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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. To visit East Rim Drive on your trip to Grand Canyon National Park, use our Grand Canyon National Park holiday planner.
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  • Late Feb/ March 2017: So I decided to embark on the scenic route to the GC. Flew into Phoenix and drove the 2hrs to Sedona, where I stayed for a night, with the intention of an early start to the Gran...  more »
  • The east rim of the canyon is nice trip as you make your way from the South Rim (Grand Canyon Village) to the town of Page (which is the gateway to the Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend). The east ri...  more »
  • The East rim drive offers fantastic viewpoints, (except the Yaki Point) can be reached all well with the car. So much is going on here of course in the summer. The views of the various points are all terrific and worth it.
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