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Can you see into the Canyon driving east on AZ-64 E Rim Dr?

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Can you see into the Canyon driving east on AZ-64 E Rim Dr?

Heading east from the Village along AZ-64 E Rim Drive aside from pull-outs do you get any views into the Canyon? Views while you're driving?

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1. Re: Can you see into the Canyon driving east on AZ-64 E Rim Dr?

There is one pullover where you can partially see into the canyon. Otherwise you need to park and get out at the overlooks and walk a short distance to the rim.

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2. Re: Can you see into the Canyon driving east on AZ-64 E Rim Dr?

Thank you.

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3. Re: Can you see into the Canyon driving east on AZ-64 E Rim Dr?

Yes, that point is after a couple of miles after you start driving on Desert View Drive (64) on your left hand side.

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4. Re: Can you see into the Canyon driving east on AZ-64 E Rim Dr?

Thank you.

Zooming in on the Map view on Google and dragging my way along the road there seem to be a number of turn-offs with parking lots and views into the Canyon. Am I getting confused what the differences are between these and the single pullover you've both mentioned?

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5. Re: Can you see into the Canyon driving east on AZ-64 E Rim Dr?

With the turn offs to places like Grand View, Moran, Lipan and Desert View you usually have wider and deeper views over and in the canyon but this natural wonder actually is stunning from all points.

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6. Re: Can you see into the Canyon driving east on AZ-64 E Rim Dr?

Oh, don't I know it! Been twice. But only on day trips out of Vegas.

And I've now spotted my misread of Bob's post. I'm there now! Sorry all!

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7. Re: Can you see into the Canyon driving east on AZ-64 E Rim Dr?

There are a few spots where the road gets close enough to the rim so that you can "see" the Canyon but since, going east, you're driving on the side of the road away from the Canyon, all you really see are bits of the north rim peaks; you won't be looking into the Canyon below. I wouldn't consider it a view *while driving*. BUT at these spots, there are a few parking spots along the road (looks like a bus stop) so that you can pull-off and get out of your car to see the view. It's easier to do driving west, toward the Village, however, and these pull-offs are all close to the Village area.

Aside from these pull-offs, there are named viewpoints along Desert View. These are accessed by a turn-off, an actual road, off of Desert View (64). They are clearly signed. Each viewpoint has a parking lot, bathrooms, etc. At the viewpoint, again, you need to get out of the car to see the view.

Here's a map of Desert View road and the named viewpoints:

nps.gov/grca/…desert-view.pdf

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8. Re: Can you see into the Canyon driving east on AZ-64 E Rim Dr?

Great. Thank you for the insight and the map.

Early stages of planning at the moment so I'm not entirely sure of routes and directions.

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9. Re: Can you see into the Canyon driving east on AZ-64 E Rim Dr?

For what it's worth, here are some pictures from Desert View Road (AZ64) viewpoints as well as some from Hermit Road viewpoints. Both sets are around sunset.

Desert View Road viewpoints: http://sumi.zenfolio.com/gc_apr12_dv

Hermit Road viewpoints: http://sumi.zenfolio.com/gc_mar2013 (starting at slide #28)

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10. Re: Can you see into the Canyon driving east on AZ-64 E Rim Dr?

Fascinating. Thank you. Looking forward to taking my own.