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East Rim Drive

Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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Type: Scenic Drives, Outdoors
Activities: Driving
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Owner description: Scenic drive on the East Rim of the Grand Canyon.
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Louisville, Kentucky
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184 reviews 184 reviews
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Everything about the Grand Canyon is unlike anything else. The sheer majesty of the place is awe inspiring. Our whole family really enjoyed the drive and took TONS of pictures.

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Toronto
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50 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We left by the south entrance and have to say it is very much worth arriving from the east if time permits. We we made a few stops and truly enjoyed our first views of this amazing site.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
34 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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113 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
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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
7 helpful votes 7 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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