RVing through the Southwest is one of the greatest road trips you can take. When traveling through Arizona you can see the only place on Earth where Saguaro Cacti grow. You can head over to the Grand Canyon and take in one of the greatest wonders of the world. In New Mexico, you can eat some of the best Mexican food while enjoying the sunset over Santa Fe. There are some incredible RV campsites in the Southwest that you shouldn't miss.
Best RV Campsites in the Southwest
One thing I love about the southwest is all the red rocks. I grew up in Florida so I'm fascinated by them. I like visiting the dessert I just don't think I could live there! So if you love visiting like I do, you won't want to miss these campgrounds.
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North Rim Campground at the Grand Canyon
You can not go wrong with reserving a space at the North Rim Campground at the Grand Canyon, National Park Service campsite. This campsite is just two miles from where you take the path down a very difficult 14.2-mile trail at Bright Angel Point. It only costs $18 to reserve a spot and $20 to get into the National Park.
This campground has some of the best views of the incredible sunset that has made Arizona famous. Now, I am born and raised in Arizona, so I may be biased, but the sunsets in Arizona are to beat.
Related: The Ultimate Guide to The National Park Service Junior Ranger Program
Another option is this one in the Kaibab National Forest that's free! I mean really you can't beat camping at the Grand Canyon for free!
Cave Springs Campground, Sedona
Located just outside Sedona Arizona in Red Rock country is Cave Springs Campground. Located near Slide Rock State Park, which is an amazing place to relax and swim or take in the famous red rocks.
This campground is located in the Oak Creek Canyon and surrounded by all the famous red rocks and is perfectly shaded.
Related: Top 12 Best Things to do in Sedona Arizona
Camping Near Moab, UT
One of the most beautiful places to visit in the Southwest is in Moab, Utah. When visiting, check out the Dead Horse Point State Park. This campground is 2,000 feet above the Colorado River and has some of the most amazing panoramic views of Canyonlands National Park.
You just can't beat seeing these desert buttes and pinnacles. This campground has great WiFi, can accommodate big rigs, and is an excellent spot to stay so that you can go out and experience the wonders of Moab
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Camping Near Santa Fe, NM
You have a few choices when camping near Santa Fe and this really is going to be determined in what you like in a campground. You can't go wrong if you like rustic and being in the middle of the forest, you should camp out in the National Forest.
You get the best prices when camping in any National Forest, but you generally lack in amenities such as potable water, showers, or RV hookups. If you want a full hookup site, check out the Santa Fe KOA.
Related: 83 Free Things to do in Las Vegas NV
Arch Rock Campground, Valley of Fire State Park, NV
One of only 2 campgrounds in the Valley of Fire State Park. Right near hiking, and a great area for stargazing. Make sure you do their Petroglyph hike as well.
While you are in the Las Vegas area make sure to check out the Las Vegas Pogo Pass to save on local attractions!
Cathedral Gorge Camp, Cathedral Gorge State Park, NV
The Cathedral Gorge Campground is just breathtaking. It's perfect for photographers and makes for a great Instagram photo opp.
Related: Our Roaming Hearts Camping Calendar
City of Rocks State Park, NM
Created from a Volcano, these rocks create a mini-city that really is something to take in. City of Rocks State Park has rocks as high at 40 feet tall and winding path in and out of them. This makes for some great photo ops.
Do you have a park that didn't make the list that you consider one of the best RV Campsites in the Southwest? Let me know in the comments below.
Saturday 26th of March 2022
Hovenweep National Monument on the Utah/Colorado State line has a really cool campground. It has ruins, trails, fantastic canyon views, and nice tent sites. It's beautiful out there! I would definitely stay there again. We loved it!