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East Rim Drive

Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice drive from east entrance to the Visitors center. Lot's of lookout places, not so crowded than village or mather point or Hermits Nest road. You even might see some wildlife.

Thank mmikko
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was low on my list. But it was fantastic. You can hop out of your car & see a different view at each point. This is where we saw the Colorado river the most. I'd recommend this for your first viewing, not mather point

Thank SherryOrndorff
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Start from the east rim if you're able. It allows you to really see the Colorado River and appreciate the canyon without crowds. They views are heart stopping as they are wild and raw and real. No pictures can prepare you for this experience.

Thank MasterMaineGuide
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not sure if its because it was the first stopping point or if it really is the most beautiful view of the canyon. But this view is spectacular and a must.

Thank GeneG547
Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

Driving the east rim was the best part of my trip to the Grand Canyon. There are so many turnouts with great views and many are no where as crowded as the main lodge/visitors center. If you have the time I highly suggest it. Tip...More

1  Thank erawson77
Reviewed April 8, 2017

My family just loved this drive and the spectacular overlooks and views it offered. There are constant places to stop and each one is a little different. It is well worth the drive and so beats the crowded South Rim. We drove up from Sedona...More

Thank Must-take-vacation
Reviewed April 5, 2017 via mobile

Lot's of places to stop and take in the breathtaking views. Give yourself at least 90 minutes to see everything. Take the 64 loop back to Flagstaff. More stuff to see!

Thank YearoftheRabbit
Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

The view was awesome. The canyon looks like a photo back drop. The colors are spectacular. This natural wonder of the world is a must to see and enjoy. The park service does a great job for us to enjoy!

Thank carl c
Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

Much less crowded part of our trip. Go to watch tower and walk on trails and it's like no one else is there. We entered park from this side and made way back to village. Was a great decision. All the stops are worth seeing...More

Thank langster12
Reviewed March 1, 2017

Late Feb/ March 2017: So I decided to embark on the scenic route to the GC. Flew into Phoenix and drove the 2hrs to Sedona, where I stayed for a night, with the intention of an early start to the Grand Canyon. After looking at...More

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Hi, how long did it take you overall to drive from Vegas to the east rim? We are planning our trip in may 2017, many thanks
August 3, 2016|
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Response from David M | Reviewed this property |
You are welcome have fun. Sorry about the late reply.
Tabitha W
Hi, We are staying in Williams and visiting the south rim. When we leave to head up to Page, AZ can we drive from the south rim to the east rim? I have heard that we can not but I havent found anything that says that we can.Thanks!
June 24, 2016|
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Response from David M | Reviewed this property |
I stayed in Flagstaff and drove route 89 north then turned off on to route 64 east to do the east rim drive. It looks like if you take route 89 south from Page you turn off on to route 64 east to do the east rim drive. I'm... More
JHow long do you need to do the East Rim Drive?
May 1, 2016|
Response from Dean L |
I'd give yourself at least two hours minimum and that's not spending much time at any one location. Desert View alone can consume an hour easily. The traffic in summer can be obnoxious due to the hordes of campers and... More