So, (and I partially knew this already), the drive from the Grand Canyon to Phoenix is a very interesting one. Namely in that it passes through some very interesting vegetation. I.E. a coniferous forest. Which is not the first thing that pops into my head when I think, “Arizona”.
So, not bad. Views like this are what make me like western Idaho. Of course summer could be a whole different story, but still better than straight desert.