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RV Rental Arizona: Motorhome, Camper, and Trailer Rentals AZ

One of the best places to take your RV is to the American Southwest. Arizona’s Native American history and culture is a big draw, and it also has beautiful landscapes like the Grand Canyon. Arizona is unique for its southern desert climate, northern pine and spruce forests, and stunning mountain ranges.

You won't find a shortage of things to do in Arizona, and the good news is that Arizona RV rentals are very accessible. Whether you start at Phoenix or in another one of it's scenic cities, taking a camper on your adventure will make the trip a relaxing and memorable one.

Popular RV Destinations in Arizona

Grand Canyon National Park

In addition to being Arizona's most widely-known attraction, the Grand Canyon is one of America's top spots to visit. The natural landmark is breathtaking to behold, and it's hard to believe that the Colorado River is surrounded by walls that are more than a mile high.

The canyon is 277 miles long, and there are many ways to access its beauty and take some scenic side trips along the way. The drive from Flagstaff is particularly appealing because you get to travel through the stunning Kaibab National Forest to get there. You can also drive to the North Rim, but it's only open from mid-May to mid-October.

Sedona

Sedona is renowned for its red rock buttes and mountains. Many people visit the town on their way to the Grand Canyon, but it's also a great place to stop at and explore for a couple of days. The area draws a lot of hikers, artists, and spiritualists. If you don't want to take a self-driving tour, you can take advantage of one of the town's popular Jeep tours.

Sedona is also known for its energy vortexes, resort spas, and psychic mediums, as well as its art community. Whether you prefer nature, shopping, or tapping into your inner psychic, there's a lot to do in this part of the state.

Monument Valley Tribal Park

Monument Valley is one of America's most photographed destinations. Big sandstone formations speckle the valley, and some are as large as 1,000 feet high. The scenery is impressive and should be appreciated in person. The colorful landscape also includes mesas and buttes as well as sand, shrubs, and trees.

While you're there, don't miss Upper Antelope Canyon. Note: You must get access through a Navajo Tribe-authorized guide service,  and advance reservations are recommended. You probably recognize the canyon from the photographs featuring majestic sunbeams that shine through them in the spring and fall.

Tucson, Phoenix, and Flagstaff

Arizona is chock full of interesting cities. The very sunny Tucson, for example, has an average of 350 sunny days each year, and it's a great spot to explore in the winter because it rarely gets colder than 65 degrees. The area has a large Mexican influence as well as bright adobe structures, fun shopping, and a vibrant nightlife.

Phoenix is a beautiful city that features a wide variety of resorts and golf courses as well as high-end spas and a lively bar scene. It also has some great hiking spots. Similar to Sedona, Flagstaff is a great place to visit on your way to the Grand Canyon. It's a versatile city that experiences all four seasons and is built for biking, hiking, and other outdoor activities.

Events and Entertainment in Arizona

Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show

The world's largest Arabian Horse show takes place every February and has been in operation since 1955. The event features more than 2,000 horses and is part of the Arabian Triple Crown. It is used as a fundraiser for the Arabian Horse Association of Arizona and has raised millions of dollars for charity.

The horse show is held at WestWorld in Scottsdale, which also hosts the Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction. Divisions include mounted native costume, breeding/halter, dressage, working western, English pleasure, hunter/jumper and hunter under saddle, and western pleasure. RVers can stay on site.  

Scottsdale Culinary Festival

This yearly event is one of the country's longest continually running food events in the United States. The festival features some of America's most popular chefs, seminars, and local vendors. It's designed to attract a wide range of attendees, including those with dietary restrictions.

In addition to food, the Scottsdale Culinary Festival features all sorts of art and entertainment. Some of its proceeds benefit the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA), Scottsdale Public Art, and Scottsdale Arts Learning & Innovation. Tickets are required for the event, but only VIP passes include both food and beverages.

Tucson Folk Festival

The best thing about the Tucson Folk Festival is that it's free. The two-day spring event features everything from jazz, country, and bluegrass to Celtic, zydeco, and other styles of music. It's been going on for nearly 35 years, and more than 14,000 locals and visitors attend the family-friendly event each year.

Concerts are held throughout downtown Tucson. A national headliner performs on Saturday, while local and family show headliners perform on Sunday. More than 120 acts are spotlighted, and there's a beer garden, food, and a variety of arts and crafts vendors.

