Van Camping Journey from Vegas to Phoenix - Native Campervans

Van Camping Journey from Vegas to Phoenix

Vegas to Phoenix campervan rental

Our new Phoenix Campervan Rental location is now in full swing, meaning there are boundless opportunities for making unforgettable memories. If you are looking for a fresh kind of adventure, why not try a one-way trip? One-way road trips promise new vistas at every turn, ensuring you never tread the same road twice. The moment has arrived to explore the wonders of Arizona, leaving our Las Vegas office. A mere 7-hour drive separates you from a tapestry of breathtaking destinations. Follow this itinerary and gear up for an epic road trip. Whether you’re eager to experience the journey in a whirlwind weekend or savor it leisurely over a week, we’re here to introduce you to the region’s most captivating gems.

Stop 1: Lake Mead

Things to do:

Stand Up Paddle Board – Lake Mead boasts over 750 miles of shoreline and an endless array of aquatic activities. Stand-up paddleboarding is a great way to take it easy and enjoy the scenery. You can rent a paddleboard through the marina. Make sure to read up on the weather prior to your trip, for it may affect rentals. Don’t forget a lifevest! 

Fishing –  Another fantastic way to immerse yourself in Lake Mead’s beauty is to cast a line into its pristine waters. There are numerous fishing spots around the lake. You are able to rent gear or bring your own! You can learn more about the types of fishing and bait here.

Hiking – There are a multitude of hikes to try in and around Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Here are a few to try:
Easy: Fisherman’s – 1.8 miles 
Moderate: Lake View – 2.2 miles
Strenuous: Goldstrike Canyon – 4.7 miles 

Where to camp:

Government Wash: This spot sits near the waterfront and is a great spot to enjoy the stars. This spot has all the amenities for comfortable camping. This spot does require reservations. 
Boulder Beach Campground: This campground is a short drive from Vegas and right next to the shoreline. It’s a popular destination, so make sure you make your reservation early! 

Stop 2: Kaibab National Forest

Things to do:

Picnicking – After a long day of riding, it’s wonderful to sit down at a picnic table and enjoy a delicious lunch with a view. Kaibab has plenty of picnic tables you can relax at while you soak up the sun.

Horseback riding – If you want to explore the forest but are also looking for something more calm, you can take a horseback ride tour. Tours last around one hour and guide you through the beautiful trails of Kaibab. 

Mountain Biking – The mountain biking in Kaibab National Forest and around Arizona ranges from greens to double blacks, 5 miles, up to 50. There is no shortage of epic spots to ride. If you don’t have your own bike, there are shops where you can rent, like Grand Canyon Bikes.

Where to camp:

Forest Service Road 302 Dispersed – Kaibab National Forest is full of free dispersed camping sites, all near or inside the park. This spot is a great pull-off for a night or two of relaxation. 
FR 306 Dispersed Camping – This is another great spot for free dispersed camping. You’ll have plenty of privacy and room to park to enjoy a night under the stars.
Mather Campground – If you’re looking for a campground with more amenities, this is a great option. Reservations are required, and there is a nightly fee. 

Stop 3: Flagstaff

Things to do:

Winter Fun – Flagstaff is beautiful all year round, but shines in the winter. Here, you can partake in a plethora of activities, including skiing, tubing, and sledding. Learn more about their activities here.

Walnut Canyon National Monument – Immerse yourself un the wonder of unique geological formations and cliff dwellings at this captivating destination. Learn about the history and take in the views on the 1-mile Island Trail loop. 

Lowell Observatory – While nothing beats sleeping under the stars, how about getting a closer view of the cosmos? Visit the Lowell Observatory and get the chance to explore space like never before, before returning to view the heavens from your campervan.

Where to camp:

Fort Valley Dispersed Camping – There are many stunning camping spots in Flagstaff. If you are looking for a free spot for a night or two, check out this great campground.
Forest Service Road 245 – This is a wonderful spot just outside Flagstaff. It’s a great place to stop for the night on your way to Sedona. 
Woody Mountain Campground & RV Park – If you enjoy having a lot of amenities, then this is the spot for you. They have everything you need, but reservations are required so make sure you book your spot ahead of time. 

Stop 4: Sedona 

Things to do:

Mountain Biking – Sedona is known for having some of the best mountain biking around. With its stunning views and an array of trails, you are sure to be awestruck while biking through the rocks. They have trails for every skill level, so no matter your experience, you’re going to have an unforgettable time. Don’t forget to rent a bike rack when you book!

Hiking –  If mountain biking isn’t your thing, then hiking is a perfect alternative. Sedona has hikes that range from beginner to advanced. You can also check out Sedona’s energy vortexes while you hike. 

Art – Sedona has a strong art community and many galleries to be explored on main street. Bearcloud Gallery is just one example of the amazing art you will find in Sedona.

Where to camp:

Rancho Sedona RV Park – If you are someone who likes amenities, then this is the spot for you. From bathrooms to showers, they have it all. Reservations are required, so book ahead of time! 
Schnebly Hill Road – Just a few minutes outside of Sedona, this stunning spot is free and a great spot to take in the views. 
Forest Service Rd 253 Dispersed – If you need a last-minute pull-up spot for the night, this is a great place to set up camp. It sits right outside Sedona and is easily accessible. This area can fill up quickly during the busy season, so get there early if you can. 

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