East Rim Drive, Grand Canyon National Park

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Try to comprehend the grandeur and scope of the Grand Canyon along East Rim Drive. The drive will take you to the highly-visited south entrance with the chance to stop at numerous viewing points along the way. This part is a less-crowded area of the park, offering scenic views. Make a stop at the watchtower, see the Colorado River, or watch for animals. For East Rim Drive and beyond, use our Grand Canyon National Park online trip planner to get the most from your Grand Canyon National Park vacation.
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  • The eastern gateway to the park offers the only possibility of this route by car or motorhome to ride and everywhere at the View points to step out. Plenty of parking space and
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  • 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...  more »
  • I don't see the name of East Rim Drive brochure. The desert View Drive in runs east toward desert view from visitor centre at 22 miles (35 Km) of roads. Along the way there are Grandview/Moran/Lipan/Navajo points. Some places like nozoki込meru Canyon, and cars parked on the roadside. Toilet facilities are located in Grand view point. Restroom in the desert. You want to make sure the view from there, stopping at each point. Roads are very easy to run.
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Where to stay in Grand Canyon National Park

You'll find plenty of options if you want to stay inside Grand Canyon National Park. Most campgrounds and lodges sit around the South Rim area, and they tend to fill up quickly for summer visits, so book as far in advance as possible. The price range for lodge accommodations varies greatly, so there's something for nearly every budget. The less-visited North Rim features one lodge. For those who hike to the bottom of the canyon, dormitories and cabins are available at Phantom Ranch. If you can't secure a place in the park or find something there to your liking, the small village near the south entrance offers inns and economy motels. You’ll have the convenience of nearby restaurants if you stay there.
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