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Located at Yavapai Point, this viewing station also houses a few small exhibits describing the geological history of the Grand Canyon, a bookstore which is operated by the Grand Canyon Association and a number of labeled picture windows which look...more
About a mile east of the Visitor Center, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
+1 928 638 788
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Reviewed August 27, 2017

To get here, you need to take the Orange (Kaibab Trail) shuttle from the South Rim Visitor Center-- a very busy place here which has great exhibits that illustrate how the different levels of rocks have formed in the Grand Canyon. The big relief map...More

Thank karenpammy2016
Reviewed February 6, 2017

Yavapai point located not very far from the visitors centre, is one of the best lookout stations on the Rim trail. This point literally juts out the farthest into the open abyss and is perhaps the closest you can come to seeing the depths and...More

1  Thank RaktimRay
Reviewed October 28, 2016

This is a great place to watch the sunset over the grand canyon. Plenty of places along the rim to get an excellent view. Wrap up warm though - it gets cold once the sun goes down and can be very windy!

Thank Pole2Pole_Images
Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Don't miss the Yavapai area, I feel it is the best area for viewing the canyon. The view is spectacular! You must walk out to the point and take pictures. The museum helps you learn more about the history of the area. I especially enjoyed...More

1  Thank cream78
Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Indoor viewing out of the elements. Also has interesting facts and other displays to view. Very clean and well maintained.

1  Thank Ken H
Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

The Yavapai Observation Station is a short bus ride from the visitor's center and an invaluable part of any South Rim visit. Outside are incomparable views of the park. Inside are insightful exhibits helping to interpret what you are seeing out the windows. Be sure...More

2  Thank AlexanderD
Reviewed August 10, 2016

Traveling from the east entrance of Grand Canyon Park taking in all the viewing stops along way was exhilirating! This station offered refreshing amenities.

Thank RiverLifeTN
Reviewed July 30, 2016

A nice way to end your visit to the park. You get a good view from the top of here. Recommend after hustle and bustle of the visitor centre.

Thank sengaburt
Reviewed July 29, 2016

Our first sunset at the Grand Canyon was rainy. We waited it out at the Yavapai Observation Station. It sits on the edge of the rim and has great views through big windows. There are interesting exhibits to look at while you wait out the...More

Thank Kimberly H
Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

The observation is neat to see and has good information about the park. It's right by the Yavapai point, and so I would come here as something more along the way rather than go out of my way for this.

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