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We were going to hang around the South Rim just a little longer, but friendly Officer Barnes stopped last night to remind us we'd been there 14 days (17, but it's rude to correct a fire service man). Today was moving day.
The distance between the North and South rims of the Grand Canyon is ten miles.* Driving time is five hours. How the crow flies is not how the Duck rolls.
First, let me tell you how to get to a great South Rim campsite:
Take 64 toward the South Rim
Go through Tusayan
Pass the ranger station (or pull in and pick up a southern Kaibab NF map)
Next left is Forest Road 326.* [Annie says it's 328]
Follow it 0.7 miles; (pass Apache Stables)
On your left is a fire road; take it, then pull into the sweet campsite loop on the left. You'll see it easily from 326(8).
There are other nice spots. The Kaibab is shot through with Forest Service and fire roads you can camp along. This just happens to be a great site for big rigs.
You're very close to Tusayan, and very close to the Park's south entrance.
If you prefer to pay lots of money to camp, there is a campground in Tusayan called Camper Village. You get a view of the dump station and the back of the General Store. You can tent camp for $20/night (showers are extra), or bring your RV for $50 or $55/night. Filling your tanks with water and emptying them of other stuff is extra.
Here we go!
Coming down off the rim is a temperature shock. We've been at 6500 feet and above since May, and this hurt.
I always wondered why Denver is called the Mile-High City. I mean, lots of cities are high. I finally understood this summer when I saw its elevation sign: 5280 feet.
I always wondered why the Mile-High Club was called that. Do you join in Denver? I'm not in that club because I've never been to Denver, I guess.*