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Driving to Grand Canyon from Cottonwood

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Driving to Grand Canyon from Cottonwood

There will be 12 of us driving in one Van from Cottonwod to the Grand Canyon for the day. Can anyone suggest the best route for time?

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1. Re: Driving to Grand Canyon from Cottonwood

Are you staying at GC for one night or are you returning to Cottonwood same day? The drive between Sedona and Flagstaff is very scenic but winding at places. You can enter GCNP by its east entrance (I40 east to us89 north to Cameron and az64 west from there) and leave GCNP by its south entrance but it's not recommended to do this drive in the dark.

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2. Re: Driving to Grand Canyon from Cottonwood

Thank-you for your post. We are leaving Cottonwood early on Thursday and driving there to do the RIM trail for the day. Then we are returning to Cottonwood the same day as we are renting a house in Cottonwood. There will be 12 of us in a passanger van and we will be headed back after we finish up there around 6ish.

If you could recommend a safer passage back that would greatly appreciated.

Thanks so much

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3. Re: Driving to Grand Canyon from Cottonwood

You can drive back via az64 to Williams, I40 east to Flagstaff, I17 south to exit 287 and az260 to Cottonwood.

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4. Re: Driving to Grand Canyon from Cottonwood

But it's all 'safe' - the only proviso to this is that there can be animals on the road at dusk or at night. All the roads are proper highways and state roads with wide lanes, no problem.

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