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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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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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74 reviews 74 reviews
39 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

After watching the sunrise at Hopi Point, we headed back to the room, took a nap, and had breakfast, then loaded up the car and headed out the East Rim. So many great stops along the way. We spent the whole afternoon here and then watched the sunset. Perfect end to our last day at the canyon!

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San Francisco, California
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88 reviews 88 reviews
50 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

This 25 mile drive by car will get you to 4-5 vista points that you can do when the sun is up. It is recommended to go to Desert Watch tower for sunset.

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Odessa, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Traveled this road on the way out GC. Saw beautiful elk on this road with not too many bystanders so we could get some nice photos. Amazing how close people go to these horse-size animals. Scenery on this road was amazing.

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Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
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78 reviews 78 reviews
32 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

When driving to the Canyon take 40 west and head north into the south entrance. When you leave (assuming you are heading towards Flagstaff) take the East Rim Drive out of the park. As you descend there are wonderful vistas, and then you get to the point where you are looking out towards the painted desert. If you can time... More

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keller
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Having driven to the park from Phoenix and entered through Tusayan, we decided to take the East Rim drive and exit the park there. We enjoyed that as much as the main areas on the South Rim. There are some trails for hiking into the canyon and more history to learn there. One Tip: If you don't have to, do... More

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Abita Springs, Louisiana
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59 reviews 59 reviews
30 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This was just another beautiful and scenic drive up to the North rim showcasing another miracle of nature. The scenery was breathtaking and the drive was an adventure through time. Was disappointed upon reaching North rim as the road was closed due to a major rock slide and still wintery conditions. Traveled to Zion National Park as an alternative to... More

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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
28 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This trail is leaves the visitors center and continues to the trail head of Kaibab trail. Great views and places to rest. You can fill your water bottle at the bus stop back to the visitors center.

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Shawnee, KS, USA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Using east entrance on arrival let us enjoy Desert View and all east rim overlooks for afternoon pics. Then we could leave our car parked for rest of stay. East entrance far less crowded.

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Mission, Canada
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94 reviews 94 reviews
59 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

By entering from the east you get 25 miles of park to see before you get to the visitor center. All sightseeing is on your right witch makes pulling over very easy. I found that the canyon got better as you headed west and was the best.. at mathers point.

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Sunnyvale, CA
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180 reviews 180 reviews
52 attraction reviews
708 helpful votes 708 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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