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Hi,

I'm going to visit my sister in Phoenix and we plan to go to the Grand Canyon November 15th and 16th. She mentioned taking the train down (I guess?) from Williams but is leaving the choice to me because she can go any time. If we would be there several days it might be good but just being there for what will amount to maybe half a day of viewing the canyon at this point I'd rather stay up top and view it from above. In a Youtube video:

they suggested these viewpoints:

Hermits Rest Transfer, Powell Point, Hopi Point, Pipe Creek Vista, Duck On A Rock, Grandview Point, Lipan Point, Desert View (Watchtower east entrance), Mather Point

Does it seem like it might be a good thing to try making a point to view them?

In another video:

they mentiong Nankoweap Granaries near mile 53 but there was river rafting just before the mention, so is it accessable by car or just from the river? Can you actually go up into the granaries or only view them from below?

My sister suggested Sedona, and we will be staying overnight. Can anyone suggest a not very expensive place to stay that is located in a place that would be good for trying to experience the GC and Sedona plus travel time from Phoenix in only two days? Or should we forget about Sedona? Either way the lodging will be a consideration, and in another video they said everything is always booked 6 - 3 months in advance, depending how close or far to the GC. Is that close to correct? Or BS?

Thank you for any help and suggestions!

David
Date: Oct 28, 2017   


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