Adventure Camping

Camping in the Grand Canyon

9:49 AMNichole DuPont

My husband and I were invited to a friends wedding in Arizona. As soon as I knew we were flying out to help celebrate the beautiful couple I literally jumped up and yelled "ROAD TRIP TO THE GRAND CANYON!" I've always wanted to see the beautiful and well known national park for years. After we got our plane tickets for Arizona I started planning the trip.

At first I started checking out lodges and places to stay inside the national park. I wanted to be as close as possible to the canyon but as soon as I saw the prices and that it was booked up I was extremely sad. Don't worry though it worked out at the end!!

My dad informed me of the camp sites they have in the national park. He's been their twice already so I chatted with him about things to do and see. He told me about Mather Camp grounds and how it's close to a couple stores and the lookout points. I took his advice and picked out a spot on the Mather campground website. We were able to fit two sleeping bags, a tent and other things into a checked bag. Then we brought two carry on backpacks. It was perfect! 

We arrived in Arizona and checked into our hotel. We spent the weekend with good friends, watched a beautiful ceremony and danced the night away. On Monday morning it was time to pick up our rental car and start our road trip to the Grand Canyon!!! We were driving from Chandler (Southeast of Phoenix) to the National park, which was only a 3 hour and 40 minute drive. 

I was in awe of all the cacti and landscape the whole way up to the National park. We finally arrived to the Grand Canyon and found our way to the Mather Campgrounds. We raced to put up our tent and drove to the Mather view point to catch the sunset. 

There were no words to really describe how amazing it was to see the Grand Canyon for the first time. The views were breathtaking as you can see in the pictures. We watched everyone gather together at the look out point. They all had their cameras ready so they could capture that perfect sunset picture. What they didn't know was that I was taking a picture of all of them! 

The sun was almost gone and so we decided to head back to the camp site to start a fire and watch the stars come out. It was the end of a perfect day and the beginning of an adventurous week. 

Don't miss out on my next post when I give you the official tour of the campsite and some four legged friends that decided to visit us.

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  1. It is stunning :)

    Bisous from France :)

  2. The view looks breath taking, I'll be going to Arizona hopefully this summer. Thanks for sharing this


    1. You'll love it Hilary!! Check out my next post that i'll have up soon, I go into more detail about the South Rim of the Grand Canyon!

      -The Southern Adventurer


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