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Scenic drive on the East Rim of the Grand Canyon.
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  • Very good14%
  • Average1%
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“great drive” (6 reviews)
Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First, hike the rim trail as much as possible, then take the time to drive as much of this as you can. There are several places to stop and each has a unique view.

1  Thank lentz316
Reviewed 14 August 2017

If you're taking this all the way to the North Rim the geology is amazing. Even for a shorter drive the overlooks are interesting, but not stunningly different from the South Rim.

Thank bigguy00
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We took the free shuttle buses along this route and saw some incredible views of the canyon. There are so many places to stop along the route with incredible views of the canyon. This is a must do on your trip.

Thank bwco
Reviewed 2 August 2017

It is still surprising how large and beautiful the Grand Canyon is; pictures don't do it justice. The East Rim has much less tourist activity compared to other locations. There are numerous places to pull over to get different perspectives. You can easily drive into...More

2  Thank Todd O
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Arrived at east entrance gate as it was starting to rain. Absolutely beautiful to see the canyon on the rain. The monsoon season brings afternoon rain somewhere - not long but the sky is gorgeous and the colors are more vibrant. This drive was beautiful...More

Thank native*texan*2005
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Have not spent much time on the East rim drive in the past. With a week to spend at the canyon we had the time. The views were awesome. The views of the river were great. The drive opened up so much more of the...More

2  Thank fishoakcreek
Reviewed 1 July 2017

We drove the East Rim scenic road because it's the only option during peak season because the South Rim won't allow private vehicles, you have to park at the visitor center and take the shuttle. We like having our own car, and the East Rim...More

3  Thank TravelinMac
Reviewed 22 June 2017

In the South entrance out the East I say. SO much more of a peaceful way to enjoy and see the canyon. With many turn outs to park and get different views, picnic spots plus get away from the crowds it's a SUPER great way...More

2  Thank William D R
Reviewed 15 June 2017

This was a wonderful drive. Saw very few other vehicles. Be prepared for lots of dust on the back of your vehicle, something we don't mind. Great views - ones not usually seen in video or photographs.

2  Thank landfall90
Reviewed 7 June 2017

We got some great advice to enter Grand Canyon Park from the East Rim entrance. We entered near Desert View and got our first look at the canyon at the Desert View Watchtower. This stop was a lot less crowded than Mather Point and we...More

2  Thank Suchita M
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Tracy L
3 August 2016|
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Response from David M | Reviewed this property |
You are welcome have fun. Sorry about the late reply.
Tabitha W
25 June 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
1 May 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

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