I am my wife are planning for a christmas trip from Phoenix to Las Vegas then to GCNP and Flagstaff.
But there are certain queries I have,
1) Is it a feasible trip starting early morning 24thDec,2011 and returning back on 31st Dec,2011.considering the Winter Storm and winter condition in GCNP and Flagstafft?
2) My wife is fond of snow shoeing, and wanted to do that. Is Arizona snowball is best place to go for that or Flagstaff nordic center for Family fun in snow?
3) What is to see in Grand canyon? Will it be open in this time of the year.
4) IF winter doesnt allow us to compelte the second half of the journey that is from LV to GCNP and Flagstaff? What other scenic options or familt travel do I have from LV. Remember I need to get back to Phoenix so option that are not very much in diversion from this route are welcome..
LAst but not the least, I heard some very bad stories about Flagstaff traffic in December? Is it virtually impossible to drive in Snow around this time of the year. Any special precaution I need to take, I have a 2000 Toyotta corolla, Shall I opt for something good in terms of vhicle? Do I need to have my tire c hained because of snow?