Well you are already planning on camping outdoors so that eliminates that suggestion so might I suggest that you set the tent and camp on the ground, preferably on ground that does not have a bunch of rocks.
Don't know what temps. are this time of year but almost gotta be cooler than it was when we were there last July, 100 to 114 one day, down at Bullhead City, wife got sick from heat so had to cut our visit short. Hope you have better luck as it is absolutely beautiful. Ross Puls
Barry, better take a heater for sure! We were in Williams, AZ(the gateway to the Grand Canyon) in Dec. to ride the "Polar Express" Train, and it was 14 degrees at night. It has got to be colder now, cause they hadn't had any snow in Dec.
I have put my 5th wheel in a RV park inside the entry gate to the park. They had tent sites. But, it will be colder than heck. If I remember right the elevation is above 5,000 ft. Hell, I am at 3500 ft, here in Apple Valley CA and it is down to freezing just about every night.
I hope your kidding, the weather this time of the year can go from cold to even colder in a New York minute up at the Canyon ... The temps during the day are even cold but just north of there in Snow Bowl they got over 12 foot of snow if you like to ski ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
Well I camped there in a tent years ago in January. At the time had at least 8" of snow on the ground, didn't have to worry about rattlers. It was one of the few camping trips I remember. Campground wasn't crowded. Really had a great time, but I was a lot younger then.