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Scenic drive on the East Rim of the Grand Canyon.
Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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This 22 mile drive along the rim of the Grand Canyon is amazing. There are several stops with slightly different views of the canyon.. Avoid Desert Watchtower, it was very congested even in late October. Navajo Point and Lipan Point were perfect for us.

Thank Evelyn C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Words cannot describe the variety of spectacular views from this drive. Views are mostly from lookout points and parking lots get crowded in the summer, after Labor Day or before Memorial Day the best time, in my opinion.

Thank PeterD2327
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go in through the East rim and end up at the south gate, best bet if you are coming from Phoenix if you can get to Antelope canyon same day well worth it

Thank isolamia59
Reviewed July 10, 2018

We took this drive after spending 4 to 5 hours walking along the South rim. We thought this would be a relaxing, scenic drive where we did not have to walk or be around people - lol. Well, not so. You must drive off the...More

7  Thank Debkb1
Reviewed June 12, 2018

Driving along the Grand Canyon is a wonderful experience and the East Rim Drive is no exception! The Views are amazing!

2  Thank dshirley
Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

We came in on the south side but exited the park through the east entrance. Highly recommend driving along the east rim of the canyon. We believe some of the best views are on the east rim with fewer tourists. The watch tower near the...More

4  Thank Faith501
Reviewed May 30, 2018

Great way to see the east end of the Canyon - we entered from the East entrance which starts at the Watchtower. This was by far the busiest stop along the drive but worth checking out. As you continue west there are plenty of places...More

Thank Jen K
Reviewed May 27, 2018

This was our first stop when coming from the Navajo country. Anazing view, colorful rocks, breathtaking view.

Thank gittamm
Reviewed May 22, 2018

If/when you make it to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, don't limit yourself to the just the congested views from the immediate vicinity of the lodges with 95% of all the tourists. You can walk a couple of miles back and forth to...More

Thank Studio9
Reviewed May 21, 2018 via mobile

May not be as popular as west rim drive will very good shuttle bus system, but thanks to is attractions well worth visiting. Main attraction is of course watchtower observation point. Other stops along the way are very nice too, not by all means worse...More

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Mel A
August 10, 2018|
Response from ElFeliz | Reviewed this property |
I found weekday tours a lot more leisurely and enjoyable. Everything beyond Vegas, e.g., Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, etc, are swamped with weekend RVers, weekend tourists etc. Depends on what your tastes are for your level of... More
Sue M M
May 27, 2018|
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Response from ElFeliz | Reviewed this property |
Drive. you will not regret it No schedule is the way to go. With fantastic vistas like no place else, you can take your time and just bask and glow in nature's finest at your own pace. Your heart and soul will thank you.
Tracy L
August 3, 2016|
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Response from David M | Reviewed this property |
Hi We drove from Las Vegas to a town called Flagstaff. That was about 5 hours with all the scenic stops along the way. The next day we drove from Flagstaff to the East Rim Drive. It took 2 hours to get there. Nice... More