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Grand Canyon-beginning of June-accomodation,trails,restaurants,hot spring

Old Apr 7th, 2006, 09:20 PM
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Grand Canyon-beginning of June-accomodation,trails,restaurants,hot spring

Hi everybody!
My husband and I will spend first 10 days of June in Arizona. We are in our mid 30's and we love hiking on moderate dificulty trails.
We fly to Phoenix.
We booked accomodation for 3 nights at Cliff Dwellers Lodge, we're planning another 3 nights in South Rim and the rest for Sedona. We consider a nice hot spring bath too, but we have not found anything yet in Grand Canyon area.
Any suggestion regarding Cliff Dwellers Lodge accomodation ?
What about booking something decent, with private bathroom in South Rim area ?
Can anybody help us with an itinerary?
What about some tips regarding good restaurants ?
Thank you all.

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Old Apr 8th, 2006, 08:19 PM
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Coro, Please put spaces in your title headers... when you don't that is what makes the entire 50 posts run off to the right so people can't read them.

(sorry to be a nag but i noticed this on your other posting as well)
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Old Apr 8th, 2006, 08:45 PM
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Looks like all of the message titles are doing that tonight, not just yours, coro.

We have visited the North Rim, not the South, so I can't help you there, but I am sure Utahtea, or one of the other experts will help you out soon. In the meantime, have you searched some the lodging, etc., that you are interested in? You'll find a wealth of information in a lot of recent posts on here.

Good luck your planning!
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Old Apr 8th, 2006, 08:56 PM
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No this one causes it. Please re-post with spaces between words.
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Old Apr 9th, 2006, 11:26 AM
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Hi---I replied to your other post.
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Old Apr 9th, 2006, 12:23 PM
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South Rim - so far as I know all the hotels in the park have private bathrooms. You need to book them ASAP, and you may not be able to find anything available in the park itself at this late date. The other alternative is the town of Williams, just outside the park, but remember - the drive from the entrance of the park to the rim itself is about 10-13 miles. Restaurants in the park are minimal. Except for El Tovar, which is fancy and not cheap, but lovely IMO, the rest are cafeterias, BBQ and pedestrian. But prices are not unreasonable, considering they have a captive audience. Can't help in Sedona - I live in AZ and love the scenery, but hate the crowds, traffice and commercialism of the place. Oak Creek Canyon, nearby, has a terrific Italian restaurant. The name escapes me, but I'm sure the locals will know it. Again, not cheap, but very very good.
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Old Apr 9th, 2006, 04:37 PM
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Small correction: the rooms at Bright Angel Lodge share a bath. But if you can put up with that, you get a room thirty seconds from the Rim for the price of a Motel Six.

The only trail rated "moderate" is the Rim Trail. But I still recommend walking down the Bright Angel *IF* you turn back when you *START* to feel tired or sore.
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Old Apr 9th, 2006, 05:14 PM
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Thanks everybody for your suggestions. In the mean time we re-organized part of our plan.
We'll fly to Phoenix, drive to Sedona, where we want to spend one night. Any ideas for what are the best attractions in town ?
We'll try to find not very expensive accomodation, but with some comfort (difficult?!)
Then we'll drive to South Rim, where we'll stay for 3 nights. We consider whatever left available for accomodation pretty expensive, so we're thinking about finding something in Williams, or Cameron.
Next 3 nights will be in North Rim, at Cliff Dwellers Lodge.
We checked a travel guide and we found that Page & surrounding area is a very nice place too. Does it worth spending 2 nights there ?
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Old Apr 11th, 2006, 12:12 PM
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If you enjoy hiking, I would spend more than one night in Sedona--really spectacular scenery,great hiking.
Look at www.hikearizona.com.
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Old Apr 11th, 2006, 12:18 PM
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I'm not trying to be mean. Really I'm not! But, please, please start a new thread and don't respond to this one. The lack of spaces in the second line makes it put the whole column of thread titles out of whack! It took two days to get it down below 50! There's been much discussion of this. I'm not the only one who is bothered by it.
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Old Apr 11th, 2006, 12:30 PM
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It does what? No problem for me..but maybe I am missing something.
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