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East Rim Drive, a few miles west of Desert View, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is on the east end of the park which makes for great light when the sun sets in the west. This is one of the few spots you can see the river below which makes for great photos. It's a very short walk from...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sporty1823
Reviewed November 3, 2018

First headed to Desert View watchtower, but it was socked in by fog...good views here just after sunrise

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BLtrvl
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

My favorite vista of our trip. A gorgeous photo op of the Colorado River slithering through the multicolored layered canyon. A not-to-miss vista on anyone's Grand Canyon visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 981eunicer
Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

You can drive and park for free at this view point. There’s also plenty of space so if it does get crowded (which it does at sunset), you don’t feel too crowded. This is a great viewpoint to see the Colorado River and rapids area....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank carawasthere
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

This view point shows again the huge dimension of the Grand Canyon. How big the nature and how tiny the human being.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank steelriver2014
Reviewed September 25, 2018

The Lipan Point is the 3rd view point when accessing the South Rim Grand Canyon when entering from Highway 64. It is west of the Sesert View Tower

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tvler8
Reviewed September 24, 2018

One of many lookout points on the south rim of the Canyon. I cannot decide which one gives the best view. Upon reflection, I believe that you should move slowly and see them all. Each gives a slightly different perspective... Enjoy!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MarcinDrP
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Great views of the river from this location. You also see some of the rapids that are hard to see from anywhere else. Don’t miss this.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank amitps
Reviewed August 23, 2018

Another viewpoint at the South Rim. Right at the edge and requires minimal walking so is good if one has mobility issues and wants to visit. Like the rest of the viewpoints offers breathtaking canyon views.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Tony M
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

Another fantastic place to get awesome photos of the grand canyon. Take a pano shot at each of your stops along the south rim

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Beth M
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Kidu e
August 18, 2017|
Response from Elspode | Reviewed this property |
We took a guided bus tour and enjoyed it very much. i recommend going this route as you can focus on the sight seeing and not on the driving and parking.
Trevor M
March 15, 2017|
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Response from comanche47 |
Bright Angel to Watch Tower about 25 miles.