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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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Drive from East to South Entrances

We drove up from Flagstaff and entered the park via the East Rim entrance, then drove along the 25 mile rim road to the South Rim entrance. It is a gorgeous drive, lots of scenic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 7, 2016
nmeas1
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Drove from Vegas to see the Grand Canyon and decided to go via the East Rim entrance, and then come back on the West Rim drive. It's about an hour longer drive, but much more interesting scenario with a number of stops before getting to the main area. You get a better scope of just how large and long the... More 

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

We drove up from Flagstaff and entered the park via the East Rim entrance, then drove along the 25 mile rim road to the South Rim entrance. It is a gorgeous drive, lots of scenic overlooks, great trail access - and NO TRAFFIC! We entered on the Friday of a holiday weekend and found no other cars at the entrance,... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

The drive along the East Rim Drive gives you access to 6 different view points and a couple of picnic areas and you get to drive through a pygmy forest. Yaki Point requires that you take the shuttle bus but you can drive to all the other view points on your own and they all give you tremendous views. Lipan... More 

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

We took a super long trip from California to Las Vegas and then from here to Antelope Canyon, East rim, South rim and back again. Unfortunately the Antelope Canyon was shut due to rain and we couldn't see our hand in front of our face at the South rim because of heavy snow (in May!) !!!?? So the East rim... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

A nice scenic drive along the canyon with beautiful view points along the road. If you are travelling from the East you should definately take this road.

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Fort Collins
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

It is just as scenic as the South Rim and less crowded. There is no shuttle bus service here. You can drive at your leisure. Be sure to stop at Desert View Watchtower. You can climb on top and enjoy the view. Kids will love it. The interior of the watchtower has various Native American drawings. I think there was... More 

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Boardman, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

We had been to the South Rim before, so this time we approached from the East. We loved it. The East Rim is beautiful. We especially enjoyed the Lipian and Grandview Point overlooks. I think they are more beautiful than the South Rim overlooks. There were more people than I was led to believe but still not as much as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

My husband and I entered the Grand Canyon through the East entrance on the South Rim. This is a much less busy way to enter the Grand Canyon compared to the main South Rim entrance. We drove in with no problem. We immediately stopped at the Desert Watch to get our first glimpse of the canyon. Then, as you continue... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Traveled to east rim of Grand Canyon. Definitely must go & see views from Watchtower. Don't have to climb to top to enjoy beautiful Canyon. Many scenic views between there & south rim. Take layers due to elevation & wind!

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San Marcos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Many people enter the park from the south (From Williams) and never see the East Rim Drive. This is the route to the Eastern Exit (64 East to Cameron). There are some of the best viewpoints along this stretch of highway and this also means there are fewer people at these viewpoints. Even if you are entering the South entrance,... More 

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