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25 Miles east of Grand Canyon Village, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
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Desert View Campground
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Leuven, Belgium
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

This campground was perfect. It's a 30 minute drive to the main entrance of the canyon park, but don't let that deter you. There is a bathroom and a sink to do your dishes, but for showers and wifi you'll have to go to the main campground. There is also no lighting, which is a good thing for stargazing. Just... More

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Nashville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

Just what we wanted--a quiet low-key night together before an early morning hike. We got there at about noon on a Friday and it filled up pretty soon thereafter. It had everything we needed--bathrooms, fire ring, table, general store around the corner. Easy to check in and set up. All sites are great. If you want something busier then Mather... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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65 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

We got a great spot upon arrival at 11am. I know it filled up within a couple of hours afterwards & for great reason. It was a perfect spot for our Canyon visit & we were happy with our choice to stay here rather than Mather. We loved the seclusion from the busy-ness of the park. Keep in mind if... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

My friend and I took a risk and came to the Grand Canyon on a weekend in early June and somehow managed to avoid a bulk of the crowds. Mather Campground was crazy busy, and I'm so glad we didn't even try and camp there and went straight for Desert View. The campsites in NE corner were, in our opinion,... More

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15 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Not as crouded as the Mather campground, it's a wonderful place to stay. Restrooms were clean, enough space for one or more tents, enough shade, picknick table, fire pit, a bit of privacy if needed, some really great viewpoints nearby, ... However, there are no showers so you have to drive up to the mather campground. It's everything you can... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

I don't generally like car camping but this place has lots of privacy options. Many sites have their own little drive and the outside rim boarders national forest land. I think we stayed in site 41. We quickly found a walking path and followed it to one of the best views of the Canyon we found anywhere. It felt like... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012 via mobile

This is a great place to camp, away from the hustle and bustle of the Grand Canyon Village. We came in from the east entrance at 8pm and were lucky to get a site (there were just three spaces left). We pitched the tent and walked a shirt distance to the most beautiful sunset view of the canyon. It was... More

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Northern Virginia
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155 reviews 155 reviews
36 hotel reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

Right next to the little used East Entrance to the Grand Canyon, this little hideaway is a perfect campground if you want to avoid crowds. About half of the 50 sites are on the outside of the drive, which means you face the park lands and not your neighbors. With only 50 sites, the campground is much quieter than Mather... More

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San Francisco, California
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15 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2011

Mather campground was full, so we ended up here. It turned out to be a fantastic place. We arrived on a Friday afternoon and had a lot of nice sites to choose from. My husband had previously stayed at Mather and said Desert View was far superior. It's very peaceful at night. Be sure to pack warm clothes because the... More

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Kentwood, Louisiana
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25 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2011 via mobile

Great campsite area close to the Desert View overlook. Nice place to basecamp for day excursions or to prepare for a canyon trek (as we were). Hope I get to return there one day.

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Also Known As:
Desert View Campground Hotel
Desert View Campground Hotel Grand Canyon National Park
Address: 25 Miles east of Grand Canyon Village, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
Location: United States > Arizona > Grand Canyon National Park
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 21 Specialty lodging in Grand Canyon National Park
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Offers 50 campsites with bathroom facilities. ... more   less 

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