It was my 10th trip to the Canyon and the best view of all. Absolutely worth the 2 1/2 hour drive from Fredonia over washboard, cattle crossings and will-the-car-make-it turns in the last 10 miles of road. We particularly enjoyed the "Tuweap Metropolitan Area" sign at the ranger station.
No other people...just us and the little chipmunk who came looking for (but didn't get) lunch under the single shade tree. We spent hours gazing out at the river that carved this breathtaking canyon and exploring as much as we could see from the rim. Lava Falls, that class 10 rapid we rafted years ago looked tiny and unthreatening from Toroweap.
Oh...and did I mention the first-class restrooms practically hanging over the canyon? And no people?
A high-clearance vehicle is a must (one with great tires), lots of water, ample food, and time to just gaze at the most outstanding view of the most outstanding natural wonder in the world.