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-Fun Facts-
*Overall, the Grand Canyon is 1,904 square miles, making it larger than the state of Rhode Island at 1,212 square miles!
*The Grand Canyon is 277 miles long and 18 miles wide at its widest point. The average depth of the canyon is around one mile deep.
*Many wildlife species call the Grand Canyon home, including 450 bird species, 91 mammal species, and 50 reptiles and amphibian species!
Where to stay?
Mather Campground  Located near Grand Canyon Village, Mather Campground offers great Grand Canyon RV camping close to all the South Rim's conveniences and hiking trails.
Desert View Campground Surrounded by piñons and juniper, this secluded Grand Canyon RV camping spot is nestled 25 miles from Grand Canyon Village but within walking distance of breathtaking Desert View Overlook.     
North Rim Campground For Grand Canyon RV camping with fewer tourists, try the North Rim Campground. Open from mid-May to mid-October; it’s an out-of-the-way alternative to the busy South Rim.
Best time to visit?
* Winter months in the Grand Canyon are gloriously cool without being too cold. Winter temperatures range from lows in the high 30F.
* Spring the weather starts to warm up as spring arrives in the Grand Canyon. Spring is also one of the dryer seasons in the Grand Canyon, with an average of eight days of rainfall. Spring is a fantastic time to try your hand at photography.
* Summer is one of the most popular times to visit Grand Canyon National Park. If you’re planning a summer trip to the canyon, prepare for large crowds!
* Fall as temperatures begin to fall in autumn, so do the number of crowds in Grand Canyon National Park and temperatures start to cool down. 
What to do? 
* Try out backcountry hiking. A great way to avoid the Grand Canyon’s heat is to try overnight backpacking below the South Rim.
* Bike along the South Rim. There are many places where you can explore with your bike in the Grand Canyon’s South Rim, including Hermit Road.
* Take a trip on a mule. Have you ever ridden a mule before? Now’s your chance! Visit the South Rim and enjoy the Canyon Vistas ride.    
To see where you could visit Grand Canyon National Park as part of a longer trip, please see our fantastic Tourbook with 33 suggested itineraries here. For more information and how to book, contact your tour operator or travel agent.

 

Posted by: Cruise America & Canada RV Rentals Inc
Posted on: 14/05/2021

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