I'm just starting to plan a trip in June 2013. I'm trying to figure it out, since it is overwhelming. We would be flying in from the East Coast and it seems that PHX airport is the best option even though the car rental costs were brutal. I did look into it from Las Vegas but the car rental didn't seem enough of a savings to compensate the extra time involved.
We are a family of 4, 2 kids who will be 12 and 10 by that time. I was thinking flying into PHX on a Saturday mid-June and staying overnight then driving up to the Grand Canyon Sunday morning. I would like to say in the NP, wondering if I called 13 months in advance should I be able to snag a reservation at El Tovar?
I'm also kicking around the idea of a trip to Page to visit the Slot Canyon and we definitely want to spend 2-3 nights in Sedona (looking forward to that Pink Jeep tour).
My tentative plan would be stay over the first night in PHX, 2 nights in Grand Canyon, 1 in Page (? this is up in the air) and 2-3 nights in Sedona and maybe another in PHX before we fly out again. Does this seem feasible? Is the weather brutal in mid June? It looks like it would be comfortable at GCNP but not sure about the other locations. Is El Tovar reservations possible if I reserve 13 months out? Any ideas or suggestions? Thanks in advance!