We will be traveling to the south rim around the 25th of December. We will be coming from Los Angeles and heading towards Santa Fe in a rental car. We are concerned about driving a rental car through snowy mountain roads. Are you aware if snow chains would be required?
We are headed to Sedona Dec 28 - Jan 1. I'm not sure what you pack/wear for our day hiking trips. I've read layers, but in particular I'm wondering about pants. Can we wear what we hike in right to a dinner location or is that too casual? Any recommendations?
My wife and I are thinking strongly of retiring in about 10 years to Sierra Vista and I'm looking for a place and climate that will let me ride year round. Is Sierra Vista such a place?
Is it safe to hike in the Sedona area by ones self?
Is it safe during the day to walk from hotels and shopping/dinning/gallery areas by ones self?
Is it safe in Sedona area to take a taxi during the day or early evening when traveling by ones self?
Any other tips great tips are greatly appreciated.
we want to go see "the wave" in the paria canyons and we're keeping our fingers crossed that we win the online lottery permit.... granting that we get got lucky and got a permit, can you suggest an itinerary for a 3-day trip?
here are the places we want to see:
the wave (if we get the permit)
antelope canyon (a must..we'll be going to both lower & upper)
are those listed above logistically feasible for a 3 whole day trip?
thanks in advance!
Hello, my family & I will be driving from Vegas to the South Rim on Thanksgiving day this year & will be staying at Yavaipa lodge inside the park for the night. We planned on leaving vegas early so as to arrive at the canyon in the afternoon to enjoy the rest of the day there. My kids are between 6-13 & I will also have my parents with me, thus would like to know which hike or places we can visit that is easily accessable. Also is there any good dining recommendation for thanksgiving dinner aside for El Tovar? I heard it's good there but can be pricey giving our large family. The plan is for us to get up early to catch the sunrise the next morning, doing more sightseeing around the area then head back to vegas to spend the night there before heading back to LA on saturday. Also is there anything to do at night in the park after sunset? I heard it can be really dark there.The trip to the canyon is rather short thus any tips to see the best points with our limited time there is greatly appreciated!
We are going to spend a couple of weeks in Catalina State Park near Tuscon Arizona in Februaray. We have been there once before, but it was a number of years ago. I am wondering if it is still OK to hang hummingbird feeders and wild bird feeders in our campsite. I checked their campground "rules" list on line, and there is nothing about if you can or can not feed birds when camped there.
I'll be traveling solo from NYC to Williams via Amtrak in the Spring of 2014..will take the shuttle from Williams to GC.. I saw on line.. however now, seems I cannot find the place again... Lodging was on the main street, not a large chain motel, but was what seemed a small place..I remember reading it was historic.. dows anyone know the name? Thanks.. Lynda
What is the weather like February 8 to 22. What typle of clothing do I need. Will I be able to sit by the pool
Geology-loving daughter has a depth-of-field vision problem that makes her very nervous near steep drop-offs, but she really wants to see look up at the canyon walls from a moderate way down. Is Bright Angel the best trail for her? She'll have a walking stick, which helps her feel anchored.
The canyon will open to visitors tomorrow (10/12) with state of Arizona funding through the rest of the upcoming week. Hopefully a budget agreement during the next 7 days will return operations to the federal funding and keep it open beyond that point.
I'm assuming this may only be the South Rim as the North Rim usually closes up about this time of year but I'll update this post as more info becomes available.
It is October and the news sys all parks in USA are shutdown! Is it still possible to drive to Grand Canyon by private tour? Is it "impossible" to reach the grand canyons? Please help if any one has been there since the 1st October 2013...thanks!
i want to rent a kayak and float down from hite marina to wahweap in glen canyon this month taking 10 days or so where is best place to rent kayak and who do i contact for drop off pickup services? looks like hite marina is closed can i still drop off in a kayak ? is there enough water? is government shutdown affecting this area? very hard to find solid info no one from park service or bullfrog wahweap marinas know anything please help
My boyfriend wants to have the traditional Indian burial ritual where they put the body on a raised platform and burn it so the spirit flows into the cosmos. Any suggestions on how to arrange this when I need to do it?
which store sells the ceramic burros which are about 15" tall Where can I get one and have it shipped
anyway re buy lost photos from skywalk visit on tha 16/08/2013
What kind of weather can I expect in October in the Grand Canyon? I'm mostly concerned about the coldest temp it could get towards the end of the month.
As a lone female traveler, are there any concerns to be aware of? Also, I am looking for the best spiritual stores and healers in Sedona. Does anyone have suggestions?
My husband and I are planning touring CG Bryce and zion but only have 3 nights in late October . Out of LV cant decide whether to go LV - South Rim- Bryce- Zion LV. OR LV Zion-North Rim -Bryce - LV. Both seem like long distance but North Rim looks slightly less distance.Also I notice that there may be road closures after mid Oct on North Rim Access. We can leave LV at crack of dawn on Day 1 but need to be back in LV Aafternoon/Evening of Day 3 to take plane to SF. Can Anyone suggest best route and best things to see. We both like shortish hikes (mx 1hour) good views sunrises/sets. Which is better North Rim or South Rim? Thanks for any help/advice
We might be transferring to Prescott within the next 2 to 3 months, and I am worried about the medical care there. I have never been there or even close to that area? Any help would be happily accepted :o)
Is it difficult to find things to do when traveling alone to Sedona? I am very interested in the spiritual and artistic, what do you recommend?
I'm a disabled lady who uses 2 walking sticks and unable to walk only short distances - does anyone know which tours are not suitable. I might not be able to go but my family might! Thank you.
Any suggestions for seeing Lake Mead, Hoover Dam and Grand Canyon for a weeks stay?
I am a single woman late 30s and travelling on my own looking for a little spiritual relief and was wondering where to stay and how safe the area is for a woman on her own
We have a big trip to America next year (April/May) and are debating what to choose for the last few days. We will be in LA and are thinking of getting a flight to vegas, renting an suv and going to the canyon. How long does it take to drive? I've been told 6 hours? It's pretty long and we would quite like to stay overnight (suggestions?).
We would head there on the 15th May - not sure if the North rim is open and/or a better option?
Really like the idea of taking things at our own pace, seeing the sunset, having a bit of a road trip. Then back to Vegas for last 2 days.
I looked at the heli options but am a bit nervous about this! Also quite fancied the open road!
We would have travelled down the west coast from san fran, and are debated this trip for the last few days against carrying onto San Diego - very nice and chilled but we want to make the most of our trip.
We have 5 adults, and we will drive from San Jose, CA and hit GC on the morning 08/15.
The main points are 1. We want to watch sunrise and sunset. 2. Stay one night in the bottom of GC. Can all you guys give us a tip like what trails should we take, where we can camp at night. Thank so much
should i wear flip flops in july in Phoenix?
Hello. So I am travelling with a group of 4, we are only 18 - 21 years old. We are not planning to stay in GC we just want to see the sunset, so I am wondering, if we leave Las Vegas (with a car) at 10am and arrive to GC at cca 3pm, how long are the waiting lines into the park, will we have to wait for hours in lines, or we just drive there, pay the entrance fee or whatever, park our car and take the bus that park offers? Can we be out of the park, on our way if we want to leave at 8pm? We really just want to see the sunset and maybe a small part, really really small part of GC, but our parents and friends are all like: you can wait in lines for hours, that plan to be in GC for only 5 hours won't work etc....
We have 2 weeks to get from Las Vegas to Denver
We are happy to walk as long as it isn't too strenuous and not for more than an hour or two.
Need some help as to how many nights to stay at each and where
Also in GC what are the must sees