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Old 09-12-2015, 04:03 PM   #11
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ps: There is also the Ten-X CG just 5 miles outside the National Park Entrance at Tuyasan. (Neither Ten-X nor Mather has many large Pull-Thrus nor Full Hookups - those are available in the less-CG/more RV-Park "South Rim Trailer Village".)
And, if you will settle for a Barren Grass and Gravel "RV Park", there are Full Hookups just outside the Park Entrance at "Grand Canyon Camper Village" (seems they wanted to play on the name of the somewhat better "Trailer Village" located inside the NP).

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Old 09-12-2015, 07:30 PM   #12
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We stayed in Williams and drove to the canyon for a day trip and then took the train the next day. The train trip is very scenic but does not allow alot of time to sight see, arrives at the canyon around 11:30 and leaves for return trip at 3:30.

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Old 09-12-2015, 07:51 PM   #13
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Take the train so you can get robbed by the outlaws. Fun. Also the minstrels entertain you on the train. And the skit they have at the train depot in Williams in the morning is fun to see.
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Old 09-12-2015, 08:23 PM   #14
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At the Grand Canyon, we highly recommend Railside RV. They are literally 100' from the railroad line to the Grand Canyon. (Don't worry, the once-a-day train is the only traffic on that line.) Free breakfast, free Friday Bar-b-que and really nice hosts. Don't make the mistake we made. From our experience many years ago, we decided to save $ by driving the canyon rim rather than taking the train. No-can-do! Now, the entire rim is seen by shuttles that run past each rim location every 10 minutes. You get on and off as you want. No more vehicle traffic is allowed at the south rim. Take my advice and take the train.
I just looked this place over, I've seen mall parking lots with more shade.

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Old 09-12-2015, 10:51 PM   #15
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We went to the GC back in April of this year. We spent two weeks at the trailer village CG and it was great. We saw Elk and Deer every day and actually had several that were feeding right next to our camper. We rode the shuttles and that saved a lot of fuel and wear and tear on our TV. We also spent a week at the west rim and then spent a week at the north rim. Boy what a trip.

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Old 09-13-2015, 11:20 PM   #17
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We stayed at the Railside last March, couldn't get into the GC Trailer Park due to Snowbirds and Spring Break in California. Yes, it is a little sparse, but still a nice place to stay in Williams. We arrived late, but they kept someone in the office to wait for us. The grandkids enjoyed the waffle breakfast each morning, the showers were clean and comfortable.

We' re also stayed at the Grand Canyon Railroad Hotel and RV Park in June. Truly a parking lot experience, and more expensive.

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