Day trip from Sedona to Grand Canyon

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Making a Day Trip to Grand Canyon from Sedona Aug 10, 2008
Question: Can you make a day trip to Grand Canyon National Park from Sedona?

I have been asked many times about the possibility of visiting the Grand Canyon as a day trip from either Tucson, Phoenix or Sedona. The answer to the questions is as follows: NO for Tucson and possible for Phoenix, I guess if you are really desperate you can make it from Phoenix for a few hours. However it is possible to visit the Grand Canyon as a day trip, and actually feel like it was worth while from Sedona. Yes you can make a day trip to Grand Canyon National Park from Sedona and back with at least 7 hours to see the Canyon. Can you do the same from Phoenix? It would not be advisable to do it from Phoenix, it is unrealistic if one considers the traffic. People with limited time but with the desire to see the Grand Canyon can leave Sedona as early as 8:00 am (7:00 am is recommended to maximize your time). Take Highway 89A through Oak Creek Canyon then follow I-40 to Williams. From Williams take AZ 64 all the way to Grand Canyon Park. The trip should take two hours if no stops are made from the time Sedona is left.

It is recommended that you make the trip on a week day and make a stop at the IMAX Cinema in Tusayan to see and learn the history of the Grand Canyon before heading into the Park. Week days are less busy than weekends. It is not necessary however since you can purchase the movie on the return journey and view in the convenience of your home. If you stop at the IMAX, you will then head over to Mather Point, your first stop and dramatic view of the canyon. You will then drive on to the different view points at least 6 with Lipan Point as your last stop; it is close to the East gate exit. From the East Gate, drive on to Cameroon and take highway 89 back to Sedona.
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