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Old 11-24-2012, 03:13 PM   #1
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Total RV novices here! Heading to the Grand Canyon in May 2013 for a late honeymoon and would like to find a RV site near the Skywalk. Any suggestions? All help gratefully received!
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:28 PM   #2
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The Skywalk is located on Hualapai Tribe land and is quite some distance from Grand Canyon National Park. It costs $30 to go out onto the skywalk and you can't take any cameras or objects in your pockets out on to it, you leave everything in lockers before you go onto it. A professional photographer will sell you a photo of yourself on the skywalk, at professional prices.

The closest campground is this one: RV Park/Camping | Grand Canyon West Skywalk Ticket and Tourist Center, Restaurant, Bar, and RV Park-Campground near The West Rim and the Hoover Dam.

In addition, the Hualapai offer a tour of the area, for $30, then you still pay an additional $30 for the walk on the bridge.

Get reservations if you decide to go there. I prefer GCNP itself. You'll need reservations there too, but boondocking in the surrounding National Forest is allowed.

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Old 11-24-2012, 05:46 PM   #3
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Go to the hualapai website for the FULL price and details. There is more to it than $30 . look here: Grand Canyon West
They also have white water raft trips. and you can drive to bottom of the canyon from peach springs for about $29 (also on hualapai land) It is the ONLY road to the bottom of the canyon. It is a gravel road, 18 miles long. It is NOT for RVs. I did the canyon drive in my Jeep. There is a picnic shelter at the bottom of the canyon.
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:29 PM   #4
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To really enjoy the canyon we would suggest you stay IN the national park and not try to be by the skywalk which is a tourist trap and greatly overpriced. There is so much to do in the national park itself and is the best way to admire the canyon. There is a full hookup campground, Trailer Village, located near the canyon rim. From it you can hop on a shuttle bus which runs all day along the rim. It's free and you can get on an off wherever you want to explore. There are wonderful restaurants, gift shops, visitor centers, hiking (not only down the canyon but along it for great views), and ranger programs. I think you'd really enjoy your trip here than at the skywalk which isn't even near the major expanse of canyon. Safe travels!
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:04 AM   #5
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I would base camp in Williams AZ. My choice is Circle of Pines KOA in Williams. The drive to the South Rim is about 60miles so you plan a full day of driving up, touring the South Rim, dinning at the hotel, etc. Williams makes a great base for a visit to Flagstaff (15 minutes) Sedonna (30 minutes) a beautiful area with much to see and lots of hiking and touring if you wish. Crater of the Sun, another great day of hiking or a few hours of volanic touring. You can even make a day round trip to the Superstition Mountain area.
I can't speak for the Grand Canyon Glass Walkway, never made that trip.
Enjoy, congratulations, and Happy Trails.
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