The Grand Canyon is a steep-sided canyon carved by the Colorado River in the state of Arizona. It is contained within and managed by Grand Canyon National, the Hualapai Tribal Nation, and the Havasupai Tribe. The Grand Canyon is 277 miles long and is up to 18 miles wide, with a depth of over a mile at some points. It is one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the entire world. There are world-class hiking and walking tours, helicopter tours that fly over and through the canyon, white water rafting, birdwatching, wildlife viewing, amazing photography opportunities, and so much more. This is a place that should be at the top of everyone’s vacation list. It is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful, mystique, and important natural landmarks on Earth that everyone deserves to see once in their life.
The South Rim is open all year and is home to the Grand Canyon Village, the center of activity and the transportation hub of the rim. The village is the only place where the railroad reaches the rim of the canyon. The South Rim has three areas for its visitors: (1) Market Plaza is the business center where the general store, the bank, and the US Post Office are located, (2) The Visitor Center and Mather Point which provide family-friendly and interpretive and educational programs, (3) The Historic District, where the railroad and original hotels and pioneer village originally started. You can also stop by the Yavapai Museum of Geology which offers incredible views of Grand Canyon and has 3-D models, powerful photographs, and exhibits that describe the fascinating history of the geology of the area.
The Desert View Drive or East Rim Drive leaves Grand Canyon Village and follows the canyon rim east for 26 miles to Desert View, which is open year round. You can stop by the Desert View Watchtower that was constructed in 1932 as a replica of a prehistoric Native American tower. The views from the tower are breathtaking, overlooking Grand Canyon, the Pained Desert to the East, and the San Francisco Peaks to the South. There is also the Tusayan Ruin and Museum that provides a glimpse of Pueblo Indian life dating back some 800 years. Tusayan Ruin is located three miles west of Desert View and is open daily from 9 to 5. This is considered one of the absolute must sees, especially the Tusayan Ruin.
The North Rim is often referred to as “the other side” of the Grand Canyon and is definitely the road less traveled, being visited by only 10% of all Grand Canyon visitors. There is only one lodge, which is the Grand Canyon Lodge. There is also only one developed campground on the North Rim. The North Rim has a short season with lodging and camping only available from May through October and is closed in the Winter due to snow. Stop by Bright Angel Point at the Southern end of the entrance road for a 0.5 mile round-trip trail. The trail is steep in places, with drop-offs and stairs but provides views into Roaring Springs and Bright Angel Canyons that are stellar. North Rim is for those who dance to the beat of their own drum, if you will, being the less popular area but awesome in its own right.
Located in Williams, Arizona, the Grand Canyon / Williams KOA is one of the most popular and most visited campgrounds in the entire Grand Canyon National Park area. It is approximately 45 minutes South of Grand Canyon Village and is right outside of the Kaibab National Forest. There are numerous spaces for you to park your RV here, some of which are full hookup capable. The amenities here at this KOA include: wifi & cable TV, a swimming pool, a snack bar, firewood, bike rentals, kids activities, a rec room, a pool table, a convenience store, a gift shop, a full service tour concierge, laundry, a soaking tub, a gourmet coffee bar, and much more. This has everything you’d expect from a KOA, which is basically everything!
The Grand Canyon Railway RV Park is also located in Williams, Arizona and is the highest rated campground in the Grand Canyon. It is a Good Sam Certified RV Park and is one of their Top Parks for 2015. It allows you to take the historic train in Grand Canyon National Park without having to worry about navigating the roads. There are 124 spaces in total at the park, all of which are full hookup sites. The amenities at Grand Canyon Railway RV Park include: wifi & cable TV, a game room, a heated pool, horseshoes, a playground, outdoor games, a spa, groceries, laundry, a restaurant, restrooms, pet services, RV supplies, onsite rentals, discounts, handicap access, pets are welcome, an emergency phone, and more. You’ll love the Grand Canyon Railway RV Park!
The Interstate 40 Grand Canyon RV Park is approximately an hour South of Grand Canyon Village in Ash Fork, Arizona. It is a Good Sam Certified with very high customer ratings and reviews. It is right outside of the Kaibab National Forest and is about an hour outside of Flagstaff, Arizona. The park has 47 spaces available for RVs, 24 of which are full hookups. The amenities here at Interstate 40 Grand Canyon RV Park include: wifi, outdoor games, planned activities, a swimming pool, a rec hall, cabin/cottage rentals, onsite rentals, RV storage, showers, laundry, restrooms, RV supplies, dump stations, a self-service RV wash, tenting, pets are welcome, an emergency phone, discounts, and more.
Like we said earlier, the Grand Canyon is a must see for anyone who is able to get here. It is truly one of the most special places on the planet and is something you will never forget visiting. We hope to see you here soon!
Safe travels from everyone at RVShare!
Motorhomes are divided into Class A, B, and C vehicles. On average expect to pay $185 per night for Class A, $149 per night for Class B and $179 per night for Class C.Do you need to be a certain age to rent an RV in Grand Canyon?
Yes. The minimum age is 25 to be eligible to get an RV Rental in Grand Canyon from RVshare.Does RVshare have emergency roadside assistance?
Yes. Every RV rental booked through RVshare receives 24/7 emergency roadside assistance.Does RVshare offer one way RV rentals in Grand Canyon?
Yes. Prior to renting any RV, check with the owner since not all will offer this particular option.