San Francisco to the North Rim
As part of a trip to the USA I'd like to include the North Rim of the Grand Canyon and Monument Valley. To save time I'd like to know if I can get to the North Rim from San Francisco in day light hours (I don't want to drive in the dark) - as follows;
Fly from San Francisco to Phoenix.
Take a shuttle to Flagstaff.
Pick up a rental car and drive to the North Rim
I hope to stay at least two nights at the North Rim and then drive to Monument Valley to spend another two nights before heading back to Flagstaff. A "must do" for me is to take photographs at sunrise and sunset in both places!
This will be my first trip to the Canyon and I ought to include the South Rim but I've read too many negative comments - I can only visit in July next year - a very busy time at the Canyon!