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Rent camping and backpacking gear - Grand Canyon National Park

Updated: Aug 25, 2023

Renting camping and backpacking gear for Grand Canyon National Park trips from Las Vegas is easy and affordable. Forget about the lodges and hotels! There's no better way to escape civilization than by losing oneself in nature. Imagine how amazing the Milky Way will look from your tent while camping under the stars. Now you can save space in your luggage and simply rent outdoor gear for Grand Canyon National Park and the rest of your Southwest adventure.

stone cabins under towering cliffs
Phantom Ranch at the bottom of the Grand Canyon

Follow this link for our suggestions of things to do and places to stay in or near Grand Canyon National Park.

Rental camping and backpacking gear for Grand Canyon National Park

Browse our rental camp packages and/or supplement your camping and backpacking gear with individual outdoor rental items. You can hire tents, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, camping lanterns, camp furniture, coolers and other camp kitchen gear - anything you need for a wonderful outdoor experience at Grand Canyon National Park.

Specifically for Grand Canyon National Park, we recommend getting a 3-season sleeping bag for the greater part of the year. Even in summer, though the sun may blaze down on you during the day, nights could get deceivingly cold. Check the weather forecast prior to heading out. If temperatures fall to below 50°F, opt for a warmer sleeping bag or consider investing in a sleeping bag liner. In winter, if temperatures fall below 30°F, rent a winter sleeping bag. All of our rental sleeping pads are insulated for all season use.

If you're backpacking, rent a rat sack to keep squirrels and other critters from chewing through your backpack. Browse through our rental backpacking packages to see other lightweight items that we rent for backpacking in Grand Canyon National Park.

Reserve your rental outdoor gear for Grand Canyon National Park through our website and pick up your items in our convenient location near Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas. Ending your trip in a different city? We offer one-way return shipping for most of our items!

Practical information for camping at Grand Canyon National Park

First and foremost, check our suggestions of things to do and places to stay in or near Grand Canyon National Park. Aside from that, here are a few more important things to know when staying overnight in Grand Canyon:

  • If camping during elk mating season, prepare to hear some overnight bugling.

  • Watch out for squirrels! They are cute and all, but they could be quite vicious when they want your food. Never leave food unattended. When you're done eating, lock your food in your car. NEVER TAKE FOOD INTO YOUR TENT!

  • If camping at Mather Campground or North Rim Campground, leave your car at your campsite and walk to the rim for the best sunset and sunrise views of the Grand Canyon.

  • The closest international airport distance-wise to the South Rim is Phoenix, but you don't get any of the other parks on the way and it's much farther away from the North Rim.

  • The most convenient international airport for Grand Canyon National Park trips is Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas. It takes about 4.5 hours to drive to the South Rim and 5 hours to drive to the North Rim. On the way to the North Rim, you can visit Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Vermillion Cliffs National Monument, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, and many more amazing sites.

orange colors shining on rock cliff canyons
Sunset view from the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park


Grand Canyon National Park is an amazing place to camp! Take a minute to browse through our rental gear inventory and decide for yourself whether to bring your own gear from home, supplement your personal items, or rent complete camping packages from us.

Feel free to contact us should you need more information about renting gear for camping and/or backpacking in or around Grand Canyon National Park or any other location in the American Southwest.

We look forward to seeing you on the trail!

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