near the Grand Canyon. There are options ranging from simple park-and-sleep to ‘bed and breakfast’. This does not include the 7-day pass that you’d need to buy to enter the national park.

Grand Canyon RV Parks

There are two campsites, situated in the South Rim, where you’ll be able to reserve a spot and hook your RV up for the weekend. Both of these can book up quite fast, so making reservations in advance is highly recommended.

Trailer Village RV Park

Grand Canyon Trailer Village is the only full hook-up park for RV vans. It’s located conveniently close to the South Rim and is open year-round. The park is pet-friendly, paved, and can accommodate vans up to 50 feet long.

Mather RV Park Grand Canyon

Mather Park is also near South Rim and although it does not offer hook-ups, it can accommodate RVs up to up to 30 feet long. It’s also pet-friendly and has hiking and biking trails for guests to enjoy while they’re parked in the campground.

RV Grand Canyon Trip Activities

Grand Canyon National Park has the actual canyon, obviously, but there is more to see and enjoy as well. Before you begin any activity, we’d suggest stopping at the visitor center and grabbing a few maps and insightful information.

 

While on your RV trip to Grand Canyon, try out some of the following fun activities:

Go Hiking

There are numerous trails that you can take throughout Grand Canyon National Park. These range in difficulty and can be done during daylight hours. The park has plenty of information on how to hike safely and ensure that you enjoy the experience without finding yourself in a tricky situation.

Cycle

If you need something faster than your feet, you can explore the trails on a bicycle instead. The park allows both traditional and electric bikes. And the great thing is that there are constant free shuttles that you can hop onto if you get tired.

Take a Scenic Drive

One of the most popular drives along the west end of Grand Canyon Village. This is Hermit Road and can only be accessed by the free shuttle buses. The road is open for 9 months of the year and offers gorgeous views.

Scenic Drive Grand Canyon

Whitewater Rafting

If you’re a rafting enthusiast, then this trip may be exactly what you need. There are multiple rafting trips available in the park, ranging in time periods. Head out on the Colorado River or Diamond Creek and enjoy an adrenaline-inducing exploit.

Rafting Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon National Park RV Camping

Luxury van travel to Grand Canyon National Park allows you to encounter the magnificent outdoor wonder, as well as the nature surrounding it, and still come home to a cozy bed. You won’t have to sacrifice any creature comforts while you explore.

 

The RV parks near the canyon do tend to get booked up very quickly, so this is not the ideal spontaneous trip. But if you plan correctly, book your space in advance, and have your luxury camper van ready, it is the perfect adventure for anyone looking to see the Grand Canyon.

 

 

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