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2 day trip covering Grand Canyon and Antelope canyon starting from Phoenix

2 day trip covering Grand Canyon and Antelope canyon starting from Phoenix

Old May 4th, 2016, 08:55 AM
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2 day trip covering Grand Canyon and Antelope canyon starting from Phoenix

We are starting from Phoenix at 8 am on Day 1. Plan to drive to Grand Canyon National Park (estimating a 4 hr drive) and plan to take shuttle there to cover important spots at the South Rim. We want to cover Antelope canyon and Horseshoe bend as well which we plan to do on Day 2. We need to reach Phoenix to catch a flight at 10pm on Day 2.

Can I have some thoughts regarding the feasibility of this plan?
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Old May 4th, 2016, 09:20 AM
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Have you thought about how long it will take you to drive to Phoenix, turn in your car, and check in?

Do you know what time the tours of Antelope Canyon start?

Be aware that Google Map times no good for inside the National Parks. Speed limits are 15 to 25 mph

Where are you spending the night?
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Old May 4th, 2016, 09:45 AM
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If I were to do so much in so little time, I would find the answers to questions posed by mlbg and drive directly to Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend on Day 1. I would visit the Grand Canyon on Day 2 (making for a sorter drive to the airport).

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It is a 10 hour round trip PHX-Page-GC South Rim-PHX, not including stops, delays, or rental car procedures.

Because of the logistics of GC South Rim (you may find you have to look for a parking space, plus shuttles can be very crowded during the middle of the day) I would strongly suggest you pick either Page/Antelope OR GC for this trip.
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I think the advice above is good - chose EITHER the grand canyon south rim, or Page and Antelope Canyon. I think it is just too much to try to do both. If you absolutely must (which I wouldn't advise) you need to get a much earlier start than 8 AM.
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