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Old 03-04-2008, 09:10 PM   #1
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Where to stay on the Grand Canyon South Rim

I have read everything that I can find on camping in and around the South Rim. We will be there in April and would like some replies from those of you who have "been there and done that".

So..where did you stay and what are the advantages and disadvantages?

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Old 03-04-2008, 09:24 PM   #2
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Stay in Wiliams and take the train into the South Rim. It is a fun ride.
Regards from Russell In sunny and cool Tucson Az.

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Old 03-04-2008, 09:33 PM   #3
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I would concur. I stayed at a campground close to downtown that was no scenic prize, but real convenient. I don't think there are any pristine campgrounds nearby, but the GC itself 10,000% makes up for that. Try to catch the GC at sunrise or sunset if you can. either way, enjoy!
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Old 03-04-2008, 09:35 PM   #4

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Originally Posted by RUSSELL
Stay in Wiliams and take the train into the South Rim. It is a fun ride.
Regards from Russell In sunny and cool Tucson Az.
What he said.....

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Old 03-04-2008, 09:55 PM   #5
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If you are only planning on staying at the Grand Canyon for one day, stay in Williams. If you want to explore the South Rim of the Grand Canyon for several days or a week, then stay at the Trailer Village. If you stay at the Trailer Village, the tram is at the entrance to the Village and you won't need your tow vehicle for the balance of your stay.

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Old 03-04-2008, 10:02 PM   #6
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Friends and I stayed in the new RV park next to the train station in Williams last June. It is paved, clean, and in a good location. Check the Grand Canyon Railroad online. Williams is 50 or so miles south of the canyon, and there is plenty to see in that area between there and Flagstaff. Check out Walnut Canyon and the town of Jerome south of Sedona.

There are campgrounds at the Grand Canyon which are part of the National Park, however I am unfamiliar with them. Check with the National Park Service. As for myself, I would like to stay near the canyon sometime to be able to spend more time there. It's a beautiful place.

Hope you enjoy the trip.

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