Deciding to take your RV rental for a journey around the Grand Canyon is exciting! There is much to see, to do and experience while visiting this wondrous setting in an RV rental. Furthermore, visiting the Grand Canyon in a motorhome rental or camper rental makes the adventure that much more convenient. Now that you’ve decided to take the voyage, it is time to start planning. Following is everything you need to know about camping in the Grand Canyon in an RV rental.According to Wikipedia, Grand Canyon National Park is managed by the National Park Service. It is a giant canyon located in Arizona carved over many millions of years by the Colorado River and the elements. The canyon is over 277 miles long, 18 miles wide and one mile deep.
Which Campsites to Park Your RV Rental?Whether you decide to camp in your motorhome rental inside the park or outside it, there are plenty of options for you to choose from. The park itself and the surrounding areas outside the park are broken up into the North Rim and the South Rim sections and each has nice campsites to park your RV rental. Here is a breakdown of both areas to help you decide which one to select.
The Grand Canyon is located about 15 hours from Ft. Worth, Texas, 16 hours from Dallas, Texas, 17 hours from Austin, Texas and 19 Hours from Houston, Texas. Basically from most of Texas it is about 1,000 miles more or less and takes about 2-3 days to drive one-way in a motorhome rental or pulling a camper rental in your own vehicle.
South Rim• Open year-round• On the Arizona side of the canyon• Closer to I-40 and transportation centers• Most visited so campgrounds fill up fast
South Rim Campground- Inside the ParkTrailer Village (RV park with full hook-ups)• Paved RV sites, up to 50 ft. in length• Allows pets• Has a dump station nearby• Open all year• Allows charcoal fires• Make a reservation here
South Rim Campground-Outside the ParkCamper Village (RV Campground with full hook-up)• Has either 50 or 30 amp hookups or 30 amp water and electricity only• Small camp store• Coin operated laundry and showers• Located one mile south of park entrance• Located walking distance from a town and shuttle service into the park.• Reservations can be made here
North Rim• Most visitor services are only open during May thru October• On the Utah side of the canyon• More wild and secluded• Has a short season so campgrounds fill up fast
North Rim Campground-Inside the ParkNPS North Rim Campground (Tent and RV campground with no hook-ups)• Dump station located on grounds• Restrooms are available• Pets are allowed• Wood and charcoal fires are permitted• Coin operated laundry and showers are located at the entrance• Reservations can be made here
North Rim Campground- Outside the ParkKaibab Camper Village (Full hook-up campground)• Can accommodate RVs up to 40 ft.• About a 40 mile drive to the national park• Open from May to October• Pets are allowed• Has toilets, laundry and shower facilities• Has a convenience store located on the property• Make a reservation here