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Rent an RV in Southwest Arizona

Southwest Arizona is a unique region of Arizona with a rich history that dates back for centuries. Phoenix is the region’s largest city, but the rest of Southwest Arizona is rather sleepy. Southwest Arizona is home to the second largest Native American reservation, the Tohono O’odham Indian Reservation and small towns like Ajo and Nogales.

If you like desert wildlife and the wide-open road, then an RV rental in Southwest Arizona is an excellent way to explore the best of the region. Start in metropolitan Phoenix and head southwest to Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge and Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.

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Arizona is the perfect year-round destination to rent an RV. With thousands of miles of highways and rural roads and heaps of campground, renting an RV and exploring Southwest Arizona is a great idea for a family vacation. You can easily rent an RV in Southwest Arizona through RVshare. From luxury RV rentals to travel trailer rentals to motorhome rentals, you’ll find plenty of affordable options in Southwest Arizona.

Motorhome Rental in Southwest Arizona

You’ll find tons of Class A motorhome rentals in Southwest Arizona. Both Phoenix and Nogales offer a broad range of options in every price range. Many motorhomes sleep up to eight people so split that by all your friends, and you have an excellent deal making a road trip through Southwest Arizona a very affordable vacation.

Rent a Campervan in Southwest Arizona

Campervans are a great, affordable way to explore Southwest Arizona if you’re traveling as a couple. Some of the more luxury campervan rentals can sleep up to four people comfortably and have all the modern amenities that you would only expect to find in a motorhome. Campervan rental rates average about $200 a night.

RV Rental Locations in Southwest Arizona

The best locations to rent an RV in Southwest Arizona is in Phoenix, Nogales, and Yuma. Phoenix has the widest selection of private RV rentals in Southwest Arizona and is a great place to start your Southwest Arizona adventures.

Points of Interest in Southwest Arizona

Kitt Peak National Observatory 

Located on the Tohono O’odham Reservation and funded by the National Science Foundation, the Kitt Peak National Observatory is managed by over 20 universities who use the powerful telescope to study space. Visitors can tour the facilities and view stellar events during the evening observation program.

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument is the largest habitat of Organ Pipe Cactus north of the border. It’s a bit off-the-beaten-path, but the park is a worthwhile visit to see the large groves of desert flora that is common to Mexico. 


Named after the Spanish word for garlic, the historic town of Ajo was once a thriving Phelps Dodge company town. In the late 18th century, copper mining produced millions of tons of copper up until the pit closed in 1985. Today, the town is home to about 4,000 residents and is quite sleepy. You won’t find any chain stores and fast food here, and the white Spanish-style plaza in the center of town is worthy of Instagram.

Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge 

Surrounded by seven mountain ranges in Altar Valley, the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge is a remote 1150,000-acre preserve where the Sonoran-savanna grasslands can still be seen today. The park is home to endangered species such as the masked bobwhite quail and other small birds and animals.

Imperial National Wildlife Refuge

Created by the nearby Imperial Dam, this 25,765-acre wildlife refuge is home to marshy-river and Sonoran Desert creatures like coyotes, desert tortoises, and bighorn sheep. Masses of migrating birds flock to the area during the spring and fall months, so it’s perfect if you love bird watching.

Tohono O’odham Reservation 

Tohono O’odham Reservation is the second largest Native American reservation in the United States covering 4,400 square miles between Tucson and Ajo and stretching all the way to the Mexican border. Located halfway between Tucson and Ajo, Sells is the tribal capital of the reservation and is home to the annual rodeo in the winter.


 As the largest city in Arizona, Phoenix has a lot to offer visitors. From museums to art galleries to mountains, you can find plenty of things to do inside and out in the Greater Phoenix area. The Desert Botanical Gardens are beautiful, and the Phoenix Art Museum is world-class. Camelback is a hard but rewarding hike and floating down the Salt River the day after is the perfect way to celebrate and relax.  

The Best RV Parks in Southwest Arizona

Desert Shadows RV Resort - Phoenix

As Phoenix’s top-rated RV Resort, the Desert Shadows RV Resort is a beautifully manicured RV park located just off I-17 in North Phoenix. With 638 spaces, the RV park has everything that you need with an 18,000-square foot clubhouse, indoor pool, covered BBQ areas, and tons of restrooms and showers. 

Belly Acres RV Park – Ajo

Belly Acres RV Park has 47 landscaped lots with scenic views of the desert. It’s the perfect base if you want to see nearby Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument and Cabeza Prieta Wildlife Refuge. All sites have full hookups, and most are pull-thru. 

Blue Sky RV Resort – Yuma 

Blue Sky RV Resort is a family-owned RV resort in the small town of Yuma. There is a large clubhouse, doggie corral, relaxing pool, and a full-service hair salon. Several golf courses and restaurants are located within a short drive from the park.

Desert Paradise RV Resort – Yuma

Nestled in the Yuma Foothills just nine miles from town, the Desert Paradise RV Resort has gravel sites, concrete patios, and trees at most sites. The RV Park has a swimming pool and hot tub, fitness center, and shuffleboard. Pets are welcomed.

An RV rental in Southwest Arizona is a great way to explore the vast and beautiful desert of the region. With thousands of acres dedicated to wildlife preserves, it’s a perfect destination for birdwatchers and nature lovers. With RVshare, renting an RV in Southwest Arizona has never been easier or more fun.

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