Flying in with my bike to Mesa and planning on taking the two wheeled scenic route to the Grand Canyon in late December. Looking for some advice if anyone has done it before. Any suggested routes to take in as much scenery and culture as possible? I've got a week but I think I'll take three or 4 days heading up there and then catch a bus back to explore Phoenix or other areas before flying back out of Mesa. Is it hilly on the way or consistent up hill? Is there ample opportunity to find water if I take a route through State Forest? Plenty of places to camp/rent a room? Really any advice would be appreciated!