Originally Posted by KRose
I was able to find sites at both Dead Horse State Park Site 11 and Cave Creek site 29. So excited about the prospect of exploring around Sedona!! Then off to Cave Creek for closer access to the Brewers spring training AND exploring. Many thanks to twogypsies for your help
We live in the NW Phoenix valley. None of what you are discussing so far can be considered as being in that area. There are many old parks in that part of the valley, that are mostly run down mobile home parks now. They would be very poor choices and when I make recommendations to friends visiting I never consider any of those. They are dirt parking lots with no shade in dangerous neighborhoods.
Probably the best choice for a decent park would be in El Mirage, about 10-15 minutes from the stadium. There is Pueblo El Mirage Park, or Sunflower Campground. Very typical and clean RV parks. Next best will be in Surprise, about a 30 to 45 minute drive. Prices are a bit higher there.
The suggestion to stay in Apache Junction is the most undesirable of all options suggested so far in my opinion, requiring more than an hour long drive, right through the worst traffic imaginable, and crossing the entire width of the valley. Often the drive can approach two hours in peak traffic.
While Sedona makes an outstanding day trip, it hardly will serve to make regular trips to the stadium either. It's two hours and involves 6% grades. I'm actually writing this from Lo Lo Mai resort, which is about 8 miles from Sedona, where we are staying for the fall break from school.
I highly recommend this park as a get away if you want full hook ups, as well as Dead Horse Ranch Park if you don't need hookups, but certainly not as a location to access the stadium from.