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Flagstaff to Grand Canyon to Williams

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Flagstaff to Grand Canyon to Williams

Would it be worthy to travel into the canyon from Flagstaff using 89 to 64 and than leave the canyon using 64 to 180 to 40 into Williams. We will still have adequate time to enjoy our excursions, but are the views while driving worthy of the extra time in the car? Or should we use 180 to 64 from Flagstaff and then straight down 64 into Williams. We are staying 2 days in the Canyon and a 1/2 day in Williams before we head to Grand Canyon West Rim for white water rafting the next day.

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1. Re: Flagstaff to Grand Canyon to Williams

Since you have 2 days at the park I would suggest taking 89 to 64 at Cameron and then into the park at Desert View. Consider the Sunset Crater/Wupatki Loop along the way. Then have a hearty meal at Cameron Trading Post before entering GCNP. Getting your first look at the canyon at Desert View is far more memorable IMO than at Mather Point.

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2. Re: Flagstaff to Grand Canyon to Williams

OK! Thanks! How about when we leave? Should we take the extra time to travel 180? Or should we just go straight down 64?

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3. Re: Flagstaff to Grand Canyon to Williams

Hwy 180 is scenic. Takes about the same time as Hwy 64 to I-40. Depends on time and where you are going next.

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4. Re: Flagstaff to Grand Canyon to Williams

180 is a detour via Flagstaff to get to Williams. It will add close to an hour to your drive from the park. It's scenic, but I wouldn't bother unless you want to spend some time in Flagstaff too.

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