Vast, magnificent and inarguably beautiful, the Grand Canyon is easily Arizona’s most distinguishable landmark – and a natural wonder that you simply have to see to believe. Stretching 277 miles from end to end, steep, rocky walls descend more than a mile to the canyon’s floor, where the wild Colorado River traces a swift course southwest. Grand Canyon National Park is home to much of the immense Grand Canyon, with its layered bands of red rock revealing millions of years of geological history. The park’s central feature is the Grand Canyon, a gorge of the Colorado River, which is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Nearly six million people visit the National Park every year. This makes Grand Canyon National Park the second most visited park in the U.S. after the Great Smoky Mountains national park. Aside from casual sightseeing from the South Rim above sea level, skydiving, rafting, hiking, running, and helicopter tours are popular. Tourists wishing for a more vertical perspective can go skydiving, board helicopters and small airplanes in Boulder, Las Vegas, Phoenix and Grand Canyon National Park Airport (seven miles from the South Rim) for canyon flyovers.
“A good traveler has no plans, and is not intent on arriving.”
– Lao Tzu
GRAND CANYON RAILWAY RV PARK
Grand Canyon Railway RV Park has all the amenities you need for a resort-style RVing experience. The park has a picnic pavilion with four premium gas grills along with a community fire pit, so you can be in the greatest of outdoor settings. Enjoy the fresh air and lovely mountain backdrop, mixed with the familiar sound of train whistles from the nearby railroad. As a guest of the RV Park, you are able to use the facilities at the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel, including the indoor swimming pool and hot tub. There is also a fitness room with exercise equipment, if you’re looking for a little more strenuous workout.
GRAND CANYON/WILLIAMS KOA
As the closest KOA campground to the Grand Canyon, they’re the great base camp for all of your Arizona adventures. Open year round, the Grand Canyon/Williams KOA offers RV, tent, deluxe tent, cabin camping and NEW Deluxe Cabin Camping, within an easy drive to the South Rim. Guests love the modern facilities, relaxing by the pool, specialty coffees at the fireside coffee bar, and finding memorable souvenirs at the 2000 sq. ft. gift store. This KOA is a great place for kids to unwind on your epic family vacation; additionally, they are a dog friendly Grand Canyon destination offering Kamp K9, a great place for your dog to run off steam on your road trip. You are sure to enjoy quiet nights around the campfire, far from the hustle of interstates or trains
TRAILER VILLAGE RV PARK
Trailer Village® RV Park is the only in-park RV park with full hookups and it’s incredibly close to the Grand Canyon’s South Rim. Set within a high desert landscape, the Trailer Village RV park is a paved pull-through site perfect for vehicles up to 50 feet long. Best of all, it’s open year-round, and there are full hook-ups.