Deas and I are now on a mad dash east, headed towards Memphis for my college reunion at the end of the month. Our route is basically straight east on I-40, all the way from California right to Memphis. We weren’t planning to do a lot of stopping along the way, but then we heard that the Grand Canyon was going to open up for a week, and we decided we couldn’t pass it up.
I found an RV park right off I-40, at the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel. We were actually pretty impressed with this park. It’s about an hour south of the Grand Canyon, but they have a train that runs there every day. We did consider taking the train since we don’t have a tow vehicle, but then we would have to leave the dogs alone in the RV for about 8 hours. We decided to rent a car, but if we didn’t want to do that, there is a dog kennel right on the premises! So we could have dropped the dogs off, caught the train, and then picked up the dogs at the end of the day. Very convenient! The spaces were very large, paved, and level. The rate is only about $40 a night, but they take Passport America, so we only paid $20 a night. Overall we were very pleased.
We only had one day to spend in the park, so we left early that morning in the rental car and drove an hour to the park. As expected, it was very beautiful. I can’t imagine there is anything I could say about the Grand Canyon that anyone doesn’t already know, so I’ll just post the pictures. I was just very pleased that we were able to visit the park, but I couldn’t help but think about all the people whose plans were ruined in the days prior when the park was closed. What a mess.
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We also just took a day trip from the RV park like you did, but one day is really not enough for the Grand Canyon. We had planned to spend some time at both the north and south rims in July/Aug but monsoon season came and the rain ran us off to CA, which turned out to be an even better choice!
Seeing your photos makes me want to return to the GC one of these days…
I think if we return next year we will try to do the north rim. I’ve heard it’s a lot less crowded!
Spent a week at the North Rim this year. Well worth it…..make your reservations early. Nice CG but fills up fast. We made ours in Feb. for a June stay……….GO DUCKS!!
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