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Cameron, AZ to Grand Canyon Travel Guide

Cameron, AZ to 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.

Cameron to Grand Canyon Travel

Driving Distance from Cameron, AZ to Grand Canyon

  • Cameron to Grand Canyon South Rim is 57 miles, a 1 hour 10-minute drive.
  • Cameron to Grand Canyon East Rim is 74 miles, a 1 hour 10-minute drive.
  • Cameron to Grand Canyon North Rim is 157 miles, a 2 hour 55-minute drive.
  • Cameron to Grand Canyon West Rim is 270 miles, a 4 hour 30-minute drive.

Grand Canyon Tours from 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.

Best Hotels in Cameron near Grand Canyon

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.

Best Restaurants in Cameron and on the drive to Grand Canyon

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.

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