North Rim Campground - Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
At 8,200 feet on the Kaibab Plateau and under a shade of ponderosa pines and aspens, this 90-site campground feels unlike anything you might find on the more popular South Rim, which receives 90% of the Grand Canyon National Park's visitor traffic. Up here, the weather's cooler, the amenities fewer and farther between and the vibe more intimate and insider-only. Best of all, unlike the South Rim's major campgrounds, this one actually offers campsites with direct canyon views: Sites 11, 14, 15, 16 and 18 overlook the Transept Canyon, well worth the small fee you'll pay for the premium location. $18-25/night, reservations can be made May 15 to October 15 at recreation.gov, walk-in October 16 to October 31.
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