Grand Canyon Travel Guide from Cameron

Traveling from Cameron, AZ to the Grand Canyon

Cameron Arizona is a small town on the Navajo Nation that many travelers pass through on the way to Grand Canyon National Park. Cameron is close to Flagstaff Arizona, Grand Canyon Village and on the way to the East Rim and North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. The most popular place to stop in Cameron is the Cameron Trading Post, which has a motel, restaurant and huge gift shop with everything from classic southwest souvenirs to amazing artwork crafted by Navajo and other Native American artists from the Colorado Plateau region. Right up the road from the trading post there is a small store, post office and a ranger station where hikers can get permits to places like the Little Colorado River Gorge and other little visited Grand Canyon Destination on the Navajo Reservation.

The small town of Cameron has a lot of history and was originally a true western trading post for area residents. Located near the Little Colorado River at just over 4,000 feet in elevation Cameron has a hot dry desert environment. Although most visitors passing through Cameron are heading to various Grand Canyon Destinations, other nearby parks like Lake Powell, Grand Staircase, Wupatki Sunset Crater National Monument, Navajo National Monument, Petrified Forest and the Hopi Mesas are also close by. If you’re headed up Highway 64 to the South Rim, make sure you stop at the Little Colorado River Navajo Tribal Park. This seldom visited park has a great viewpoint of the Little Colorado River Gorge, which eventually reaches the Grand Canyon and the Colorado River. Read the guide below to learn more about travel from Cameron to the Grand Canyon, or check out our Cameron, AZ map to see all the nearby destinations and attractions.

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Travel Information, Tours and Lodging

Driving Distance from Cameron, AZ to Grand Canyon

  • Cameron to Grand Canyon South Rim is 71 miles, a 1 hour 30-minute drive.
  • Cameron to Grand Canyon East Rim is 71 miles, a 1 hour 5-minute drive.
  • Cameron to Grand Canyon North Rim is 155 miles, a 2 hour 40-minute drive.
  • Cameron to Grand Canyon West Rim is 270 miles, a 4 hour 30-minute drive.

Grand Canyon Tours near Cameron

There aren’t direct tours available to the Grand Canyon from Cameron Arizona, but the South Rim is right up the road and the East Rim and North Rim as well as Flagstaff, AZ are all nearby and offer numerous options for Grand Canyon Tours. You can check out a list of recommended tours here.

Cameron, AZ Lodging and Hotels

The only lodging in Cameron is the Cameron Motel and RV Park located at the Cameron Trading Post. This can be a great hotel option for visitors heading to the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, especially if hotels in Grand Canyon Village and nearby Tusayan, AZ are booked or you can see some recommended hotels nearby.

Best Restaurants and Dining Options

The best and only restaurant in Cameron, AZ is the Cameron Trading Post Restaurant. Cameron is a great place to get some food and one of the few places to eat on the way to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. If you’re heading to the North Rim from Cameron, Marble Canyon and Jacob lake have some great restaurant options.

Tours near Cameron Arizona

Grand Canyon South Rim Helicopter Flight

45-minute South Rim Helicopter Flight

Duration: 45 minutes
Rating: 5 out of 5
from $279 on Viator

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Grand Canyon Hike and Sightseeing Tour

Grand Canyon Hike and Sightseeing Tour

Duration: 7-9 hours
Rating: 5 out of 5
from $299 on Viator

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Grand Canyon Tour from Sedona or Flagstaff

Grand Canyon Tour from Sedona or Flagstaff

Duration: 11 hours
Rating: 5 out of 5
from $185 on Viator

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Lower Antelope Canyon Ticket 

Self Drive: Lower Antelope Canyon Ticket 

Duration: 1-2 hours
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
from $89 on Viator

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