8 of the Best Glamping Campgrounds in Grand Canyon

View of the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon has the most stunning views in the world with dizzying cliffs and dazzling rock formations. It has almost 4.5 million annual visitors each year who come to take in the vast beauty. You can truly cherish the peaceful environment around the place if you are camping. This way you will be able to catch the amazing light of the sunset and sunrise against the rock cliffs.

However, you don’t have to have to give up any comforts to explore the Grand Canyon. There are plenty of glamping options that you can go for so that you have a great time at the destination. You no longer have to worry about hygiene and restless nights with glamping campgrounds. There are plenty of comfortable options to choose from including RVs, luxury tents, cabins, tree houses, and more.

RV

RV trailers are really popular at the Grand Canyon since there aren’t many facilities in the area. With an RV, you have a private bathroom, kitchenette, and sleeping area all to yourself. In many modern RVs, you can even get satellite TV, air conditioning, water heaters, and a lot of other amenities. This ensures that your stay is comfortable for the whole family.

North Rim Campground
RV trailer

The North Rim Campground is a famous glamping spot in northern Arizona. It is located on a less populated and rustic area of the Grand Canyon which has plenty of hiking trails, wildlife, and astonishing views of the Seventh Wonder of the World. The facility has been built at a high altitude of 8,200 ft. IT has pleasant summer temperatures and even some afternoon rains. You may even find some snow in mid-May and mid-October.

Each campsite has picnic tables that you can comfortably dine on in the fresh, open air. There are campfire rings with cooking grills to make a hot meal on. Drinking water spigots are placed throughout the campground so you can have fresh, clean water. There are laundry and showers on the campground in walking distance from each campsite. You can have a nice meal in the Grand Canyon Lodge dining room or deli. A general store, gift shop and post office are also operational from May 15th to October 15th. You can also go to the nearest town called Jacob Lake, which is roughly 41 miles away. There are also medical facilities and full-service grocery stores in nearby cities.

North Rim Campground is home to large Ponderosa pines and aspens that look lovely in early fall when they turn golden-yellow. It also borders a side canyon that drains into the main Grand Canyon called the Transept Canyon, which provides absolutely stunning views. The Kaibab Plateau, which the campground is built on, offers many unique species of animals. The tassel-eared Kaibab squirrel can only be found here. The hiking trail along the Transept Trail will ensure some amazing views of the sunset since red, orange, yellow, and violet the reflect on the rock formations in the canyon.

Mather Campground

Mather Campground

The Mather Campground is located at the South Rim location of the Grand Canyon. The campground gives guests straight access to one of the most inspiring landscapes in the world. Since the glamping site is quite large, it has the ability to accommodate a good level of comfort. It is the only campground built right within the Grand Canyon village and gives direct access to scenic overlooks.

The park has a free shuttle bus system that takes guests to nearby hiking and biking trails in the area, as well as the Visitor Center and general store. The campground is built at an elevation of 7,000 ft. The summers in the park can be really hot and there are some thunderstorms in July, August, and September. The spring and fall seasons are mostly cool and sunny, with the occasional snowfall.

The Mather Campground has 372 campsites and you can use any of them at your leisure. Each campsite gives guests access to a parking space, room for three tents, campfire rings with a cooking grate, picnic table and more. There are flushing toilets and plenty of cool drinking water spigots built throughout the glamping campsite. There is also a free dump station for the RVs. The Trailer Village accommodates even larger RVs.

The campground is built beneath beautiful pinyon, juniper, and ponderosa pine trees, which give off an amazing scent and ample shade. The canyon looks absolutely spectacular and you can even see the amazing Colorado River flowing through the canyon. There is plenty of wildlife in the national park including mule deer, songbirds, elk, the endangered California condor, and more. You can also visit the Yavapai Geology Museum, via the bus shuttle, to learn more about the unique rock formations of the Grand Canyon.

There are also plenty of paved biking and walking trails that have the most gorgeous scenic routes. The Rim Trail runs along 14 miles along the canyon and leashed pets are also allowed on it. Other trails include the South Kaibab and Bright Angel which descend into the canyon. Overnight mules are available for riding trips into the canyon.  You can go for star gazing, horse riding, photography, hiking, and more.

The DeMotte CampgroundParked RV at The DeMotte Campground

The DeMotte Campground is located just five miles from the North Rim Entrance in the beautiful North Kaibab Ranger District. It is right next to a stunning grassy meadow and built on an elevation of 8,760 feet. The evenings and nights become quite cool due to the height.

The campground has 38 campsites that have cooking grills and tables included for hot meals. The campsite can accommodate trailers and small motor homes with ease, but not large RVs. They have drinking water available as well. The campsite has accessible vault toilets that you can use, as well as trash collection facilities. You can even take advantage of the tent pads if you feel like it.

The campground is home to all sorts of wildlife that are native to the Kaibab national park including the tassel-eared Kaibab squirrel and many bird species. You can also enjoy the hiking trails that take you through the spruce-fir and pine forests, as well as the wondrous views of the Grand Canyon.

 Luxury Tents

Luxury tents are all the rage now since they allow users to explore any area, no matter how remote, without giving up some basic comforts. Luxury tents are often made with heavy canvas to protect the residents and are fitted with every amenity that you may need. This can include running water, electricity, kitchen equipment, full sized beds, and more.

