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Old 04-17-2012, 05:30 PM   #15
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Great info! Thanks everyone. Everyone else likes outdoorsie stuff! Thank you for telling me a spot that a non hiker can enjoy! We will stay at trailer village. We are really looking forward to this. My daughter who is 8 has been wanting to go to the grand canyon for years!
Bright Angel Trail is a wide trail - it's the same trail the mules use to take riders down into the Canyon. The trail is a bit of a steep climb on the way back up. It takes several times longer to walk back up as it does to go down so keep that in mind when you are trying to decide your turn-around point. Take plenty of water, especially in summer, even if you're not planning to walk very far. Enjoy your trip.
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Lots of great info! I concur with everyone on here. The kids would like the train but it is not paramount to a trip to the canyon. Paz mentioned the sunset, which sounds awesome, a quick portion of Bright Angel Trail. Are you bringing bikes? Again, I have no first hand experience but I believe you can ride on fairly flat paved roads along the south rim?
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We are staying at camper Village in June for three days...glad to hear it is a good place to stay!
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Old 04-17-2012, 11:43 PM   #18
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We are staying at camper Village in June for three days...glad to hear it is a good place to stay!
Is camper village the same as trailer village?
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Old 04-18-2012, 07:14 AM   #19
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We stayed in trailer village in June 2011. It is a good location, on the bus route to get you around the south rim park. We also drove to the Desert View Watchtower. There are some great views from there and at the stops along the way. In trailer village the roads are 'paved', there are full hookups with cable.
A couple of notes: The one disappointment was the condition of the RV slots and roads in the RV park. They were both in need of major repaving. Our slot and many others were one large pothole. The asphalt had failed and is now in big pieces. The restrooms are functional but old and do not have showers.
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Is camper village the same as trailer village?
I would say no. Trailer village is in the park and that is the one you want. You can walk to the rim from there. There is anther CG outside that has 'camper' in its name. Also, do hike the trail partway down, but have your old walking shores or hiking boots with you. We got a kick out of the 'tourists' wearing their nice new white sneakers. Lots of mule droppings to deal with.

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Trailer Village and Camper Village are two different CG. We have stayed in both and as Bob and Inga said YOU want to stay in Trailer Village in side the park.
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We have reservations at Trailer Village for May 17-19. Thanks for letting me steal the info.

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We have reservations at Trailer Village for May 17-19. Thanks for letting me steal the info.

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I'll see ya' there... We've got reservations for the 16th thru the 18th!
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Be sure to keep the kids under control. A lot of the hike along the rim is pretty close (within a few feet) from the edge and most has no kind of barrier whatsoever and it is hundreds and hundreds of feet straight down. Definitely not a place for horseplay.

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