Grand Canyon in November?
Replies: 16 - Last Post: Oct 7, 2012 12:08 AM Last Post By: jlm09
Oct 6, 2012 10:24 PM
15#14, it's usually more effective (not to mention more polite), to start a new thread, but because your question is so limited in scope, I go ahead and get it here.
Do you mean car-based camping on the rim, or backcountry hiking and camping below the rim?
You shouldn't have any trouble getting a campsite in one of the rim campgrounds, especially during the week.
November is a generally slow-ish month in the backcountry, with the highest use on weekends. Although campsites in the most popular and developed campsites may be full on weekend nights, you should find open spots just about everywhere on weekdays, and somewhere should be open for a solo or small group hiker over the weekends. HOWEVER, all bets are off over the Thanksgiving holiday starting Nov. 22. This is a major long weekend and most backcountry sites will be booked (I myself will be in the Canyon that weekend).
For the full run-down on the details of the walk-in process, see this site:
FYI, you still have plenty of time to get an advance permit - I suggest doing it that way?
If you have a bunch more questions, feel free to PM or start a new thread.
Oct 7, 2012 12:08 AM
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