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Old 02-07-2020, 12:56 PM   #1
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Can anyone recommend a nice campground within a couple of miles of the viewing points of the Grand Canyon? We have a 28 ft Fifth Wheel and would like room to park our long bed Ford F250 on camp site.
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Old 02-07-2020, 01:24 PM   #2
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Well, you have major two choices right off the bat, North Rim and South Rim.
The South Rim is the more famous of the two and what most people typically consider "The Grand Canyon." For that reason, it is more developed and, thus, more crowded. Despite that development, there's only one choice close to the rim, which is the Trailer Village RV Park. If you can get in, it's a great place to stay as it is within walking distance of all of the South Rim "attractions." We stayed here last halloween and loved it . . . Otherwise, there are some parks outside the park entrance.
North Rim is more remote and, for that reason, less developed and less crowded, but just as beautiful (ANYWHERE along the Grand Canyon, South Rim, North Rim and everywhere in between is spectacular). There are a number of RV parks around the North Rim, but they are seasonal.
Make sure you take a day to hike down into the canyon itself - well worth it (not down to the river and back, but just down far enough to really appreciate this natural wonder . . .)
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Old 02-07-2020, 01:41 PM   #3
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we also used Trailer Village on the South Rim inside the park. Our site was a pull through, full hookup and easy walk to the bus stop. We have a 30 foot (open) hybrid camper that we pull with a Durango SUV - had plenty of space. Your truck is longer, but I don't think you will have issues.
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Also at Trailer Village do not book a classic site unless you have. Those sites are on dirt roads and Nat nearly as nice as the others. We stayed in a classic in a 36 5th wheel. It was ok but a little hard to navigate trees.
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Also at Trailer Village do not book a classic site unless you have. Those sites are on dirt roads and Nat nearly as nice as the others. We stayed in a classic in a 36 5th wheel. It was ok but a little hard to navigate trees.
Agreed - the "Classic" side is basically a glorified gravel parking lot. The regular side is not much more than a glorified parking lot, as well, but paved and with grass and hookups! (after all, you're not staying there to hang out in the campground). The South Rim and Mather Point is about a 15 minute walk on a paved trail, so that's where you want to be . . .and it's worth it to walk over several times a day as the canyon constantly changes its appearance as the sun moves across it . . .
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