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East Rim Drive, Grand Canyon National Park
(4.9/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Scenic, winds down through the forest to the desert. Awesome viewing areas ... we stopped everywhere. It was recommended in the park literature, and didn't disappoint. 
  • The viewpoints on the East rim drive are all stunning. You (almost) all reached by car. Only the viewpoint of the visitor center was totally crowded in August, so it was difficult to take pictures. On a trip through the South West an absolute must! Time needed: a good half day without rushing! Can the rest of the day at the West Rim drive (only with the shuttle bus possible) use.
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  • We didn't do this last time, much less people and fantastic views looking over the west. Well worth seeing.