From Death Valley, we started heading toward the Grand Canyon. Along the way, we had plans to stop at Seligman.
If you’ve got kids, you’ve surely seen the movie Cars.
Seligman was the main inspiration for the film. When Interstate 40 was built, Seligman (built right on Route 66) experienced a serious decline.
After years of lobbying, local barber, Angel Delgadillo, was able to obtain Historical status for the iconic route.
We stopped by his old barbershop (now a tourist-y shop where you can often catch sight of Angel himself), and ate at his late brother Juan’s Snow-Cap Drive-In nearby.
From there, we headed toward Sedona. I have always wanted to see the Red Rocks – and it was lovely.
BUT, and this is a big but…the road south to Sedona isn’t much better suited to an RV than that road we couldn’t do over in Sequoia.
I would have loved to spend a little more time here, but we needed to get closer to the Grand Canyon…so we were off.
We didn’t have a place booked for the night, and as we headed north, I quickly scanned google for campgrounds.
There is a Flintstones themed campground just south of GC that seemed like it might work, but as we pulled up, we were less than impressed.
Quick googling again turned up a spot called Ten-X.
The cost was… $10 for a night. But sites were first come, first serve…and it was about 6:30pm.
We got there and found a spot…AND got to see some Elk up close and personally.
You’ll notice the charred trees – this is from a controlled burn a few years prior.