East Rim Drive, Grand Canyon National Park

4.9
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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  • Entered and toured the South Rim but exited by the East Rim Drive. Travelled 50+miles and was still viewing the Grand Canyon from the driver's side window. Several lookout points where you could...  more »
  • I can't give anything less than 5-stars to the East Rim drive because the whole canyon is so incredible, but I will say that the canyon views around the East Rim are not quite as spectacular in...  more »

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