Camping on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon

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Frankly, there's a lot of rim. The aptly named Grand Canyon is vast, with many smaller canyons that branch off for miles in every direction. While much of it is located in the National Park, there are still scenic places to enjoy in the remote corners of Arizona's BLM land.

This dispersed campsite offers breathtaking views of the canyons to the east. Since it's on BLM, this site requires no fee or permit, making it an ideal off-grid escape. Be prepared with extra gas, food, and water since amenities are nonexistent for 50 to 100 miles. Access requires a stock four-wheel drive, and larger vehicles might incur scratches where vegetation is dense.

The campsite features a stone fire ring and has enough space for one or two vehicles. It’s not very flat but offers incredible views, flanked by juniper trees and desert scrub for excellent privacy.

Enjoy the serene beauty and seclusion with no cell service to interrupt the experience. This site is perfect for those seeking a true backcountry adventure with stunning canyon views. These photos were taken in September as a storm was rolling through at sunset. The colors were real!

Always tread lightly, leave no trace, respect the wishes of landowners, and leave campsites cleaner than you found them. Be the very best steward of our public spaces that you can possibly be so that they remain public.

Status – OPEN

We’ve been here in-person, but it might have been a while. To our knowledge, this spot is currently open and accessible, but that can easily change, so always have a back-up plan!

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