Grand Canyon Address

Old Mar 15th, 2005, 06:58 AM
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Grand Canyon Address

Searching for tickets to a Grand Canyon - what do you type into search?
It gives me 3 airport choices and no flights available from Philadelphia from any one.
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Old Mar 15th, 2005, 07:18 AM
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I assume that you mean a GC area airport?

Seems to me that Flagstaff would be the closest of reasonable size but might still require connections. Of course there is always Phoenix or Las Vegas (closer than Phx.).
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Old Mar 15th, 2005, 07:24 AM
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To fly to Flagstaff, you would likely change in Phoenix. You can drive from either Phoenix or Las Vegas; they are almost the same distance from the Grand Canyon -- 250-ish miles, depending on which rim of the canyon you drive to from which city. If you drive from Phoenix, you can stop in Sedona. If you drive from Vegas, you can see ... Vegas! Plus the Hoover Dam.
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Old Mar 15th, 2005, 07:36 AM
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Actually we ARE going to LV and wanted to visit GC.
But I thought I might "create my own trip" and fly to GC and fly out of LV.
No way, right? Wanted to stay in GC overnight. Then we will have to come back to Vegas and check into hotel again...too much schlapping to do.

Is that possible to get some of the GC in few hours? I know it is not enough but for those who will return?

Should I mention we are going at Christmas time?
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Old Mar 15th, 2005, 07:40 AM
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Well there is GC Natl Park Airport. I imagine that you could do a overnighter from Vegas via plane if that was your desire. Depending on how long the Vegas visit is, it may be worth it.

Your time frame eliminates the North Rim but you probably knew that.
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Ahhh... since you're in Las Vegas already, you can do a helicopter tour of the Canyon, either landing and seeing the canyon, or just sightseeing by air. The weather will be fine in LV but variable at the Canyon at that time. Those are things you can book once you're in LV.
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Old Mar 15th, 2005, 07:57 AM
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thankyouverymutch for hellicopter advice...people were scared shitless, I will pass LOL
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Old Mar 15th, 2005, 08:21 AM
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We passed the "Grand Canyon Airport" on our way out of town. There were a collection of tiny planes, a tiny runway and a bunch of helicopters. No way you would get me on any of the aircraft parked there!
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Fly to Phoenix and do the drive to the GC--unless you are doing the north rim. its about 3 1/2 hours to the south rim from phoenix, and the drive is prettier than the drive from vegas. stop in sedona definately--maybe even an overnight. check out sunset from the top of airport road.
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Old Mar 15th, 2005, 02:23 PM
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If you're starting from Vegas, you *could* do a trip to the GC & back, but it's not a day trip -- even just going, staying overnight and back again is rushing it a bit. I don't blame you about the helicopters -- I've had family who've done it though, and for those who are into that sort of thing, it's amazing. But, expensive. Worth seeing the GC somehow, if you can swing it. I agree with previous poster who pointed out that the drive from Phoenix can include a nice stop in Sedona ... but I gather you were thinking just from LV.
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Old Mar 16th, 2005, 05:06 AM
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Please, tell more about Sedona.
If I fly ti Phoenix and rent a car to CG...how long is a drive and where on the way Sedona will be?
Thanks so much
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Depending on traffic getting out of Phoenix, sedona is only about 1 1/2-2 hours north of Phoenix. its all interstate.speed limit is 75, so you make it pretty quickly. then its a pretty local road to sedona. i think it was route 189--its been a long time-- if its warm enough and you want to spend a little time in sedona, there are jeep tours, horse tours, art galleries--if you like to hike there are numerous rock formations, as well as slide rock, a natural water slide carved from the rock in oak creek. flagstaff isnt far from sedona, then its a quick trip to GC.
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Old Mar 17th, 2005, 07:37 AM
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i forgot that you were going during christmas. it can get cold in sedona and it will definately be cold at the canyon
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Old Mar 17th, 2005, 10:37 AM
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HA! Bummer...I forgot it myself.
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Jumping in on the end of this post -

If you drive straight from Phoenix to Grand Canyon - how far? how long?

Thank you and sorry for jumping in late
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