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Old 07-18-2016, 10:00 AM   #11
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We were just at the Grand Canyon Railroad RV Park in Williams. Very nice! We rode the train up, took the tour bus and then the train back. It was a little expensive but it made for an easy visit. The down side is you do not get a lot of free time in the park. The tour bus (a very nice motor coach) stopped at only two of the overlooks, but stayed at each for 20-30 minutes. To us it was all we needed as we got the full view and feel of the canyon as we are not hikers.


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Old 07-18-2016, 10:10 AM   #12
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We stayed at the Grand Canyon NP Trailer Village in the beginning of this May. We had full hookups to include cable TV. the shuttle bus comes right into the campground and you can go anywhere in the park for free. We saw a lot of elk in the campground. I would recommend it.
X2-Stayed there and would recommend it too.
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The train runs from Grand Canyon Railroad RV Park in Williams and their clean CG is walking distance to the train depot. They also have a kennel on site for your pets in case you take the all day train ride.
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Old 07-18-2016, 11:17 AM   #14
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Will echo other replies about Williams, Az. We also stayed at Grand Canyon Railway Park and would definitely recommend it. Also took the train to the south rim. If you are a AAA member, they had a discount for train ride/upgrade, guided bus tour at the south rim and lunch. A little pricey, but all in all a great way to see a lot of the canyon if you just want to spend a day there. Also, Williams is a nice little town with some unique Rt 66 shopping and nice restaurants and even a brew pub. Have fun....wish we were going!



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Old 07-18-2016, 11:27 AM   #15
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Yes coming up Bright Angel trail tough. But at least walk a short distance down --1/4 mile maybe. Will give you a whole different concept of the canyon.

I hiked to the bottom on the Kaibab trail. 7.2 mile. Stayed all night at Phantom Ranch campground at the bottom & back up the Bright Angel trail the next day 9.6 mile. One of the coolest things I've ever done --was 65 at that time!!

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Old 07-18-2016, 08:27 PM   #16
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Yes coming up Bright Angel trail tough. But at least walk a short distance down --1/4 mile maybe. Will give you a whole different concept of the canyon.

I hiked to the bottom on the Kaibab trail. 7.2 mile. Stayed all night at Phantom Ranch campground at the bottom & back up the Bright Angel trail the next day 9.6 mile. One of the coolest things I've ever done --was 65 at that time!!

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You, sir, have my uttermost respect. My family only made it 3/4 of a mile down the bright angel before running out of water. I'm positive that had I gone much further I wouldn't have made it back out. And for all you sitting on the sidelines snorting with laughter, .75 mile on the bright angel doesn't even compare to that in the flatlands.

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You, sir, have my uttermost respect. My family only made it 3/4 of a mile down the bright angel before running out of water. I'm positive that had I gone much further I wouldn't have made it back out. And for all you sitting on the sidelines snorting with laughter, .75 mile on the bright angel doesn't even compare to that in the flatlands.

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I agree I averaged one mile per hour going down. And the same coming up. Not so steep on the way up.

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If you are a golfer there is also a nice golf course in Williams. I think the name is Elephant Butte. Not too expensive and a nice course.
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