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Activities: Driving
Description: Scenic drive on the East Rim of the Grand Canyon.
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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Brisbane
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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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Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Visitors are allowed to drive their own cars along the East Rim Drive aka Desert View Drive. There are about 8 viewpoints and about 6 picnic areas. Watch for elk and mountain lions especially in early morning and evening. At Tusayan Museum and Ruin there is a short trail around an old pueblo ruin. Desert View offers food, fuel, drinking... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We drove from the South Rim all the way across to Page Az. This is a beautiful drive with many stopping points to view the canyon rim. The road is easy to navigate and a smooth drive.

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 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 51 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 8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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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