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Old 02-01-2014, 05:24 PM   #1
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Grand Canyon south rim.

Head out to the Grand Canyon this summer from southeast TX. Any suggestion of what to see or do there or on the way.
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Don't know your age but buy a (National Parks Senior Pass) if you are eligible! Will save you (50.00$) just to get in the park,and the left lane,no waiting! Youroo!!
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Hey that was helpful and yes I have one. Any idea which park is the best to stay at and is closes to the canyon
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Hi Cmmjmoore,
We live here in Arizona and have spend many trips at the campground in Grand Canyon Railway RV Park which is located in Williams south of the Grand Canyon. Very good park for a few days stay. If this is your first trip they have a railroad train that takes you from the RV park to the south rim. Fun if you like trains or have kids. The trip takes most of the day. They have packages that have bus tours when you reach the canyon and box lunch if you like. It is a fun trip if you get the day they run the old steam locomotive/ They also have the diesel ones too.
They have different cars but they are all air conditioned and have comfortable seats. Food and drink on the train is available. They also have a cowboy show while waiting for the train the leave the RV park for free.
They also have a hotel and restaurant and buffet at the RV/Hotel area/Railroad Station.

After you ride the train I usually drive into the park and do my own sightseeing. It takes about 30 minutes to drive the road to the gate.

You can also find KOA and other campgrounds that are closer but this one is also in the town of Williams which has many food choices and supermarkets.

Here is a link to the Railway RV Park to help you.
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Great we read an article about the park it is great to have first hand information. Thanks so much. Clark.
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Be sure to go thru the Painted Desert and Petrified Forest.
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+1 on the Painted Desert/Petrified Forest
http://www.nps.gov/pefo/index.htm
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Grand Canyon south rim.

Iggy, thanks for the recommendation we made our reservations and are getting set. Do you know of a good day kennel. We don't mind leaving our GSP for the morning but not the day.
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I think the railway/rv park has boarding available. X2 that it is a great place. If you do take the train, try to upgrade the seating. One or two cars have nice plush seats while some others are like metro rail hard seats. Very cute town and there is a drive thru animal park down one exit.
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