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    marcinko6 Guest

    Default Flagstaff to San Diego in a day

    My main question here is pretty obvious, can it be done? I've heard conflicting reports and this seems like the best place to post. Since I'm not really from the southwest, I really don't know and would appreciate any input. I am going to attempt this feat(apparently) on a Saturday...nothing really special going on. Most people have recommended the southern approach, but I would be open to any suggestions/recommendations any of you might have. I pretty much have all day to get there...I'm not really expected in San Diego until 9 or 10 pm that night, at least. So yeah, your thoughts??

    Adam

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    Default A 500 mile day

    Quote Originally Posted by marcinko6
    My main question here is pretty obvious, can it be done?
    Adam,
    Yeah, that is no problem. It is about 500 miles by the most direct route (through Phoenix and down to I-8 and west to San Diego). Allowing for some slowing in the Phoenix metroplex and again in San Diego -- this will be a nine hour trip. You can do it a variety of ways, but if speed is your primary concern -- that due south to I-8 is the fastest.

    Mark

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    That was my original thought, so it's good to hear another voice of support. That being said, are there any particular points of interest you would recommend on the southern approach?

    Adam

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    Default We could make this a 20 hour trip....

    Quote Originally Posted by marcinko6
    That was my original thought, so it's good to hear another voice of support. That being said, are there any particular points of interest you would recommend on the southern approach?
    Oh-oh. How many hours would you like to spend on the way? I can easily add enough suggestions to make this a twenty-hour or five-day trip... Phoenix is a great spot for BBQ or Greek cuisine for lunch. And to work up some hunger, drive 89A through Sedona and cave creek. Montezuma Castle is pretty cool too.

    Zig-zagging a bit -- Organ Pipe is pretty cool and if you don't mind a bit of a hike the Goat Canyon Trestle is truly something to see -- just be darn careful!

    OK -- now this trip has easily passed 20 hours. Are you ready for more?

    Mark

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    Sure, I might be able to persuaded to take a few extra days:)

    Adam

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