PLEASE BE ADVISED: Reservation and walk-in fees for Ten-X Campground have been increased according to the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act. The Kaibab National Forest invited public comment during the 2019 season and went before the Arizona BLM Resource Advisory Council on November 14th, 2019 to get proposed fees approved. Fees for both standard and group sites will be raised for the 2020 peak season beginning on May 1st, 2020. 95% of the fees generated at Ten-X Campground are retained on the local unit and reinvested to support recreational opportunities in the area. Most of the fee dollars from Ten-X will go to expansion of the campground and the amenities provided there.
COMMERCIAL TOUR GROUPS ARE NOT ALLOWED AT TEN-X CAMPGROUND
Commercial operators MUST obtain a special use permit to operate on National Forest System lands, including Ten-X Campground. Due to high public demand, Kaibab National Forest will not be issuing any special use permits for Ten-X Camground until further notice. Therefore, no commercial tour groups are allowed at Ten-X Campground. All violators will be removed from the campground immediately and given a fine for violating the Code of Federal Regulations.
Perhaps the biggest draw to Ten-X Campground in northern Arizona is its proximity to the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. Located just 4 miles south of the park entrance in beautiful Kaibab National Forest, Ten-X is a quiet, peaceful campground that generally has open camping sites.
A nature trail weaves its way through the pine forest, and many more hiking opportunities are within a short drive. The facility can accommodate individual and family visitors, as well as large groups up to 75 people.
The campground has a short nature hike that allows visitors to view local flora and fauna. Elsewhere, the nearby town of Tusayan offers horseback riding, helicopter rides and other tours.
Many hiking, sightseeing, cultural history and outdoor recreation opportunities lie just a few miles away in Grand Canyon National Park.
The facility is attractive, well-maintained and spacious. There are 70 single-unit campsites organized in a large loop, each accommodating up to eight people maximum.
Each campsite accomodates one vehicle only. Additional vehicles can be accomodated in certain sites, but are subject to a $5/night fee.
Single-family sites 5-13 are non-reservable and only available on a first-come, first-served basis. All other sites are reservable. Sites are comfortable with bathrooms, water and paved parking nearby.
There are also two group sites. Group Site A accommodates up to 75 people. Group Site B accommodates up to 50 people. Groups larger than 75 people can reserve both Group Sites A and B. The group sites have picnic shelters, tables and tent pads.
Due to limited water supply drinking hydrants are the only water available. RV's cannot
Ten-X is situated in a pleasant Ponderosa pine and Gambel oak forest at an elevation of 6,600 ft. The forest is nestled on the Colorado Plateau, an area of land that was uplifted by geologic processes.
Summer temperatures range from 50 degrees at night to 80-90 degrees during the day. Summer thunderstorms, known as the monsoon, can build up quickly, especially during July and August. Snow is common from December through March.
Grand Canyon National Park's South Rim, just 4 miles away, is a must-see for Ten-X campers.
The adjacent town of Tusayan has a wide array of amenities, such as a gas station, restaurants, small grocery store, banks, hotels, internet access, mountain biking trails and many different tours.
ADA Access: N
We came at peak season- and so we were in the overhaul section of the campground. It was a good place to rest our heads and super close to the south rim entrance. We were two steps away from our neighbors who were luckally really awesome and fun people who we actually became friends with and chatted until 4 am over smores and a fire! If you have the right attitude this place is great- but I can see where the crowds would get tiring.
We were so pleased to find this camp on the way to the South Rim (about 15 min from Grand Canyon NP). There was only 3 other campers on the entire site when we arrived in Sept. WE were greeted by a stunning stellar Jay at the sign in station (self pay). Sites were large and clean (we were tent camping) there are rural toilets. Other than that there are no facilities. There are 70 single sites and 2 group camping sites on the property. Beautiful hiking trails with elk and other wildlife all around. GPS Coordinates are 35.93694, -112.12306 35°56'13"N, 112°7'23"W Full information available at recreation.gov
Great wooded campground near the grand canyon that is less crowded than mather campground. Lots of elk and deer in the area. Gets you away from the tourists and visitors of the grand canyon.
By far the best camp near the Grand Canyon with a lot of wildlife and you are far away from your fellow campers. I hope I will come again!
Very nice wooded sites with elk roaming free. Probably one of my favorite sites out there. Definitely would return. Our neighbors were quiet but the coyotes kept us up. Even then it made for a night we would never forget. We went late August and there were many sites available. No one was in the 3 sites around us. Would definitely recommend to the person who wants to get away from the hustle and bustle of the Grand Canyon.
site: wooded. pretty large site.
amenities: quieter than Mather. fills fast. clean facilities. attractions: wildlife around campground. close to Grand Canyon National Park. bus to Canyon stop near. I would go camping here (just drove through the campground since the campground we chose was ok, not great).