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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 7 January 2018

If you have limited time to see the Grand Canyon then the east rim is a good option (we also had a wheel chair). Got to the East rim entrance around mid day there was six cars in front of us and it took about...More

2  Thank jonjon20
Reviewed 16 November 2017

We stayed in Flagstaff and came to the south rim from the east which allowed us to also visit the Sunset Crater Volcano and Wupatki Nat'l Monuments. The east rim drive of the Grand Canyon was well worth the trip

2  Thank 323teda
Reviewed 22 October 2017

This is also known as Desert View Drive. If you have your own transport, definitely do this drive. There are several lookouts along the way, easy to access and park. The shuttles do not go any further than Yaki Point. The Desert View Watchtower is...More

1  Thank PamF47
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Research touted this as the least used entry and a way to avoid some of the crushing crowds, so we drove the extra miles to use this entrance. It was worth the drive! By entering on the east, we were able to do quite a...More

3  Thank shennin52
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We were so happy that we took this drive along the east rim of The Grand Canyon National Park. We had many breathtaking views all to ourselves.

Thank Butterflydays
Reviewed 20 August 2017

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.

2  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.

1  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.

1  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

3  Thank Todd O
Reviewed 15 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

1  Thank native*texan*2005
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Tracy L
3 August 2016|
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Response from David M | Reviewed this property |
Hi We drove from Las Vegas to a town called Flagstaff. That was about 5 hours with all the scenic stops along the way. The next day we drove from Flagstaff to the East Rim Drive. It took 2 hours to get there. Nice... More
Tabitha W
24 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