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Description: Scenic 33-mile drive which must be taken in a clockwise direction since...
Scenic 33-mile drive which must be taken in a clockwise direction since areas of it are one-way.
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you absolutely have to go slow, and you have to stop often or the driver never gets to see anything except the drop off either side of the road. there are no shoulders to the road... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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South Bend, Indiana
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South Bend, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

you absolutely have to go slow, and you have to stop often or the driver never gets to see anything except the drop off either side of the road. there are no shoulders to the road and the road is narrow, especially on the western side of the lake. but the views are incomparable, as much as it could be... More 

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Otley West Yorkshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We drove the whole route and loved it. We took almost all day for the drive. We stopped many times for the views across the lake. We even drove down to see The Pinnacles. Do the drive but give yourself all day you'll need it and won't regret it. Just make sure you have food and water with you and... More 

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Hanover, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We arrived before 9am and easily drove around the rim without much traffic. The view is worth the trip.

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Edmonds, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

SCARY!!!!! If you are afraid of heights, you will want to skip this drive. We only made it 2 miles before we turned around.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I enjoyed the narrated trolley tour. We learned a lot and traveled comfortably. Understanding what we were looking at was worth the cost of the tour.

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Trinity, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This is one of the most beautiful places in the Northwest. You can drive around the rim road in one hour with out stops. I suggest you allow at least 2-3 hours to fully appreciate the park. You will not be sorry.

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Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Might be obvious but for those visiting Crater Lake, the Rim drive is a must. The scenic highway is just what it sounds like; a drive around the rim of the lake. There

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The drive around the rim is wonderful. Lots of places to pull out for pictures. Views of the crater is just breathtaking. As well as a few waterfalls. The roads are in excellent condition and clear. Also lots of places to stop and have a picnic if you wish. Great time was had by all.

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United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We only did a small part of the west rim drive, due to the uncomfortable exposure to fire smoke in the park. But the views were incredible, other than the very hazy skies. The pullouts are not labeled to match the map, so it is challenging when trying to go to a specific site to know when you're at that... More 

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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This tortuous drive must be taken by all visiting this fabulous park. It has many viewing area where you can park your car and see fantastic panorama.

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