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Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona - Scenic Drives

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There are some excellent scenic drives available at Grand Canyon National Park. Many feature overlooks with tremendous views out over the canyon. By far the most popular routes are those on the South Rim near Grand Canyon Village. Your options are listed below.

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  • Rough Dirt or Gravel
  • 2-3 hours
  • 57 miles round trip

Buck Farm Overlook offers a spectacular view of Marble Canyon and the Colorado River, with the Vermilion Cliffs to the north and Navajo Mountain to the east.

  • Maintained Dirt or Gravel
  • 1/2 hour
  • 9 mile round trip from Jacob Lake

Buck Ridge Point is probably one of the least visited overlooks on the North Kaibab, but one of the most interesting. This scenic vista provides a truly unique view of the Arizona Strip, the plateaus of southern Utah, and Mt. Trumbull.

  • Maintained Dirt or Gravel
  • 1-2 hours
  • 32 miles from Kaibab Plateau Visitor Center

Crazy Jug Point Scenic Drive leads through a ponderosa pine forest to a nice view of the Grand Canyon looking into Tapeats Amphitheater.

  • Maintained Dirt or Gravel
  • 1 hour
  • 9 mile round trip

East Rim Viewpoint Scenic Drive runs through mixed conifer forests interspersed with meadows changing to ponderosa pine and pinyon-juniper along the north side of the Grand Canyon.

  • Maintained Dirt or Gravel
  • 1-2 hours
  • 28 miles round trip

Fire Point Scenic Drive offers a panoramic view of the Grand Canyon, similar to Crazy Jug Point, except that more of the Canyon to the east is visible from here.

  • Paved
  • 1-2 hours
  • 26 miles oneway

The East Rim Drive covers 26 miles between Grand Canyon Village and the Desert View overlook at the East Gate of the park. Lookouts are along the way.

  • Paved
  • 1 hour
  • 16 miles roundtrip

This popular route runs 8 miles west from Grand Canyon Village to Hermits Rest along the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.

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  • Allow at least 1 hour to drive this Byway.
  • 42 miles (67 km)

Travel across the mountain lying down, or "Kaibab" as the Paiute Indians called it. The Kaibab Plateau-North Rim Parkway, a scenic route beginning at Jacob Lake, will take you through the pine, fir, and aspen trees of the Kaibab National Forest and leave you gazing in wonder on the edge of the North...

  • Paved and Dirt / Gravel
  • 1 to 1-1/2 hours
  • 23 miles roundtrip

Marble Viewpoint Scenic Drive runs along the north side of the Grand Canyon to a nice viewpoint.

  • Maintained Gravel
  • 2 hours
  • 40 miles roundtrip

The drive to Parissawampitts Point leads through a stately ponderosa pine forest to a panoramic view of the Grand Canyon and its tributary canyons.

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