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Grand Canyon West Rim Drive

Basics
Location:
Along the South Rim of the Grand Canyon
Setting:
Desert
Surface:
Paved
Suitable Vehicle:
Any Vehicle
Length:
16 miles roundtrip
Time:
1 hour
Season:
Drivable year round

Description

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

Please note that at peak times of the year this drive is only available aboard free shuttle buses that stop at all the lookouts.

Details

Location:
Along the South Rim of the Grand Canyon
Setting:
Desert
Surface:
Paved
Suitable Vehicle:
Any Vehicle
Length:
16 miles roundtrip
Time:
1 hour
Main Roads:
W Rim Dr
Season:
Drivable year round

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