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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park

Location: P.O. Box 129, Grand Canyon, Arizona, 86023
Lat/Long: 36.058682 / -112.109337
Phone No: (928) 638-7888
Email : grca_information@nps.gov
Website : http://www.nps.gov/grca/index.htm
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Amenities Onsite: Hotels | Lodges | Paved camp roads | Paved pads | Fire ring | Picnic table | Laundry | Showers | Pets Ok | Chase bank |
Amenities Nearby : Market | Lodges | Deli | Bike rental and repair | Downtown Tusayan(5mi) |
Recreation Onsite: Hiking | Biking | Rafting | Camping | Photography | Wildlife viewing | Star gazing |  
Recreation Nearby: Grand Canyon | Raft tours | Pink Jeep tours | Bus tours | Bike tours | Desert View Watchtower(26mi) | Grand Canyon Railroad | Historic Downtown Williams(60mi) | IMAX |

Description

Arizona, Grand Canyon National Park

The National Park has a North Rim and a South Rim.  The two sides of the canyon are actually hundreds of "driving" miles apart.  It's a long five hour drive from side to side of the canyon.  Most visitors pick a side of the canyon and only visit that side due to the distances.  The south rim of the park receives 90% of the parks visitors.  The park entrance is located 60 minutes north of Interstate 40 and approximately two miles north of Tusayan on Route 64.

Directions:

SOUTH RIM:

Grand Canyon National Park's SOUTH RIM is located 60 miles north of Williams, Arizona (via route 64 from Interstate 40) and 80 miles northwest of Flagstaff (via route 180). Grand Canyon lies entirely within the state of Arizona.

NORTH RIM:

From Hurricane Utah, take Highway 59 southeast to Colorado City.  Continue southeast out of Colorado City on Highway 389.  Continue to Fredonia where you transition to the 89A and proceed Southbound.  Highway 89A goes into the park where the road is called The Grand Canyon Highway.  Note:  there is only one entrance to the North Rim however, there are several alternative routes to that entrance.

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This page contains information relevant to all the campgrounds located in the Grand Canyon National Park.  For detailed information on each campground, click the campground link name below or search our online campground database.

There are only four campgrounds in the park.  Mather Campground, Trailer Village, and Desert View Campground are on the south side of the canyon and North Rim Campground on the north side.  There are also private campgrounds outside the National Park on both sides of the canyon.  Search the Campbase homepage for these campgrounds.

Grand Canyon Campgrounds
Campground Name # Sites Rates RV/Tent Comments.            
Mather Campground 300+ $18 Yes/Yes South Rim, No hookups, 30' max RV length,  Reservable
North Rim Campground   $18 Yes/Yes Closed in winter, Reservable, At ReserveAmerica.com
Trailer Village  84 $35 Yes/No Managed by Xanterra, Full Hookups, Dump Station, Big rigs
Desert View Campground 50 $12 Yes/Yes 30' max length, No hookups, 
         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
Note:  The North Rim is closed during the winter.
 
For reservations call 877-444-6777 or online at Reserve America.  Reservations can be made up to 6 months in advance.
 
The Grand Canyon National Park has a kennel available for your pet.
 
The National Parks official newspaper is "The Guide".  It contains park maps, bus routes, and essential park information.  The Guide can be found at the park entrance, Informatin center, and on each bus.  Make sure you pick one up, it's the best current information.
 
Grand Canyon Buses:
 
Two types of bus lines run in the park.  The tour buses run by Xanterra (Painted brown) run short tours throughout the park to different locations.  Prices range between $25 and $75 dollars depending on the type of tour.  The second type of bus is the National Park buses (Painted green and white) that operate on fixed routes in the park.  These general transportation buses are completely free and operate primarily during the daylight hours.  There are three routes for this bus.  The red, blue, and orange lines.  It's a bit confusing at first but, each color bus line operates in a circular pattern.  If you stay on the bus long enough it will return to the same point where it picked you up.  There are locations along the routes where riders can change to different color bus routes.  The Red bus route operates on Hermit Road.  This part of the park is closed to all other vehicles.  All buses have bike racks for three bikes.
 
Bike Riding
 
The park is an excellent location for bike riding.  There are several paved bike trails that run through the villages and along the rim of the canyon.  Hermit Road is closed to vehicles, with the exception of park buses however, bicycles are allowed.  It's approximately a 16 mile round trip ride.  All park buses have bike racks that hold three bikes.  Therefore, it's also possible to ride the road one direction and take the bus back.  There is a bike shop and bike rental at the information center.
 
Busy Season:
 
The Grand Canyon's busy season usually starts during Easter (April) and lasts through late September.  During this perid camp spots are usually sold out.
 
RV Parking Tip:
 
Its often difficult to find a good location to park an RV while day touring or waiting for a camp spot to open up.  The information centers are usually overflowing with cars that also park in the RV spots.  Campbase recommends the RV parking on the south side of the Backcountry Information Center.  Park buses also stop at the Backcountry Information Center.  Here is the GPS location:  Latitude: 36.051673  Longitude: -112.143809


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