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Address: Grand Canyon National Park, AZ

Scenic drive on the East Rim of the Grand Canyon.

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Watchtower is great

Be sure to go up the watchtower. The view is great. There is a gift shop and cafe here also. Short walk to attraction.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Belleville, Michigan
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Belleville, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Be sure to go up the watchtower. The view is great. There is a gift shop and cafe here also. Short walk to attraction.

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Kent Island, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decided to make our way to the South Rim by way of the East Rim drive. We followed along the Rim to have the opportunity to stop at vantage points to view the Little Colorado River and the canyon gorge. Most visitors drive directly to the South Rim, where it is well worth the extra time to drive in from... More 

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Noosa Heads
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The drive is essentially along the rim and there are a number of points to stop and watch the Canyon.Like all the Canyon it is a great drive.

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Melrose Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We entered the park by the east entrance and drove this road to Grand Canyon Village to set up our tents. We explored it again later in the week. There are multiple lookouts and pullouts in the twenty plus miles. The Watchtower is worthy as is Shoshone Point. It is a reservable area but you can explore it if it... More 

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw both a sunrise and sunset from here and even though it was quite cloudy both times it was still stunning. I could have happily stayed here all day looking out over the Canyon - the colours and stripes of the rock are beautiful - have lots of space on your camera because you will take lots and lots... More 

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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great way to start or end your day as the colors shift rapidly with the rising/setting sun. And don't feel guilty/cheap for driving and just stopping at the lookout points to take photos. You'll have plenty of opportunity to walk during the daylight.

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Gunma Prefecture, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

An early morning drive will refresh you along this scenic route. We stopped at many of the look out points while enjoying the sunrise. Dress in layers and bring your coffee & tea. The roads are in great condition. We drove on the road twice, once before dawn and then on our way to Antelope Canyon. Don't over plan, enjoy... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

We stayed in the park so we didn't have any traffic at 8 am. it is very scenic and you can stop along the way to see different angles. The sun coming up gave incredible shadowing.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

DESERT VIEW DRIVE Very pretty road. Several stops are available on this route. Stop at GrandWiew Point, there is an extraordinary sight on the Colorado at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. It is very beautiful. Then down an impressive pass without too many contours. The Desert View Drive joins the Highway 89 on which, after Cameron, there is the... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

The south rim side is way touristy and the shuttle bus trail is way too boring. Instead one should explore east side of park and especially not miss Desert View watch tower. The drive is enjoyable with no or very less traffic.

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