A Quick Guide to the Grand Canyon East Rim

When you picture the Grand Canyon, views of the many scenic overlooks on the South Rim, or perhaps even the rugged North Rim or growing Grand Canyon West region, are often the first that spring to mind.

Unlike the South Rim, North Rim, and Grand Canyon West, there is no officially designated tourist area on the eastern rim of the Grand Canyon. Locals use the term “Grand Canyon East” to describe an area where there are a number of famous sites and views of the Grand Canyon, but it is not an official designation used by the National Park Service; some of the “east rim” is located on Navajo Indian Tribal Lands, but the majority of the sites are encompassed by and accessible from the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Read more