Visiting Sedona, Flagstaff & G.C. in October.

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    Aug 14, 2012 6:40 PM GMT
    Hey, guys! We're traveling to Sedona AZ in October. Flying into PHX, then driving to Sedona and points of interest.

    Anyone from the area?
    Good recommendations??
    Bad suggestions???
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    Aug 14, 2012 6:59 PM GMT
    Just made that same trip a few weeks ago.

    Didn't stop in Sedona, but did take landscape pictures out the window while driving; then took the backroads into Flagstaff. Beautiful scenery all the way.

    Visited Meteor Crater, Sunset Crater, hiked the lava tubes (directions are weird...GPS doesn't help much), and got an aerial tour of the GC with Grand Canyon Airlines. It's $135/person.

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    Aug 15, 2012 1:22 AM GMT
    There is a lot of beautiful scenery in Northern Arizona. I took a trip and hiked the mountain trails in Sedona for a couple of days and then went to the Grand Canyon and took a mule trip down to the bottom of the canyon. That was a lot of fun. You can take as long of a trip as you like. It takes about a day to get down to the bottom and then you camp out for as long as you like and then they bring you back up. I would have like to have taken the plane ride. That pic looks beautiful Paul.
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    Aug 15, 2012 1:25 AM GMT
    Sedona has been ranked as most beautiful place in America. I was more impressed by the scenery around Sedona than the Grand Canyon.

    Sedona also has magnetic fields which are either female or male oriented. Search online for the locations. I felt the male energy field in my pecs and female in my belly. Not kidding.
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    Aug 15, 2012 1:32 AM GMT
    You're going to the only cities I haven't visited that I want in AZ. Good luck with that!
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    Aug 15, 2012 1:36 AM GMT
    JR_RJ saidYou're going to the only cities I haven't visited that I want in AZ. Good luck with that!
    Too bad you weren't here a few weeks ago. I finished the trip under budget. You coulda come along. icon_wink.gif
  • Lanter

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    Aug 15, 2012 1:47 AM GMT
    When driving into the Grand Canyon, enter through the eastern gate, from Cameron. The southern gate is a lot more heavily trafficked and can back up a lot.
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    Aug 15, 2012 1:51 AM GMT
    ohh, I'm going to have to follow this thread. I'm also going in October (end of the month). I've been the Grand Canyon before, but will be going through Phoenix, Sedona, Flagstaff, and nearby as well. Let's hope today's 112 degrees will be ancient history by then.
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    Aug 15, 2012 1:53 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    JR_RJ saidYou're going to the only cities I haven't visited that I want in AZ. Good luck with that!
    Too bad you weren't here a few weeks ago. I finished the trip under budget. You coulda come along. icon_wink.gif
    That'd be so Awesome! I love road trips and spontaneity! I miss both dearly!
  • Timbales

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    Aug 15, 2012 1:55 AM GMT
    Sedona is gorgeous. There is a church up on one of the hills that is all glass on the front overlooking the valley. It's a great sight.
  • nefficles

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    Aug 15, 2012 2:10 AM GMT
    Sedona is awesome, but a great place for hiking/camping (i love those) is fossil creek near strawberry AZ. soooo beautiful.

    also, a very very not well known camping/hiking spot called Workman Creek near payson....very very secluded and awesome
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    Aug 15, 2012 2:17 AM GMT
    jerradwolf saidSedona is awesome, but a great place for hiking/camping (i love those) is fossil creek near strawberry AZ. soooo beautiful.

    also, a very very not well known camping/hiking spot called Workman Creek near payson....very very secluded and awesome
    If my company extends this contract (which they're trying to do, but nothing in stone yet), I"ll definitely check that out.
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    Aug 15, 2012 2:43 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    jerradwolf saidSedona is awesome, but a great place for hiking/camping (i love those) is fossil creek near strawberry AZ. soooo beautiful.

    also, a very very not well known camping/hiking spot called Workman Creek near payson....very very secluded and awesome
    If my company extends this contract (which they're trying to do, but nothing in stone yet), I"ll definitely check that out.

