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Just Sedona or Sedona and GCNP

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Just Sedona or Sedona and GCNP

I'm torn because my husband and I had planned to leave next Friday, head to Sedona, spend the night, spend most of Saturday in Sedona and then head to GCNP spend the night there and then head back to Phoenix on Sunday. I realize it's a lot in a short period of time but it is what we have. With the possibility of snow this weekend and and cold temps throughout the week I'm wondering if we should reconsider. I'm torn because going to Sedona and only being two hours from GCNP seems like a lost opportunity so I'm interested in other's opinions. Any suggestions on whether we go with our original plan or just spend time in Sedona?

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1. Re: Just Sedona or Sedona and GCNP

With your limited time you'll only get a taste of where ever you go. Neither destination can be fully experienced in less than a full day, and that's what you're proposing. Some time though, is better than none.

Do you have reservations at the Grand Canyon National Park? If not, I'd get busy and confirm lodging there ASAP. Then just see what the weather brings. I wouldn't let cold temperatures and snow on the ground scare you away from the GC. However, if there's an active storm next weekend then I'd stay in Sedona. Don't attempt to drive to the GC if snow is falling. I did a couple of weeks ago and had to turn around at Flagstaff.

No matter what, I guarantee you'll want to come back for a longer stay.

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