The Grand Canyon is a must-see and fortunately, there are many places to boondock that are really close to the entrance. We had the best luck finding a spot on Forest Service Road 302. The spots are well spaced out and private and if you don't find one up close the entrance, just keep going as there are spots all along the road for many miles. If you need cell service you'll want to stay toward the beginning but otherwise, there are plenty of spots hergrand-canyon-dispersed-az-boondockinge. The best part is you'll be really close to town and just outside of the South Rim entrance.
FR 302 Dispersed Camping
Location: 35.964619, -112.108658
Length We Stayed: 2 nights
Solitude: Other campers but not too close
Services:Dump and water inside the National Park with Interagency Card
Cell Coverage: none (but there are some sites that have some)
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