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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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Enjoy the drive during sunrise/sunset

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Riverside, California
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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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Sutton, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

We really enjoyed our drive out of Grand Canyon on the East Rim drive. I recommend it as the preferred way in / out when heading from / to Bryce / Zion NP.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

If you want to avoid the crowds, then the East rim entrance (which is just 20 miles from the South rim entrance) is the place for your Grand Canyon experience. We'd previously done a lot of the other canyons (Bryce, Zion etc) so were concerned that the 'big' one might underwhelm us... it didn't. The East Rim visitor centre is... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

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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