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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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Stunning views with many viewing points

It may of been early afternoon and peak season but we still had a fairly quiet drive. Plenty of viewing points along the way to see views and colours which will stay long in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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Orlando, Florida, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Only thing wonderful about the east rim drive is the Vermillion Cliffs. Once you stop at the bridge (to use the bathroom as there isn't any for a VERY, VERY long way until you get to Cameron), the ride to the south rim from the north is boring. Make sure you have drinks in your car in case you break... More 

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

It may of been early afternoon and peak season but we still had a fairly quiet drive. Plenty of viewing points along the way to see views and colours which will stay long in the memory. Lots of wildlife along the way as well which always adds to the experience, it must be even better in the morning. After you... More 

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This was our last stop & was beautiful. Go up the tower for great views. The river is so visible. Bathrooms available. Spenser was gorgeous with the shadows. My best pictures were here!

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Gresham, Oregon, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Best kept secret in the Park. Ride the shuttle and enjoy some of the best views in the park. Be sure to go early AM as possible or near twilight of sunset but do not miss the last shuttle.

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Abbeville, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Otherwise we would have missed some of the best parts of the park like the Tusayan Museum and Desert View Watchtower. The buses do not go beyond Yaki point so if you want to see this part of the park, hop in your car and go at your own pace. Once we finished visited the east side of Grand Canyon,... More 

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Sedona, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The views are SO cool when cruising along a stretch of road like this. Scenic cannot say enough, great piece of driving and its own awesome experience.

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Sidney, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is a good drive to make early morning or at dusk. The elk and deer are usually grazing on bushes by the road, so don't drive to fast!

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Williamston, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Yes, you can see the Canyon from the Visitor Center and take the shuttle to visit the west rim, but you would be missing some of the best views if you don't hop in your car and drive along Desert View Drive. If you're already in the park and are planning to come back to the village at the end... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We drove the south rim eastward from Grand Canyon Village. Westward from the village is limited to the shuttle buses in the summer - you can't drive yourself there. Stop frequently since the views change at each stop as you go along. The single best stop is the Yavapai point observation stop and geology museum see my separate review of... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We didn't even have to get out of our car to see the beauty of the east rim of the canyon, but we did utilize a couple of the pull offs to get some great photographs!

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