Camping in Arizona

THE BEST CAMPING IN

Arizona

About Arizona Camping

Arizona boasts itself as the gateway to the Grand Canyon. And, it’s true: There’s no better place to set off into the red- and orange-painted cliffs, winding canyons, and rippling rivers of this wild and grand desert landscape. But, camping in Arizona doesn’t stop at The Big Ditch. From Flagstaff to Sedona, and beyond, you’ll find some of the best desert camping in the U.S. right in this state.

The Colorado River carved through 277 miles of ancient sandstone and limestone to form the Grand Canyon. Stop along the edges of this natural wonder for some of the most famous and scenic camping in Arizona. Go straight to Grand Canyon Village and camp at the Mather campground on the South Rim to experience the best pit stops and catch jaw-dropping canyon views on the Bright Angel Trail. Or, opt for areas less saturated with people and head to Desert View Campground on the South Rim. Hike to Coconino Overlook to sample views of the massive canyon or put your boots on the Arizona Trail, one of the country’s National Scenic Trails.

For those interested in venturing into other parts of Arizona, head to Sedona for more red rock desert camping. There’s a variety of things to do in Sedona, and camping, of course, is one of the best. From red rock canyons to rock formations fabled as energy vortexes, you’ll find views and adventures in Sedona unlike any other. Camp at Pine Flat Campground, where tall ponderosas brush up against red rock walls. Get up to hike for sunrise or start out at sunset to see the best colors amidst the desert. Or, bring your bike along for the ride to experience world-class mountain biking trails right in Sedona.

Whether it’s hiking, biking, or just sleeping beneath the desert sky when camping in Arizona, the state is truly an outdoor-lover’s desert mecca. So grab your tent and head to the edges of the Grand Canyon or into the quiet nooks of Sedona and discover a land of red-rock beauty.

Recent Reviews In Arizona

3391 Reviews of 1271 Arizona Campgrounds

Katherine P.
Reviewed May. 16, 2021

Great Stat

This was our first visit to this campground we arrived late Friday night able to pitch our tents have campfire. Amenities offered were nice clean friendly people

Bob F.
Reviewed May. 16, 2021

Closed......

Arrived at 12:30 pm on Sunday, May 16 and there's a closed gate across the entrance.

Sitenot open
Month of VisitJune
Bob F.
Reviewed May. 16, 2021

Must have a small trailer.

We have a 28' 5th wheel and after looking at the potential spots, had to back our way out. There is no way to turn around. If camping here, I would have had to back my way into a spot. Scenic views a short drive or hike away but not an easy place to camp.

Month of VisitJune
RThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 16, 2021

Nice and peaceful.

We stayed in Mule 20. The site was perfectly level. Got a good nights sleep and breakfast.

C
Reviewed May. 16, 2021

Quiet and Friendly

There was a small complication about my reservation, which was entirely my mistake and the wonderful camp hosts fixed (thanks, Shane and Vicky!), but I ended up doing a first-come-first-serve campsite search. Midweek in May, I had my pick, and found a wonderful site with tons of room, right at the…

  • The trek to the top wzs worth it, not just because cell and internet live here.
  • The ground sparkles a little. Sit or lie on the dirt and you or your dog will look like you're returning from a rave in the desert, covered in dust and glitter.
Site#56
Month of VisitJune
BThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 16, 2021

Sunrise

Stunning sunrise. It gets chilly quick up there.

Month of VisitNovember
Sarah F.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 16, 2021

Easy campground in Grand Canyon NP

Large, clean campground. Very easy access to biking trails that lead to the South Rim and Grand Canyon Village. Nice campsites with lots of shade. Our small kids had a blast!

Site293
Month of VisitJune
Christine S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 15, 2021

One of a kind scenery 👌 in America

Great place to stay. No hookups so go when the weather isn't hot and you need a/c. Great 4x4 roads to explore the rugged but beautiful scenery!

  • campground at sunset
Month of VisitMay
Christine S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 15, 2021

Beautiful views!

Great free area to camp. Spots go fast on the weekends. There were some campsites where people left trash which was disappointing. Pack it in and out!

Month of VisitSeptember
GThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 15, 2021

Beautiful area

There are actually two campgrounds with pretty much the same name back to back. This one is the military one you must have a military ID it is a military campground.. very nice and I would highly recommend, if you qualify to camp here. To get to this one do not follow the signs to "camping" instead…

  • 2 campgrounds 1 military 1 county
  • back view of T-6
  • side view of T-6 fence that divides county and military campgrounds
SiteT-11 and T6
Month of VisitJune
RThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 15, 2021

Great first RV trial run.

This campground is very clean and good for all sized units. My unit is a 30' so I couldnt use the nearby campgrounds. We arrived without a reservation and there were still plenty of sites available.

Staff was great and the sites were clean. Host says its very popular with many people.

Greg B.
Reviewed May. 15, 2021

Breath-Taking Beauty & a chilly swim....

The ride to this area is one of the most amazing....Vermillion Cliffs lives up to its name, indeed.  I arrived and found the camp fairly packed. but did grab a 'pull-thru' slot down below, right by restrooms.  Strong winds made making camp fun, but it was calm in the morning.  A dip in the Colorado…

  • Magnificent Vermillion Cliffs on the way into Lee's Ferry
  • A view from the campground.
  • Felt SO good and refreshing....
Month of VisitJune
K
Reviewed May. 15, 2021

Sandy road

People leave a lot of trash here :(

KThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 15, 2021

BEST SPOT EVER

Was honestly worried because I had taken an SUV up the mountain to the spot and the drive was sketchy in some spots, especially if other people were coming. It was BEAUTIFUL. There is a few different spots you can go. First, follow the directions and it will take you to the big open area— great for…

Month of VisitDecember
K
Reviewed May. 15, 2021

171

Rocky & bumpy road, but beautiful views!

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