East Rim Drive
East Rim Drive
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Scenic drive on the East Rim of the Grand Canyon.
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Have Camera, Will Travel
South Bend, IN3,573 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We stayed 2 nights at the El Tovar and exited the park to the east, down the East Rim Drive. It was not busy at all, which was nice. We stopped at a half dozen stops. Grandview and the Desert View Watchtower were my favorites.
Written 8 May 2024
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Bo M
Deltona, FL35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
This 23 mile drive was so much better than the south rim. Less crowded, less traffic, and fantastic views. There’s lots of view stops, some with restrooms. Just beautiful!!
Written 8 May 2024
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kellycharlie s
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We have been to the Grand Canyon multiple times, but this was one of the best experiences we have had! I highly recommend it. Come in on hwy 64 and it is like you are getting to see the Grand Canyon's beginnings. Numerous pullouts, both paved and unpaved. Short hikes to the rim if you want your own private trail and experience. I cannot recommend it enough!
Written 28 April 2024
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kay-cee-1138
Houston, TX430 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
This reviewer is assuming that "East Rim Drive" means Desert View Drive, which is Route 64 east of the Park Service's visitors center all the way over to the park's East Entrance.
The drive is well worth the time for visitors who may not have one or two entire days to visit the Grand Canyon. The road is in very good condition and winds along the canyon's south rim; often it is through the trees, but there are a half dozen or more pullouts or parking areas with viewpoints, and one can stop at as many or as few as one's time allows. Then after leaving via the east entrance, it's about 25 miles to route 89 and from there one can go south to I-40.
Watch for elk grazing among the trees, especially south of the road.
Written 21 December 2022
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lucycan
San Diego, CA3,490 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
The East Entrance is 25 miles west of 89 in AZ. Its a MUCH better option for getting in and out of the park as there is much less traffic AND all the lookouts are on this side anyways.
Written 25 November 2022
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cagatravel
Shellharbour, Australia561 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Most of the view points are free except for a small fee to view the small Colarado river.
From the East rim it seems like you see the start of the grand Canyon. This section is the only way to drive a car to the view points.
Written 14 September 2022
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Scielbi
Santa Fe, NM1,293 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Definitely worth doing the drive. If you are lucky, & we were again, You'll get to see elk & deer. We saw a large 11 point buck elk. Fantastic. Various places to stop & enjoy the magnificence of the Grand Canyon.
Written 23 August 2022
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Steve C
Aldershot, UK702 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
We arrived at the east gate. The first stop was a little busy and commercialised with some renovation work but all the stops were worth seeing. Tusayan museum was closed - said ‘open’ on the door.
Written 20 July 2022
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Lisa Hannon
24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Decided to take this route to Flagstaff. What a drive!! The views just kept getting better. We pulled off at almost every lookout. Just fantastic.
Written 30 May 2022
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TravelerCentralFLA
Clermont, FL1,686 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
We took the East Trim Drive after we visited the more developed areas of the South Rim in the National Park. There were some really beautiful views of the Grand Canyon on the Drive. We did it in the late afternoon and evening and the colors were really nice. I am glad we did the drive and we were able to enjoy the Canyon from the east side.
Written 22 May 2022
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