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    picture i took at workman creek. the sheet rock is so awesome to look at and follows the whole creek up till you get to the super high waterfall
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    Aug 15, 2012 2:57 AM GMT
    jerradwolf said
    paulflexes said
    jerradwolf saidSedona is awesome, but a great place for hiking/camping (i love those) is fossil creek near strawberry AZ. soooo beautiful.

    also, a very very not well known camping/hiking spot called Workman Creek near payson....very very secluded and awesome
    If my company extends this contract (which they're trying to do, but nothing in stone yet), I"ll definitely check that out.

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    picture i took at workman creek. the sheet rock is so awesome to look at and follows the whole creek up till you get to the super high waterfall
    Fucking awesome! Definitely gotta go there.

    This was nice, too, but it was overlooking an area from a tourist trap.

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  • venusrider

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    Aug 15, 2012 3:00 AM GMT
    Jerome is a cool revamped mining town if yer into that. If you happen to southern Az...check out Bisbee. Also a former mining town....equally quirky.
  • nefficles

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    Aug 15, 2012 3:02 AM GMT
    yeah, sometimes i really miss the variety of landscapes arizona had to offer icon_smile.gif
  • LuckyGuyKC

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    Aug 15, 2012 3:16 AM GMT
    I highly recommend the Lodge at Sedona http://www.lodgeatsedona.com/ Specifically I like the Meadow Breeze Suite. The food is fantastic and concierge services are wonderful.

    Take an afternoon in downtown Flagstaff and hike the rim of the Grand Canyon.

    I also recommend making a reservation to spend a night or two at the El Tovar Lodge.
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    Aug 15, 2012 3:21 AM GMT
    jerradwolf saidyeah, sometimes i really miss the variety of landscapes arizona had to offer icon_smile.gif
    Honestly, the landscapes are the only things I'll miss about AZ once I'm outta here.

    It's great for vacation. I've made a few good friends (some from RJ, some from being out in public). But friends can be made anywhere. Landscapes can be visited. But climate is my #1 determining factor for primary location, and I miss the South Florida climate, which is why I'm moving back there next month.
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    Aug 15, 2012 7:08 PM GMT
    Thanks for the suggestions. I plan on doing some 'off-tour' sightseeing (I can't tolerate packaged tours!) and I'll keep all those above mentioned in mind.

    Any RJer from the area want to meet up for a chance to get to know a new friend?
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  • ricknphx

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    Aug 26, 2012 3:27 PM GMT
    Sedona, Flagstaff and really anywhere in Northern Arizona is where most of my fellow Phoenicians and I escape when we can't stand the heat! You can't go wrong with some great hikes in Sedona and just enjoying the alpine scenery of Flagstaff. I try and get up to Flagstaff and put in some runs as the altitude (nearly 7,000 ft, I believe) does wonders for building endurance. Hope you enjoy our beautiful state!
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    Aug 26, 2012 3:53 PM GMT
    I adore Flagstaff, that's my default camping spot. Fortunately you're coming in October so you'll really be able to enjoy Sedona - the colors should be insane.

    Enjoy the trip!
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    Aug 26, 2012 4:21 PM GMT
    If you have the time to travel 140 miles (2 1/2 hours) north of Flagstaff to Page, AZ you will not regret it. A few places you may want to check out:

    Glen Canyon Dam

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    Lake Powell

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    Antelope Canyon (requires an authorized tour guide)

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    Aug 27, 2012 5:25 AM GMT
    venusrider saidJerome is a cool revamped mining town if yer into that. If you happen to southern Az...check out Bisbee. Also a former mining town....equally quirky.





    Agreed.

    In addition to the magical Sedona - Jerome and nearby Clarkdale are well worth checking out.
    They're great quirky old mining towns with lots of charm.

    And in SE AZ Bisbee is another mining town and a great place to visit.
    It's got lots of art galleries and is very gay-friendly.

    The Grand Canyon is a bit of a bore IMO.