Really dark, elevation changes from 1200 ft. to 7200 ft,, and very curvy in a lot of places. I would not do it after a day of flying. It's a beautiful drive during the day so I'd spend the night in the Phoenix area and head out the next day.
Thanks so much! Just made up our minds!
Any possibility you can change to fly into ABQ instead? I would take the Google estimate of about 6.5 hours driving to be very optimistic. Plan on more like 8 just driving plus stops. Makes more sense to me to fly to ABQ, even if there is some cost difference involved.
The biggest concern about that night drive is wildlife in the road- elk or deer. Please be very careful. I hate to think of you making that long drive right after getting off a plane. Any chance you could spend the night by the airport and begin your journey the next morning. It would be much safer and you’d love the scenery!
Yes we’ve decided to stay put. Too risky for not knowing the terrain and being tired, also.
Thank you. I was wondering if we could get out of town without going too far as to be dangerous travel at dark.