My husband & I will be flying into PHX this Monday, October 21 at 4:30pm & renting a car at the airport. We have a reservation at GCNP for Tuesday night, then will drive to Sedona on Wednesday & stay until Tuesday, October 29.
I had originally thought that we would spend Monday night in Phoenix. But now am wondering if it would be better to get a head start on the drive to GCNP by driving to Flagstaff or Sedona. I have read so much about not driving into Sedona after dark, that I didn't think that was a good idea. It looks as if we could drive to Flagstaff on interstates & maybe avoid the wildlife.
So my question is, is it safe to drive north towards Flagstaff after dark so that we can be closer to GCNP on Tuesday or do you all think it would be in our best interest to stay in Phoenix? (Everything is booked except Monday night's stay.)
Thank you for the help!