Plan a Road Trip from Phoenix to Grand Canyon


Road Trip from Phoenix to the Grand Canyon

A road trip from Phoenix to the Grand Canyon is the perfect way to see some of the most stunning landscapes in the United States.


The route winds its way through the red rocks of Sedona, providing stunning views of the surrounding landscape. There are plenty of opportunities to stop and take in the scenery, including hikes, viewpoints, and photo ops.

Bell Rock

The Bell Rock trailhead parking lot is a worthwhile stopping point as you drive north along route 179. It's one of the first red rock landmarks you'll see as you enter Sedona.

Chapel of The Holy Cross

The Chapel of the Holy Cross sits elevated on the red rocks that can be seen in Sedona. This building is rated as one of the best attractions in Sedona.

Slide Rock State Park Arizona

As you drive through Sedona, Arizona's famous red rock country, you'll see signs for Slide Rock State Park. The park is located in scenic Oak Creek Canyon, just north of Sedona.


Flagstaff, Arizona is a great place to stop and see some of the natural wonders of the area. Just south of Flagstaff is Sunset Crater National Monument which is a volcano that erupted about 1000 years ago.

A road trip from Phoenix to Grand Canyon is a great way to see some of the best scenery in the country. Starting in Phoenix, take I-17 north to Flagstaff. But instead of continuing on the interstate, get off the exit for highway 179 towards Sedona. Then head north on Route 89A towards Flagstaff.

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