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East Rim Drive

Address: Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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Type: Scenic Drives, Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Driving
Owner description: Scenic drive on the East Rim of the Grand Canyon.
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Type: Scenic Drives, Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Driving
Owner description: Scenic drive on the East Rim of the Grand Canyon.
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GTA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW 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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San Diego, California
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174 reviews 174 reviews
83 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Taos, New Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Not as many view points as the west rim, but every view is spectacular. Don't miss the Desert View tower at the end.

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Livonia, Michigan
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62 reviews 62 reviews
29 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

The road to the east entrance was where we saw elk (a lot of elk) and 2 coyotes. The scenery really changes as you take the road to the east entrance with lots of overlooks. It is really worth the drive, even going outside of the park a ways gives you more amazing and varied views.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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184 reviews 184 reviews
95 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

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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237 reviews 237 reviews
50 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
71 helpful votes 71 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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