My fiance and myself are headed from Atlanta to San Francisco here in about a week. We'll be driving my 2wd SUV with a good sized trailer on the back. We're really looking for the most efficient route, but would like to stop at the Grand Canyon and possibly stay with a friend in Phoenix. We're planning on around 5 days give or take 1 day. Any ideas for the most direct and safest route to take? I know this time of year can be pretty snowy and have been looking at alternates to the Google Maps direct route, but can't really decide between 10, 20, and 40!?
Any advice is appreciated!