Canyon Tour
Air travel to Phoenix can make a Grand Canyon tour( article) around the Colorado River simple because of the good selection of rental cars at Phoenix Sky Harbor airport and the good roads leading  north through Sedona for the South rim of the grand Canyon.  Highways then go west towards las Vegas and then northeast out of Las Vegas for a loop around the Colorado River that will put you within spectacular red rock canyons including both the north and south rim of the Grand Canyon.  

Valley of Fire State Park
North on Route 15, out of  Las Vegas, the Valley of Fire State Park near the shores of  Lake Mead is a desiccated landscape of red rock and broiling sun.  Snappy dry Mojave Desert air keeps it interesting but still Nevada’s oldest park has few visitors touring its bubbles of red rock set against a cobalt blue sky and its twisted arches of red sandstone that frame distant cliffs.
Most travelers speed through on their way to Utah's  Zion and Bryce canyons to the north............
The Grand Canyon Route 66
South Rim Views
Las Vegas
Grand Canyon Trips  became a whole lot easier with the opening of Phoenix Arizona's Sky Harbor Airport car rental garage. Go right from your flight to your rental car and before long you are touring through Sedona on the way to the Grand Canyon.
The rental return is just as easy, no more shuttle from the rental agency, just an elevator ride to the terminal.
The frontier town of Williams at 6,700 feet along the old Route 66 provides some nostalgia which includes lunch in a 1950s diner. The Grand Canyon Railway runs steam and Diesel trains twice daily out of Williams to the south Rim of the Grand Canyon.

The road to Las Vegas runs right over the top of 762-foot high Hoover Dam. On one side, Lake Mead and two years worth of Colorado River water bordered by 550 miles of shoreline, below, a concrete base 660 feet thick that took 4.5 million Cubic Yards of concrete to build, and on the other side, Colorado River water headed for the agricultural fields of Arizona and California.
Lake Mead near Las Vegas has a swimming beach with palm trees that will have you thinking Caribbean.
Steam train Rides in Williams Arizona
Stone ruins near the volcano of Sunset Crater
Air Travel To Phoenix For  Grand Canyon Trips
Grand Canyon,North Rim
Base in Phoenix for Trips to The Grand Canyon of Arizona, South Rim, 228 Miles
Williams Arizona on Route 66
South of the canyon, the road from Phoenix can take you through Flagstaff, Williams and Wapatki, and Sunset Crater
From Phoenix the trip north to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon (228 miles) can go through Sedona and then through Flagstaff. This article will describe a circle route that will tour the Colorado River around the Grand Canyon, both North and South Rims and several other canyons in Arizona, Utah, and Nevada, and will include a stop in Las Vegas.
Once at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, you can go south and then west to las Vegas or east and then north to Antelope Slot Canyons at Page and then to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.

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From Phoenix you go North through Sedona, Flagstaff, or Williams for the South Rim of  The Grand Canyon of Arizona
Air Travel To Phoenix For  Grand Canyon Trips can put the North and South Rims of the Grand Canyon and Brice and Zion (above right) Canyons within reach
Air Travel To Phoenix For  Grand Canyon Trips will lead through Williams and its steam trains
Phoenix as a base For  Grand Canyon Trips will allow you to reach Marble Canyon, the staging area for raft trips.
Air Travel To Phoenix For  Grand Canyon Trips lands at Phoenix Arizona's Sky Harbor Airport where plentiful car rentals soon have you touring through Sedona on the way to the Grand Canyon.

To save on air travel choose to
travel on certain days.
According to the experts interviewed by Scott McCarthy in a Wall Street Journal article, the
best days to fly are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday. These days bring the best ticket prices.
The day that you buy the tickets is also important.  The best time to buy your tickets is one or two months before your travel day and the
best days to buy are Tuesday evening, Wednesday,  and Thursday.  
Saturday and Sunday are not good days to make your purchase, they are apt to bring the
highest prices because weekends are when many people are shopping for air tickets.
Phoenix make a good base for Grand Canyon trips
Air Travel reaches Phoenix AZ which is a good base for Grand Canyon trips

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