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Coconino Rim Road
4.7 (16 reviews)
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Remember to enjoy these campgrounds in a sustainable, respectful way. Clean up after yourself, be friendly with others, and don't overstay your welcome :)
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35.962418, -111.964494
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jan
1.76"
42.9°
12.4°
feb
1.19"
46°
16.4°
mar
1.64"
53°
20.6°
apr
0.96"
60.5°
24.1°
may
0.49"
70.4°
30.4°
jun
0.31"
81.6°
36.3°
jul
1.78"
84.2°
46.8°
aug
2.37"
81.8°
47.1°
sep
1.58"
75.9°
38.8°
oct
1.54"
64.5°
28.4°
nov
1.04"
52.4°
19.3°
dec
1.51"
43.8°
12.5°
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Crowdedness
You can see others, but they're 50+ feet away
Fullness
Three quarters of spots are open
Noise
Rare man-made noise (trains, cars, etc...)
Shade
Mostly shaded, but still some spots with sunlight
Cleanliness
A few trash spottings
Safety
Very safe
Road difficulty
Take it a little slow, but any vehicle should be fine
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kayleecovington3
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Sep 2021
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mayadiaz
3
Jun 2021
Shut down for camping

The entire Kaibab National Forest is shut down for fire restrictions so no camping is allowed (as of June 23, 2021

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streamers
2
May 2021
So relaxing and close to GC Rim

We stayed here on Wednesday and Thursday night. Nobody was there on Wednesday but Thursday night it started filling up. The road is super rough for a portion of it so it takes about 20 minutes to the rim. There was a good amount of shade and the weather was really nice at the middle of may.

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1marlene
5
May 2021
Amazing!

Loved this spot...tons of spots and easy to maintain privacy! We were here on a Saturday night, still quiet with a lot of space to be had. Don't let the road comments deter you. We have a Roadtrek and navigated without difficulty, just take it slow!

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anstorm
5
Apr 2021
Beautiful woodsy spot

Absolutely loved this spot. Four camping areas with 10-20 spots in each. Road can be a little bumpy but not too bad just watch for pot holes. Gets very crowded on the weekends with loud, inconsiderate and litter prone people. Beautiful, quiet spot on weekdays. Lots of litter blown around.

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anstorm
5
Apr 2021
Want to stay forever!!

This little gem was perfect except for the washboard road that reduced our speed to 5mph. We went down about two miles and found an almost never ending road with many great spots for a small camper! Never saw or heard a soul and it was beautiful!! Only twenty min from the GCNP.

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frehan
91
Apr 2021
Wonderful and practically in GC

It's very quiet here with amazing cell/internet reception. Tons and tons of spaces. The road is pretty bumpy but gets better once you pass the cattle guard. Once you pass the cattle guard you're free to camp. We drove down to the watchtower to be near the toilet. There hasn't been any TP so bring some just in case. There's also trash service. Also one thing I didn't know is the grand canyon has water fill stations (for small bottles mainly). No need to go through any entrance stations to get into GC when you camp here (after you've already paid or shown your pass at least once, of course). It's been really wonderful! I think a lot of people don't know about it because there is a no camping sign on the way in, but as others have said, that's only for the NP.

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wabisabi
11
Apr 2021
Free and Private Camping close to the South Rim

When you pull off E Rim Drive, the road which is Coconino is called something else but don’t remember. On the right you will see a sign that says no camping. That’s only for the national park. Don’t get deterred. Proceed down the road for maybe three minutes and then you will enter the National Forest. On the right there will be a lot of dispersed camping options with visible fire pits. The further you go, the more space there is. There are probably 30 site within the first couple miles. Spent a few great nights here.

Enjoy.

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smilemaker
1
Apr 2021
Great spot!

Nearly inside GCNP this dispersed camping area is a little secret! The FS road loops through so you can technically enter GCNP without going through the main entrance (a two hour line of traffic yesterday). We waited in line and did our hike but were two hours behind schedule due to the line. No problem! Plenty of free camping right here! NP campground was full btw. No facilities at all. Fire rings present. Pot holed road.

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smilemaker
1
Apr 2021
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mwayneg
3
Dec 2020
Great spot with a ton of sites

Several hiking trails nearby with nice views of the canyon. Also, a composting toilet in the area near the watchtower.

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mwayneg
3
Dec 2020
Great spot with a ton of sites

Several hiking trails nearby with nice views of the canyon. Also, a composting toilet in the area near the watchtower.

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likevin423
3
Nov 2020
Wide open spaces, within 20 minutes of south rim.

Fantastic campsite within the national forest.

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odgiivm
6
Feb 2020
Best spot for Boondocking inside Grand Canyon!

This place is legit. Limited to 14 days of camping. No fresh water no dump! Leave no trace! If you have 4x4 then you can go further for some more beautiful spots. I've came here with 24ft RV and it did just fine. Road was little muddy.

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laurawingfield
161
Jan 2020
Free Camping in Grand Canyon National Park

Can't get much better than this! If you are looking for a way to spend extended time in Grand Canyon, without spending tons on the campgrounds, this road is for you. There are sites all up and down, a historic watch tower (you can climb the ladder, but the hatchdoor is locked on the top), and further down the road is a beautiful pond. There's lots of wildlife around! All the sites are flat and great for any kind of camping, although, I would caution on hammocks. Many National Parks don't allow hammock hanging in the parks, and although this is technically Forest Service, I would strongly advise against it, and did not see any other hammocks around. By the tower is access to the Arizona Trail, with interpretive signs and a nature trail. Further down the road, you'll encounter a turn off for historic Hull Cabin, two miles away. Remember to leave no trace, and pack out, what you pack in!

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bighogrv
5
Nov 2019
Boondocking

Ok for RVs. Just a place to sleep. No facilities

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claired
24
Apr 2019
Kaibab National Forest free camping, FR310

Free camping along FR 310 just outside Grand Canyon park. Lots of people here, just drive down until you find a spot, preferably that's already been used. Many existing fire rings. Good flat spots. Consider getting a forest service map to check that camping is ok, but even without you should be fine following what others are doing. There's a toilet at the Grandview lookout/AZ trail.

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