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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
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
Arrived at 12:30 pm on Sunday, May 16 and there's a closed gate across the entrance.
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.
We stayed in Mule 20. The site was perfectly level. Got a good nights sleep and breakfast.
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…
Stunning sunrise. It gets chilly quick up there.
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!
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!
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!
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…
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.
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…
People leave a lot of trash here :(
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…
Rocky & bumpy road, but beautiful views!
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