Nestled along historic Route 66 near Peach Springs, Arizona, lies an off-the-beaten-path gem that boasts an underground trifecta: a cavern suite, grotto restaurant, and tour company. Grand Canyon Caverns remains one of the most unique tourist destinations in North America. It’s not only home to the largest dry cavern in the U.S., but this classic roadside attraction features a spacious dining room…that happens to be 21 stories below the earth’s surface. This multi-purpose crowd-pleaser sits on 800 acres of semi-arid backcountry, where travelers will discover a bevy of antique cars, an oversized T-Rex, a gas station, a gift shop, 48 vintage (and themed) hotel rooms, and, of course, idyllic Grand Canyon RV camping.
The RV lifestyle has never been more alluring than it is today—a time when life on the open road unquestionably trumps hours upon hours spent cramped in a stuffy office or a classroom. Our spacious, all-natural Grand Canyon RV camping remains a massive draw for those who are simply motoring along Route 66 or those traveling to and from Havasu Falls or the park’s southern rim. Grand Canyon Caverns’ 800-acre outland property tenders 48 individual RV sites, all of which feature water and electricity. Guests have swift access to private toilets and hot showers, of course.
But the real reason that RVers cannot resist the allure of this backland respite is the property’s sprawling acreage, which includes a swimming pool, mini-golf course, fire pits, and miles upon miles of hiking trails. Oh, and the sunsets, which subtly dip below the west-facing mountains, are spellbinding (and quite photogenic). Lastly, our Grand Canyon RV camping is heavily treed, unlike most nearby outposts. These tall, well-kept beauties provide ample shade during those particularly warm summer afternoons. Campers often marvel at the post-dusk skyline, where comets and shooting stars are a regular occurrence.
As mentioned above, we’re home to the largest dry cavern in the U.S., hidden 200-plus feet below the earth’s surface. With zero humidity and an idyllic 56 degrees, a trek through the cavern is a must, regardless of the season. We offer five unique cave tours, ranging from the classic “Chapel of the Ages” exploratory tour to the one-hour ghost walk and the lengthy caving expedition en route to the “mystery room.” Hungry travelers will also discover one of the only underground restaurants in the American Southwest—an all-you-can-eat, buffet-style experience that includes a bevy of entree choices, a salad bar, two drinks, and our famous dessert. Reservations (928-422-3223) are greatly encouraged.
To learn more about Grand Canyon Caverns, one of the top-rated RV parks near the Grand Canyon, please like us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Our classic Grand Canyon motel still has ample availability in the coming months! However, we’re expecting our largest crowds ever this winter due to COVID-19. Thus, while Grand Canyon RV camping reservations are not required, we highly recommend planning ahead by booking online.