In addition to some of the most spectacular panoramic views available anywhere in the world, the Grand Canyon provides great accommodations for RV visitors. With more than 1,217,403.32 acres and 1,904 square miles of wilderness, this is where you can find some of the cleanest air available in the United States. The Grand Canyon offers sightseeing opportunities, hiking, rafting, and camping for all ages and fitness levels. Regardless of the size of your family or the size of your RV, this premier natural park has a spot waiting just for you.
The NPS North Rim Campground has tent and RV camping. The laundry and showers are coin operated and located at the entrance of the campground. There are no hook-ups for RVs. From this point, you’re able to go down into the canyon and hike alongside the Colorado River where you can partake in Colorado River rafting for full day and half day rafting adventures.
For the more adventurous, the North Rim offers some spectacular hiking trails:
Bright Angel Point Trail is a paved trail that takes you to the breath-taking views of Bright Angel Point. It is a .6 mile round trip and a must for any visitor to the North Rim. North Kaibab Trail is a strenuous 9.4 mile trek that descends into the Canyon. It should only be attempted by experienced hikers with plenty of advanced planning.
Most of the five million people who visit the Grand Canyon each year stay at the South Rim, according to the Arizona Office of Tourism. Inside Grand Canyon Village are restaurants, hotels, laundry facilities, showers, a general store, service station, and bank with an ATM. There are several viewpoints. On clear days, visibility is as much as 110 miles.
The only RV facility inside the Grand Canyon National Park is Trailer Village. It is open year round and has paved pull-through sites with full hook ups. It can accommodate RVs up to 50 feet long. Each site has a grill, picnic table, 30 and 50 amp electricity, cable TV, and water/sewer hook-up. Coin-operated laundry, vending machines, shower, and telephones are available, along with a dump station and potable water.
The world-famous Skywalk is located about 250 miles (by road) from the South Rim. It is in the West Rim and 4,000 feet above the floor of the Canyon. This horseshoe shaped wonder allows you to venture 70 feet out from the Canyon rim. The West Rim has three prime viewing locations: Guano Point, Hualapai Ranch, and Eagle Point.
Managed by the Hualapai (WALL-uh-pie), which means “People of the Tall Pines,” the West Rim is not part of the Grand Canyon National Park. In addition to the Skywalk, the Hualapai offer guided tours and white water rafting. These one-day raft adventures are conducted by certified river guides and include narratives on the Hualapai.
The Last Stop has the closest campground to the West Rim. The Grand Canyon RV Park has laundry facilities, WiFi, propane refill, restrooms, showers, and a full service gas station with diesel fuel. There is also a restaurant and bar. The pull-through campsites have full RV hookups.