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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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New Haven, Connecticut
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We drove the scenic drive from the Village towards Desert View on our way out of the Grand Canyon towards Page, AZ. We didn't stop at every point, but we did stop at a few including the Grandview point, and Moran Point, the Watchtower at Desert View, all with great views. We were also able to see a lot of... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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34 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Drove this drive from the Village to Desert View and Watchtower. Able to park at every view point easily and the views are all beyond belief. Pick up a leaflet online as facilities are not available at many stops. Restaurant at Desert View served good tasty food.

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Cheddington, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We travelled this route on our from staying at Grand Canyon village and only wish we'd had more time to stop at all the fabulous views of this ever-changing landscape. We also got to see condors ( probably) soaring below us. There are lots of stopping points and none of them were too crowded to stop at.

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Melbourne, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We drove in this way and stopped at all the lookout points along the way, each spectacular views. Restrooms available at many of the stops.

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Clovis, New Mexico, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

After traveling to the canyon for many years we finally drove from the east side. The watch tower is quite the piece of architecture. Don't forget to stop at Shoshone Point and take the 1 mile hike to the rim. Shhh! it's beyond a locked gate. Go around it and enjoy the peace and quiet there.

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Victoria, Canada
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204 reviews 204 reviews
114 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The drive itself isn't interesting very often, but if you're starting out at the main centre it's worth the drive see the desert viewpoint. The drive itself is mostly trees with very few vantage points from the road. There are other viewpoints to stop at, but for us they are mostly more of the same except for the desert viewpoint.... More

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Belen, New Mexico
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Take your time to drive this route. Take plenty of cold water and take advantage of bathroom stops. Charge your camera batteries!

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Smithtown, New York
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7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We did this as part of a 12.5 hour tour. It took 3.5 hours to drive by bus. Most of the time you can’t see the canyon so I spend a lot of time sleeping because there was really nothing to look at. We stopped at so Indian Trading Post which I really can’t comment on because I didn’t go... More

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Media, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews 55 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We stopped at all the points as we traveled from the south rim to the desert watchtower. It's amazing how different the views are along the way--and none less stunning than another. We got out to the watchtower which is very neat and climbed to the top (we thought an easy climb). More excellent views from yet another vantage point.... More

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Havre de Grace, Maryland
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162 reviews 162 reviews
41 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This drive gets you away from most of the crowds, which tend to concentrate near the visitor's center. Several excellent views and turnouts to stop at. Each viewpoint gives a different perspective on the canyon. Good interpretive signage is quite helpful.

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