Hello all, I used this forum last year to plan a trip from Palm Springs to San Diego and had a few drives from suggestions I received on here. CA-74 was my personal favourite. Beaching the rental car at a vista point off CA-78 at the Imperial Sand Dunes was a low point at the time, but amusing looking back at it.
This year we are coming back in September for just under 3 weeks and staying with family again in Palm Springs, but this time I want to explore more. The tentative plan is a 2 night stay in or around Flagstaff and use that as a base to see the Grand Canyon and possibly Meteor Crater.
Google maps gives directions using I-10 then I-17, 405 miles. Anybody out there with local knowledge know a better route that avoids the interstates for parts of the way or the whole journey? Interstate route is stated as 6 and a half hours so any alternate route would be nice to do in a day but I'd be willing to stop over en route if needs be.