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East Rim Drive

Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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Type: Scenic Drives
Activities: Driving
Description: Scenic drive on the East Rim of the Grand Canyon.
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Sunnyvale, CA
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154 reviews 154 reviews
46 attraction reviews
506 helpful votes 506 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

1. The East Rim Drive is a 25 mile drive from the Yavapai Point near the visitor's center in Grand Canyon Park to Desert view near the East entrance of Grand Canyon Park. 2. Grand Canyon village to Flagstaff is 128 miles to Flagstaff through the east rim drive, whereas it is 95 miles to Flagstaff though the south entrance... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

The East Rim is about a 30 mile drive east of the main Grand Canyon Village. If you have the time, check out each look out point.

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Cincinnati Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

At the last minute, I asked my husband to turn around and take 64 East instead of the GPS recommended south route. The views were so different from Bright Angel Trails that it was like a different canyon! The watchtower stop is enjoyable and historical. Views were of desert, deep sudden cuts into canyons, the river, easily seen, and the... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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112 attraction reviews
724 helpful votes 724 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

I have been to several sides of the Canyon and find this section equally beautiful. I am told the north rim is a very different experience that is well worth the time but for me the East area is simply wonderful. You can see the Colorado river at various points. You can see good sunrises but not as good sunsets.

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Burnet, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Not my favorite part of South Rim, and North Rim is my overall favorite (see review of it under North Rim), but it is a very photogenic site with the Watch Tower. Can easily do this part of Canyon in less than an hour. Not to be missed if you are at South Rim. My visit was prior to 2010... More

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Outer Banks
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45 reviews 45 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

You hop on the tour buses and they drop you off at different overlooks to see the splendor of the canyon. There is another bus every 15 min to pick you up to the next site. It's all free too! Amazing views!!! Amazing

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Portsmouth, England
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

A good place to enter the Canyon Park coming up from Cameron. Able to stop at all the numerous parking places - very quiet when we were there as it had only just reopened after Federal shutdown.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

I drove out to the end of the drive where the watchtower is. Has some good lookouts along the way. Drive wasn't scenic as I expected it to be though. Worth the visit.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

driving further around gives different and better (?} views of the canyon than those on the main rim . also fewer people around worth the drive and for us was enroute to our nest destination

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Indianna,USA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

You must see the South rim for the grander of the Grand Canyon but the beauty of the Canyon is actually on the East side in our opinion. It has a desert view along with the canyon.

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