Ten X Campground
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Nice, but rustic Sep 01, 2013
Ten-X campground is located in the Kaibab National Forest, a few miles south of the main entrance to Grand Canyon National Park. It is a large campground with 70 sites, but the sites are far apart so you don't feel like you are on top of your neighbors. Some sites are for RVs, some are drive in, and some are walk in. You can even reserve sites now, apparently a recent change. As I got there after dark, I actually ended up with the last available site. The campground host was very friendly and helpful. He knew what sites were available and could direct me there so I didn't need to circle and hope to find something.
My site was walk in. There are a few paved loops with well marked signs. The campground is self register and you pay (in cash) at the map at the entrance. My site was $10. There are no electrical sites, and they only have vault toilets. There was plenty of toilet paper, but no hand sanitizer. I parked up on the wide spot on the road and had a short walk down a little hill to the site. The tent pad was located under a pine tree, with a solid concrete picnic table and a fire ring. The campground was quiet and had spectacular views of the night sky. There was a little bit of highway noise, but not too bad. Most people were up early, but the campground was still quiet early in the morning. The area is a little higher in elevation, so it was pretty cool at night, even in late summer. There were no bugs - apparently Arizona doesn't have mosquitoes…
This was a great place to camp. Close to Grand Canyon National Park, but cheaper than the campgrounds within the park. It was also probably quieter, as many families choose to stay in campgrounds with electricity and running water. If you don't mind roughing it a little, this is a great option for camping. I would probably recommend either reservations or getting there early in the day during summer. Also, this campground is only open May 1 - September 30, depending on weather (snowfall and road access).
Part of the Mostly Utah National Parks - 2013 travel blog
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