Prescott Frontier Days

The Prescott Rodeo is also known as the World's Oldest Rodeo. It first started in 1888 on a tract of land that was roped off to keep broncs from running away after their riders fell off. Today, nearly 27,000 people attend the event, which takes place at the end of June through early July.

The rodeo's events include steer wrestling, bareback riding, tie-down roping, saddle bronc riding, and bull riding. There are also a variety of specialty acts, such as the Broken Spoke Clydesdales and Riata Ranch Cowboy Girls. The event is sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA).

Campgrounds and Parks in Arizona

Kingman KOA

One of the best things about this RV park is its location in Kingman, Arizona.  You can easily take day trips in your motorhome rental to the Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Las Vegas, Lake Mead, and Lake Havasu. It's the closest campground to the canyon's West Skywalk and is situated in the desert by the mountains. You can also visit the local ghost towns Oatman or Chloride.

Amenities include Wi-Fi, cable TV, mini golf, a seasonally heated pool, and train rides for children. It has a laundromat and grocery store, and is pet friendly. The campground accommodates big rigs and has a maximum pull through of 70 feet.

Distant Drums RV Resort 

This resort in Camp Verde is an hour north of Phoenix and 20 minutes south of Sedona. Prescott and historic Jerome are also nearby. Whether you want to hike in the Coconino National Forest, explore Sedona's red rocks, or try to make a buck at the Cliff Castle Casino Hotel (the resort provides a free shuttle), there's a variety of things to do in the area.

The campground has 157 paved sites, a heated pool and spa, fitness center, cable TV, and Wi-Fi. The bathrooms and showers are clean and well-maintained, and if you need supplies you can head to the country store on site.

Rancho Sedona RV Park

This campground is located near Oak Creek in Sedona and is surrounded by sycamore and cottonwood trees, which create a shaded and tranquil atmosphere. One advantage to staying here is you can easily walk to the nearby galleries, shops, and restaurants. It's very popular because it's well-maintained and provides excellent customer service.

Rancho Sedona provides spacious sites, full hookups, cement patios, Wi-Fi, cable TV, laundry facilities, and large recreational areas. It's a great place to hike, mountain bike, and wander through, no matter what time of year it is.

Meteor Crater RV Park 

This is one of the state's most unique RV parks. It's located in Winslow in the northern part of the state next to a meteorite impact site. Visitors travel from all over the place to see the mile-wide crater that an asteroid made over 50,000 years ago. You can hike on trails near Route 66 or take a guided rim tour of the crater.

There's also a discovery center, restaurant, and gift shop to explore. As for the campsite itself, it is clean and provides wide spaces for its travelers. It's also pet-friendly and features Wi-Fi and a coin-operated laundromat. Thirty-six sites have full hookups.

RV Storage and Dumpstations in Arizona

There are times when you may need to store your RV when traveling in Arizona. Phoenix and Tucson offer the most storage options, with facilities such as M.T. RV Storage, Deer Valley Mini & RV Storage, and RV Hideaway Storage, as well as Midvale Park RV & Self Storage, Tucson RV Storage, and Arizona RV Storage. Options in other areas include:

  • Rio Vista Boat & RV Storage, Parker
  • Rye RV Storage, Gila County
  • Park's Shade RV & Boat Storage, Casa Grande

Arizona also has a variety of dump stations.  When you stay at certain campgrounds, you can usually dump for free, while others charge a small fee. Some options include:

  • City of Phoenix Transfer Station
  • Deer Valley Transfer Station
  • San Tan Transfer Station
  • Rincon Recycling & Transfer Station

FAQs:

1. What are RV rentals?

If you like exploring the United States and are on a budget, an Arizona RV rental is a great way to get around. You have a lot of flexibility and don't have to pay for maintenance and other expenses related to RV ownership.

2. How much are RV rentals?

In general, you can rent a camper van or small trailer for $75 to $150 per night. Larger motorhomes may cost up to $250 per night. Often you save money if you rent an RV for a week, a month, or longer time period. You may only have to pay $60 or less per night.

3. Do I need to be a certain age to rent an RV in Arizona?

The minimum age for an RV rental in Arizona is 25.

4. Do I need insurance when I rent an RV?

Yes. You need insurance to cover the vehicle in case you get into an accident.

5. Do I need to return my rental RV with a full tank?

Check with the RV company because they each have different refueling requirements.

6. Are RVs pet-friendly in Arizona?

RV rental companies have different rules. Some allow pets in their travel trailers but may require a deposit or extra fee.

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