Zion Luxury CampingBeautiful Luxury Tents in Grand Canyon

The Zion Luxury Camping features amazing mountain views right from its private patio. There is a barbecue available on the site where you can make delicious hot meals, as well as a grill. There is a fire pit made near the tent where you can sit and enjoy a bonfire under the night sky. The campsite also has a table built next to the tent where you can dine comfortably with your family. The amazing views will surely make the experience worthwhile. The shared bathrooms have been renovated recently and are maintained daily.

Under Canvas Grand CanyonUnder Canvas luxury tents

The Deluxe tent by Under Canvas Grand Canyon is an amazing facility. It is 25 minutes away from the South Rim entrance of the stunning Grand Canyon National Park. The campsite is located in 160 acres of private juniper and piñon forest where you can rest comfortably. The campsite has been inspired by safari tents that allow for an authentic experience. However, it has all the modern comforts you may need to ensure that you have the best time possible.

The Deluxe tent of the glamping campsite has a private ensuite bathroom, fitted with a shower, sink, and flushing toilet. There is also a wood stove in the tent to ensure that you stay toasty at night. The tent has a private deck from where you can enjoy the fresh air and night stars. It can comfortably sleep up to four people in the camp cost and luxurious King bed.

There is also plenty to do while you are at the camp. You can take some time to explore the grandeur of the canyon, as well as go on driving tours in the area. To take in the full glory of the Grand Canyon, many people also opt for the helicopter ride. You can also go horseback riding, white water rafting, mountain biking, and jeep safaris. The area also has plenty of hiking trails that you can explore at your leisure. This will definitely be an unforgettable experience for you and your loved ones.

Arizona Luxury ExpeditionsArizona Luxury Expeditions tents

The Arizona Luxury Expeditions have amazing tent accommodations that you can avail for your entire family. This one of a kind experience that you can enjoy since you get to explore the Grand Canyon in a unique way. The guests are treated with professional guide services and even delicious gourmet style meals. The spacious tents have all the amenities that you may need to feel right at home.

There are some fishing options nearby that you can go for. This will definitely be a really relaxing experience with your loved comes. Boats are also available if you want to relax on the water surface for some time. The hiking trails allow you the chance to see gorgeous views and scenic landscapes of the mountains. There is also a horse riding stable that you can go to and explore the area with.

The Grand Nomad

 The Grand Nomad luxury tent

The Grand Nomad is the perfect place to escape to since the alternative off-grid luxury tents hold the most enigmatic Grand Canyon views. The radiant starry night sky looks absolutely gorgeous and people travel far and wide to see it. The colors at sunset and sunrise also seem to make the rock formations glow red, yellow, orange, and violet. The Grand Nomad allows you an immersive trip into the Wild West adventure.

The campsite has different units for people, each built with their own dining and seating area. The cotton canvas ball tent is 211 sq ft and the property is a private land of 1-acre. The tent is made from a durable natural fiber that is perfect to stay in all seasons. It is water and weather resistance, making it one of the most comfortable facilities. The tent floor is made with PVC and has a heavy-duty zipper which allows you to roll up the walls of the tent to let the cool air in on the hot summer’s day. The door and windows of the tent let in a lot of natural light and are covered in mosquito screens to ensure that you are comfortable. There is a propane heater available for colder seasons so that you are toasty inside the tent. Everything on the site is powered by propane, batteries, or solar power since there is no running electricity in the area.

You can avail the mobile massage which can be sent to your tent. The Grand Canyon is around 50km from the luxury tents. There are also plenty of hiking trails in the area that you can use to explore the area. There are also plenty of fishing options nearby that you can avail for a relaxing afternoon.

Cabins

Cabins offer a unique rustic experience and can be built in some of the most remote places. They allow you access to really peaceful spots, as well as a secure environment to sleep in. modern cabins are fitted with comfortable beds, air conditioners, water heaters, private bathrooms, and more. This ensures that you can focus on exploring the area around you instead of worrying about restless sleep and bad hygiene.

Grand Canyon Western RanchCampers sitting around a bonfire at Grand Canyon Western Ranch.

The Grand Canyon Western Ranch offers a great location to immerse in a cowboy adventure and explore the Grand Canyon. The luxury pine cabins were built and named after writers, horses, previous owners and poets who had been at the ranch during its 120 years of existence. Each cabin at the ranch has comfortable beds with single pullouts. There are also full bathrooms with a hot shower and claw foot bathtub. The cabin has air conditioning and fireplaces to ensure that you are comfortable in any temperature.

The glamping opportunities ensure that you can have a nice vacation without any hassle. This way, you will have more time to go horseback riding or enjoy on the sunset wagon rides. The Ranch House also serves delicious hot meals including steak dinners, so you don’t have to worry about cooking while you are there.

The fresh air and earth under your feet will definitely dissolve any stress you have. The stunning views of the Grand Canyon Plateau will also be a memorable experience for you and your loved ones. The guided horseback ride allows you to ride a well-trained horse and indulge in a little champagne once you reach the Sunset Hill. If that doesn’t sound like something you want to do, you can even take a ride on the horse-drawn wagon and explore the Old Mormon Trail.

The overnight campout at the bottom of the canyon through the Joshua Tree-lined Mormon trail is also an amazing trip, especially when it ends in fresh coffee. The helicopter tours allow you a close-up view of the Eagle Point, Skywalk, and Guano Point along the Grand Canyon. At the end of the day after you are tired from all the adventure, you can snuggle around a blazing log fire and watch the millions of stars above you.

Glamping is a great way to truly enjoy nature instead of being annoyed by the discomforts that you may face. It allows you the chance to immerse yourself in truly gorgeous destinations without actually giving up the privilege of a high level of comfort that modern life has granted us.

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