It is inevitable, if you come to Arizona, to visit the Grand Canyon, but we believe that the trip would be incomplete if you do not travel through New Mexico and southern Arizona. We know you’ll want to stay longer in the area

Departure from Phoenix or Albuquerque
Duration of 8 Days
Distance of 1300 miles 2100 Kms.

The motorhome is picked up in Phoenix, Arizona. Then take Interstate 10 to Tucson, where you can enjoy 300 days of sunshine a year. It is famous for its mild climate in both spring and autumn. The summers are hot but the air is very dry and the altitude is medium. All this contributes to an ideal and pleasant climate. Stop at the Whispering Palms RV; It is small and close to the city center. 157 km to Tucson. Visit the mission of San Xavier del Bac, Old Town and the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Arizona has one of the highest concentrations of golf courses.

It’s worth spending the day in Tucson and not making much of a journey. But it is recommended to approach Benson today or tomorrow. Next to Tombstone and OK Corral. In less than an hour you can reach the Butterfield RV Resort and San Pedro Valley, surrounded by four very different mountain systems. 83 km to Benson to visit Tombstone and the OK Corral where Wyatt Earp and other “good guys” fought in a shootout with the Clantons.

Today you travel longer, but it is not more than 3 hours on Interstate 10. Stop at Tombstone if you weren’t there yesterday. On the way you pass through historic Bowie (1880 is history in this country) before crossing the Arizona border with New Mexico. Splendid peaks such as Mount Graham (3266 m) the Sierra de Doscabezas (2550 m) and the Chiricahua Mountains (2985 m). Take direction Las Cruces and Hacienda RV Resort, a short distance from Old Mesilla (place frequented by Billy el Niño). Good shops and restaurants. 372 km to Las Cruces. Visit the ghost town of the Steins railway and Billy the Kid’s Shakespeare bar.

You’re just minutes from downtown Las Cruces, New Mexico’s second city: theaters, museums, fine dining, and friendly Southern hospitality. More information on the website, before starting a 4-hour tour to the state capital, Albuquerque. On the way you can stop at Truth or Consequence to find out why the old Hot Springs took that name. It has historic hot springs. It follows American RV Park, the first in the ratings in the United States. If the visit is going to coincide with the days 2 to 9 October, book WELL IN ADVANCE, because the famous hot air balloon festival is celebrated. 380km to Albuquerque. Visit Socorro and the old mission of San Miguel, at the foot of Mount South Baldy.

About five hours drive on Interstate 40. It is worth stopping along the way in the Petrified Forest, between Chambers and Holbrook and continue through the Cocino National Forest to reach the J&H RV Park. 500 km to Flaggstaff, Visit Sandia Peak, the largest cable car in the world.

Today it all comes down to enjoying nature. From the Mather Campground, on the southern edge of Grand Canyon Park, the day is dedicated to touring with the view and with amazement this unique landscape in the world. Never mind that the campsite lacks water and electricity, although there are coin-operated showers and toilets. 153 km to Grand Canyon National Park.

Before heading south, it’s worth visiting the Grand Canyon Railroad headquarters in Williams. Recommended stop in Sedona on the way to Deadwood and its Dead Horse National Park. Curious name and also curious origin. The campsite has more than 100 places available in order of arrival although they can be booked a couple of days in advance. If it’s full, there are several more campsites to book in Sedona. 246 km to Dead Horse Ranch National Park. Before arriving in Cottonwood, visit the Oak Creek Canyon. 198 km to Mesa, for return of the vehicle.

Return to the base to return the motorhome and end of the trip