RV Rental San Carlos

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Discover San Carlos

In the heart of Gila County in southern Arizona, you can make your way to San Carlos, a tiny desert town. San Carlos is the largest and most populous town on the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation, serving as the administration and government center for the tribe.

Only a few thousand people live in San Carlos, yet it remains an important hub for both the county and the reservation as a whole. The town is a two-hour drive away from both Tucson and Phoenix, yet remote enough to enjoy spectacularly dark night skies and unimaginably beautiful desert scapes. Desolate desert ecosystems, majestic mountains, and a whole lot of scenery make San Carlos an excellent place to rent an RV with an eye towards exploring the stoic beauty of southern Arizona.

The Great Outdoors

Arizona is packed with excellent places where you can soak up the sun and enjoy some relaxing desert vibes. There are lots of places within driving distance of San Carlos that are ideal for day trips or camping overnight in your San Carlos camper rental. When you book an RV in San Carlos, you can head to Roper Lake State Park down the road on U.S. Route 70. The park revolves around Roper Lake, an artificial lake fully stocked with trout and other assorted fish. You can swim or boat in the lake or hike around it to catch picturesque views of the surrounding mountains. There is a campground along the lakefront that you can enjoy from the comfort of your San Carlos motorhome rental if you need a place to stay. No more than three miles away, Dankworth Pond State Park is an equally suitable place to bring your San Carlos RV rental. The pond is fed by an artesian spring that makes the water hot to the touch. You can fish, canoe, kayak, swim, or hike around the pond.

Down near Tucson, the scenic Saguaro National Park sits on either side of the city in two non-contiguous sections, both absolutely beautiful in every way. The park is named for the iconic saguaro cactuses that dot the landscape. The towering Rincon Mountains hover over the city of Tucson, with fabulous hikes and panoramic views of the park and beyond. There are even ancient rock formations scattered throughout the park that are believed to be over one and a half billion years old.

Petrified Forest National Park is 200 miles to the north and worth the trip if you've got the time. The park is named for the massive deposits of petrified and fossilized trees. Aside from the park’s namesake, there are breathtaking geological formations like the Teepees, named for their resemblance to the indigenous dwellings. There are no campgrounds for the San Carlos camper rental, but don’t let that be a reason you miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

RV Parks

There isn’t an overabundance of campgrounds close to San Carlos, but you will find that there are a few serviceable options close to town where you can camp with the San Carlos RV rental. Gila County RV Park comes complete with a batting cage facility for people who love baseball. Other on-site amenities include wireless internet, laundry facilities, restrooms, and a fully stocked convenience store.

The Apache Gold Casino Resort has swimming pools, casino gambling, fine dining, and its own RV resort for guests to use. Those who stay in the RV portion are treated as hotel guests with all the amenities and services that come with staying in the hotel.

For a rustic camp setting, you can head into the Tonto National Forest or one of the other countless forests and national parks surrounding San Carlos. Kellner Campground and Pioneer Pass Campground are the closest public campgrounds to town.

City Attractions

San Carlos isn’t the liveliest town, so first-time visitors shouldn’t expect a bustling city center with lots of businesses. That being said, you can find some exciting entertainment options scattered in the reservation surrounding the town, especially if you enjoy learning about history and other cultures. The Tonto National Monument is an incredibly well-preserved series of structures nestled between cliff sides in the desert. These masterfully crafted cliff dwellings were built by indigenous people in the 13th century, way before the arrival of Europeans. The Besh-Ba-Gowah Museum is another example of indigenous architecture built centuries ago that you can see when you rent an RV in nearby San Carlos. You can take a self-guided tour through these stunning ruins while observing antique pottery, artwork, and tools from the past.

Gila County Historical Museum is a small museum with fascinating and informative exhibits regarding the region’s complicated past. Guests can truly get a taste of the Old West when they visit this lovely institution in the city of Globe. Local artwork adorns the walls, and lots of antique items, minerals, mining implements, and other relics of the past make an appearance in the museum’s various exhibitions.

If you are looking for entertainment and nightlife, the casino in town might be just the place to find it. At this massive resort, you'll find a wide-open gaming floor, a golf course, a hotel, several restaurants, and much more.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are RV rentals?

Renting an RV lets you enjoy the flexibility of RV travel without all the costs and maintenance of ownership. With a rental, you can book the perfect rig for any trip just like you would a car or hotel. With Outdoorsy, you rent directly from the RV owner but get the backing of programs like roadside assistance, insurance, and stellar support from real, live people 24/7.

How much are average RV rentals?

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out to less than $60 per day.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes! Each RV owner can choose whether to offer unlimited miles on their vehicles. You’ll be able to see if unlimited mileage is an option on any listing you check out. If unlimited miles are not available, you’ll be able to see what is included with the base rate and what extra miles will cost.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many RV owners allow pets in their rentals. Be sure to check the listing to see if it’s an option for the rig you have your eye on. You’ll be able to see if there is an extra deposit or fee for pets before you request a booking.

Do RV rentals offer delivery?

Having an RV delivered to your home or destination is a great way to simplify your trip. Many RV owners offer delivery and setup services, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows whether or not delivery is an option.

Are there RV rentals near me?

RV rentals are available all over the country! Whether you want to pick up an RV near home to set out an epic road trip or if you want to have one ready at your destination, you can search by location for any type of rig.

RV rental vs buying?

Renting an RV is an affordable way to get all the benefits of RV travel without the maintenance and overhead of ownership. It’s also a great way to try out the lifestyle and different types of rigs before you take the plunge and buy your own. Already own an RV? Consider renting yours out to bring in some extra income.

How many people can sleep in an RV?

Small travel trailers and campervans can usually sleep 2-4 people comfortably. Mid-size trailers and motorhomes usually sleep 4-8. Bigger rigs often sleep 6-10, some even 12!

Why choose Outdoorsy vs Craigslist or Airbnb?

Security, for one. Outdoorsy helps protect RV owners and renters with excellent support and insurance options, and a secure platform for listings, communication, and payments. There are plenty of other reasons though, like roadside assistance, detailed listings, and a wide variety of RVs to choose from.

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