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Scenic drive on the East Rim of the Grand Canyon.
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Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank William D R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank landfall90
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Suchita M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No matter how many times we have taken this road we always find something new to see. Sunrise is incredible across the mesa leading into the canyon.

Thank Deb T
Reviewed 23 May 2017

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 11 May 2017

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 27 April 2017

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 26 April 2017

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 18 April 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 8 April 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
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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
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
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!
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
JHow long do you need to do the East Rim Drive?
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