I am new to this site, great resource for travelers! I am traveling from San Diego to Grand Canyon via Palm Springs in the middle of July. My planned Itinerary is San Diego - Palm Springs (Stay over night). Next morning Palm Springs - Desert Center - via 177 & 62 to Vidal Junction - via 95 to Needles. Take old Rte 66 from Needles all the way to Seligman, then I-40, 64 & 180 to Grand Canyon.
Couple of questions
Is it too hot in mid July to drive throughout the day, stop to enjoy beautiful scenery and historic attractions?Any special consideration like travel only early in the morning or late evening? Any additional travel tip to drive through the hot desert area during peak summer is helpful.