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Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

Cozy canyon. Worth the 7 mile hike from Bright Angel campground even without the rim trip. The Box and Ribbon Falls excellent. Water and toilets. Easy stream access. Private camp sites. Slightly cooler than BA. Watch the ravens.... They can open your zippers!

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2 Thank AMY L
Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
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Reviewed 21 September 2014 via mobile

We camped here overnight as we climbed in and out of the canyon from the south rim and loved it. Nice secluded camp sites, water, toilets and picnic tables plus decent campgrounds. 8:00pm quiet curfew good, allowed plenty of time for rest. Make sure you take e 1.2 mile hike to e waterfall just north of the camp grounds, INCREDIBLE,... More 

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4 Thank Millie R
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

We had the site with shade...pretty sure it was 10, on the right side (next site lead back off trail, and then it was the water station) most of them don't unless you are in a group. Sites are small, but you aren't traveling with a lot so not much space is needed. Nice large Cottonwood trees up the trial... More 

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Chico, CA
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Reviewed 28 January 2014

Rim to Rim in the Grand Canyon is about 24 miles, but that number, though large, is misleading because it doesn't count the elevation loss and gain, which will be more than 10,600 feet. This hike is not for the out of shape. It's not for anyone with any health issues, either, because there is no cell reception in the... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2013

Cottonwood is a small campground about 7 miles from the North Rim. It is a nice stop along the way. It is a small campground. Permit is required and it is first come, first served. Bathrooms are compost toilets (Bright Angel is actual flush toilets) and there are no running water sinks. There are 2 drinking water faucets, one by... More 

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Window Rock, AZ
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2012

We went R2R and this was our first stop coming down from the North Rim. It's near Bright Angel Creek and the trail cuts right through the campground. It has water and bathrooms. Most sites had shade with a few without. It was a good stop before heading on down to Phantom Ranch.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2011

Very small - 11 sites/1 group site. Permit needed from Backcountry Office to camp here. http://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/backcountry-permit.htm First come, first choice - some sites near the Bright Angel Creek, some sites with shade. Site comes with a picnic table, metal boxes for food protection and T-pole to hang backpacks from. Pit toilets, drinking water available (seasonal), ranger station (seasonal) with day-use... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2010

Cottonwood Campground is located down in the Grand Canyon on the North Kaibab Trail. From the North Rim, it takes a hike of approx. 6.8 miles, all downhill. You need a permit to stay at this campground site. We made the trip in June when it would be 100 degrees F. down in the Canyon during the day and 75... More 

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Address: 16.6 miles from the Bright Angel trailhead, On North Kaibab Trail, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
Region: United States > Arizona > Grand Canyon National Park
Number of rooms: 96
Also Known As:
Cottonwood Campground Hotel Grand Canyon National Park
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“No rooms available at the tiny primitive campground, and reservations/backcountry permits are required to camp.”
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