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Address: Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
Activities: Driving
Description: Scenic drive on the East Rim of the Grand Canyon.
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Better than we expected

Since we stayed at the RV Park in the village we were a miles from the gate and with our senior citizen passes in hand we passed through with ease for five straight days. However... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
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Titusville
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Titusville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Since we stayed at the RV Park in the village we were a miles from the gate and with our senior citizen passes in hand we passed through with ease for five straight days. However, for some reason we left the east drive until our fourth day...what a mistake. I proved to be the best experience other than sunsets. The... More 

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Colton, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
22 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Driving to the east rim is a winding road but easy drive. Along the way are scenic views worth stopping for a picture. It is less crowded as the tourists usually stay at the GC Village only to see GC.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This is the best way to enter the Grand Canyon. It is less crowed as many people enter through the main gate. The drive is amazing and keep a look out, you may see some wildlife along the road side. Many cars will pile up when there is a wildlife sighting. You can also stop at the tower and get... More 

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Escanaba, Michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Beautiful, but the west rim is way nicer! But how can you go wrong with the Grand Canyon. If you are limited on time, just do the west with the bus system they have.

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Evanston, Illinois
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136 reviews 136 reviews
103 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This tip was given to us over and over again, so we entered GCNP via the East Gate. Not only did we not have to wait in line, or deal with crowds of any sort, our entrance into the Park was gentle, and by following the East Rim Drive (which took a couple of hours, including multiple stops for viewing)... More 

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Westerville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

It was my experience that some of the best views and stops were long the East Rim. Definitely worth the extra time if you can manage it.

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Bridgewater, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We exited the park going this route (entered via the south entrance). Much less busy at the look offs (even though it wasn't crazy busy in the winter to start with). The views are just as impressive and the less inhabited feel added to the experience. Well worth a trip just to get away from the crowds and experience the... More 

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GTA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

Great location - we went on a holiday, and it was not crowded! The watch tower is beaufitul! We enjoyed a nice picnic lunch on some benches as we watched the birds over the canyon. We we're able to wheel a wheel chair to the bottom of the watch tower, but there are only stairs going up.

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Del Mar, California
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146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

A few years ago we entered the park from this far east side - a great way to enter the park instead of the main area from Tusayan. This past Christmas we stayed outside the park in Tusayan and spent 2 days exploring this east end of the south rim - there are less stops, less people and all the... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We were heading to Page from the Grand Canyon South Rim and this drive was beautiful! If you are lucky like us, you might catch a glimpse of deer herd crossing the road :) - Has a lot of view points and breathtaking views - these are less crowded than the ones near grand canyon visitor center.

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