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stew47

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Posted: 11/28/21 09:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hello everyone. I put in my vacation days. June 10-July 1 I have off. The goal is see Grand Canyon. Never been there. Son would like couple days in Phoenix. I’d also like to head to California. I grew up in Goleta and would like to show my boys where I grew up. I know it’s pretty ambitious and if time or price of gas nixes California then maybe year after we can fly to west coast for a week. What’s everyone’s thoughts on routes from ne Ohio and what would you stop and see along the way ?

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If you haven't already reserved a campsite at the Grand Canyon National Park, I would do it today! I would recommend Trailer Village RV Park - South Rim. It has full hook ups and is right on the parks shuttle routes which you can ride to see all the sites.
Also, if you're planning to take a mule ride down into the canyon, book it today as well. The mule rides are well worth it.
The park and its attractions sell out fast!


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No need to reserve a campsite in or near GC. LOTS of USFS boondocking sites near Tusayan and further away around Williams. Dumps and fresh water are more of a challenge. With a federal park pass you can enter GCNP and use the no cost dump and get water. I’ve never found a no cost dump and fill in Williams but for $10 you can.


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If you boondock, then there are many excellent boondocking spots in the surrounding National Forest. We were about 5 miles from the south entry station and spent 5 days in the NF on the south rim. Had a very good time last April. The North Rim is the same, many boondocking spots but much farther out.


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Phoenix in June? Hmmmmm. Drag those boys to a few "Ghost Towns" in AZ. There plenty of them. I usually stay at Cave Creek Reginal Park when I visit Phoenix. It's on the north end, away from all the traffic and noise.

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jdc1 wrote:

Phoenix in June? Hmmmmm. Drag those boys to a few "Ghost Towns" in AZ. There plenty of them. I usually stay at Cave Creek Reginal Park when I visit Phoenix. It's on the north end, away from all the traffic and noise.


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stew47 wrote:

jdc1 wrote:

Phoenix in June? Hmmmmm. Drag those boys to a few "Ghost Towns" in AZ. There plenty of them. I usually stay at Cave Creek Reginal Park when I visit Phoenix. It's on the north end, away from all the traffic and noise.


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Williams is 60 miles one way from the GC. Any money saved on free camping will be spent in fuel costs and dump fees if you stay there.

Make your reservations at trailer village as soon as they finalize.

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Boondocking is wonderful -- but not in hot weather. I think the South Rim area will be pretty hot in June. So I would recommend hookups. But that is just me -- other folks boondock in the heat, with no apparent ill effects.

If you want cool boondocking, maybe think about the North Rim? Let us know if that is an option for you, and we'll post some links.


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bgum wrote:

Williams is 60 miles one way from the GC. Any money saved on free camping will be spent in fuel costs and dump fees if you stay there.

Make your reservations at trailer village as soon as they finalize.


Who has been talking about Williams? The national Forest is all around the south rim and our Boondocking spot was a few miles from the south entry station and closer yet to that town.

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