Travel dates :: April 18 – 21, 2016
After an exciting time in the Cottonwood, Arizona area we headed north about 2.5 hours to the GRAND CANYON! Yes, the Grand Canyon. It’s been on our list of places to visit for a long time and I was really looking forward to it.
We scored a spot at Mather Campground right inside the Grand Canyon National Park! This campground has only a few RV spots (mostly tent-only sites) and if we were any longer than 30 feet, we probably wouldn’t have fit. The sites have NO hook-ups, so it’s essentially boondocking – but you can use generators (during approved hours) and there are restrooms (no showers) available in the campground.
Our spot was a beautiful pull-through with LOTS of room for the kids to run. The minute I got out of the truck and inhaled the fresh mountain air – I knew this place was going to be a treat. It had been a LONG time since we had been up in the mountains surrounded by pine trees.
We weren’t there even five minutes before seeing our first elk – turns out there were a bunch in the campground!
The great thing about being in the Mather Campground is being so close to everything – walking distance. It’s about a mile walk (each way) to the Visitor’s Center, on a nice paved path. And it’s very short walk to laundry, grocery store, restaurant and trails.