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Old 12-21-2012, 10:30 PM   #1
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Grand Canyon - South Rim

We will be traveling mid summer with our 13 year old grandson. My motor home is 35'. We want to show him the Grand Canyon, but find camping options rather limited. It appear that Trailer Village in the park would be our most convenient parking area.

I'd like to hear from any of you who have stayed there about what we can expect to find.
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Old 12-22-2012, 12:37 AM   #2
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We will be traveling mid summer with our 13 year old grandson. My motor home is 35'. We want to show him the Grand Canyon, but find camping options rather limited. It appear that Trailer Village in the park would be our most convenient parking area.

I'd like to hear from any of you who have stayed there about what we can expect to find.
If you want to stay within the park, trailer village is the only option for your 35 ft motorhome. It has full hookups and wise to make an online reservation. It's not much of a park but its at least within walking distance of the bus system. A better campground is mathers campground which is dry camping but with much nicer and larger spots. Unfortunately your 35 ft MH will not fit in there. I believe the max on motorhomes is around 30 ft or less. The roadway into the spots are very narrow. There is a national Forrest campground called ten x a few miles outside the park. It's nice but the commute back and forth gets a little tiring. If you are there to explore the Grand Canyon, I would just stay in trailer village as it is so convenient. If you want nightly campfires, you better stay at ten x.
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We would also recommend the "Village". We had lots of room in our 40' MH and the park is very nice when all the rif-raf is gone. Make reservations early OR call the park direct as according to the gate attendant, "their reservation computer hasn't a clue concerning actual spaces". It was showing nearly full and when we arrived, our choices included nearly half of this large park!
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Looking for suggestions of best time to go when riff raff is gone. Sounds good to me. Thanks
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riff raff !
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Looking for suggestions of best time to go when riff raff is gone. Sounds good to me. Thanks

Sounds like you need to stay home and not worry about the fellow campers.

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Trailer Village IN the park is the best place with hookups that you can stay and explore Grand Canyon. True, it's not a "resort" but you have a spot at the Grand Canyon and that's why you're there! The free shuttle bus stops right outside the entrance. You can ride the shuttle all day long getting on and off wherever you want - to take a stroll, hike, restaurants, gift shops, etc. An excellent, easy hike is to get off the bus and pick up the Rim Trail at any point. You can walk as far as you want with fantastic view of the canyon. When you're tired, just hop back on the bus. We would also recommend, that to get the "real" feel of the canyon, walk down the Bright Angel Trail for a very short distance - even 1/8-1/4 mi would do. It's quite an experience getting below the rim. Just remember - you have to walk back UP and it's not easy! Some folks will suggest staying in Williams and/or taking the train to the canyon. It's a ride through open sagebrush - not very scenic. Also, if you take the train you only have a few hours to explore the canyon before having to return. Definitely stay at Trailer Village and plan on at least 3 nights of stay. We've returned time after time. Have a great trip and your grandson is very lucky that you're providing him with this experience. P.S. We also lived at one time in Kalamazoo!
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If ya dont see the North rim too, you have not really seen the GC. IMHO
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Thanks all for your input. We think that staying within the park would be a wonderful experience for both us and our grandson. BTW he just became an official teenager today - 13th birthday.

I am comforted to know we should have no problem getting in and out in our motor home. Now we just need to nail down the dates and get a reservation.
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