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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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  • Came from Monument Valley so entered GCNP from the east. Stopped at every view point along this route. Good road but needed sunglasses due to the setting sun. Only about a 20 mile drive but took a cou...  more »
  • Here are some of the desert view drive. After the Canyon to the next destination. It was a really great point. Encountered, squirrels and coyotes.
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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.