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Address: Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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Scenic drive on the East Rim of the Grand Canyon.

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Great 25-mile drive along the south rim in Grand Canyon NP

We entered the park through the east gate and drove to the visitors center area with many amazing stops along the way. The cost was $25/car. Considering we spent well over half a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Dubuque, Iowa

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Dubuque, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We entered the park through the east gate and drove to the visitors center area with many amazing stops along the way. The cost was $25/car. Considering we spent well over half a day here, we thought that was a pretty fair price. When we first arrived in the park, it was very overcast, we were told it would pass... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After stopping at the visitors center we drove the East Rim. You cannot see the canyon during most of the drive. There are several overlooks that are wroth seeing. They have parking areas and the views are fantastic. IF you are at the Canon do yourself a favor and take this drive and see the Canyon from several excellent viewing... More 

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Asheville, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove in through the main gate and did Mather Point and all the other observation places along the Village. They are beautiful and breathtaking. The next day we decided to leave headed East toward the Painted Desert. The views a even more spectacular AND there are a LOT less people. We ooohed and aaaahhed for the next hours. A... More 

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Elkhart, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

After reading reviews of how to do the Canyon i liked the idea of not being stuck in long lines and mobs of people. I start at the east rim which has a Najaho base not part of the park but a great stop before. They do request donation which I just gave them a couple buck and only stayed... More 

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Sacramento, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

This drive takes you out along Navajo land and is just an amazing view of the grand canyon. If you have the time, make the journey.

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Lansing, MI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

The drive to the East Entrance from Flagstaff via 89 north qualifies as a wonderful experience in itself, with spectacular views of the Vermillion Cliffs to one side and the Painted Desert to the other, along with pull-offs on the road to the Canyon featuring dramatic views of the Colorado River. Things get even better once you reach the Grand... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

We drove into the Canyon from the South entrance and drove out of it to Page via this Desert View area. This is by far the longer entrance/exit drive but so much more spectacular than the drive in from the South. There are a lot of vista stop points along this Eastern Rim drive. We stopped off at one unnamed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

I agree with previous reviewers that it is much more scenic to come through this route. We left through the south rim and there isn't nearly as much to see. It's fun looking at the Village on the visitors end. The parking lot was packed so I'm glad we started at the other end. We only had a few hours... More 

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Issaquah, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Saw a spectacular sunset at the Watchman Tower. Love every minute in the Grand Canyon. You can walk along the rim a see so much beauty everywhere you look. It's an awesome view down to the Colorado River and to know you are looking at the far eastern edge of the canyon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We entered the Grand Canyon via the East Rim stopping at some of the overlooks – Desert View Watchtower, Lipan Point, Grand Viewpoint and Pipe Creek Vista. We took our time and the road is easy to follow and well signed for viewpoints. Enjoyed the drive with some of the best views of the Grand Canyon.

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