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This place will fill up quickly for sunrise, so get there early. We had a hard time finding it in the cold and dark from the visitor center, plan ahead of time if you have the chance. There were many others looking for Mather's Point...More
If you only have a short time in the park, here’s your Kodak moment. Located just off the parking areas in front of the visitor center, lots of areas to get pictures. Of course, these places will always be busy!
In this area are several...More
This is the main most popular point just uphill from the Visitors Center at the South Rim. It is not very well marked at all but you just have to follow the crowd and intuitively where there rim would be. Lots of photo ops abound....More
As this is just behind the Visitor Centre, this is most people's first view, so it's quite busy here. But the view will take your breath away, it's amazing. The view doesn't change much though a little further along and there are many overlooks and...More
Around Mather Point there are many great opportunities for incredible photos. Even at the actual point itself is a giant rock from which you can jump and take a photo so it looks like youre jumping off into the Grand Canyon. Very popular with the...More
This viewpoint is closest to the visitor center and is therefore easiest to get to. It is only a short uphill walk from the visitor center. However, this is also the most crowded place to view the Grand Canyon. If you get on the shuttle...More
Response from Motivator535 | Reviewed this property |
Suzi, that all depends on what you want out of your experience. My parents would drive by the sign to say they had been to a place but never truly experienced it, and there are a small handful of vistas to help you see the... More
Suzi, that all depends on what you want out of your experience. My parents would drive by the sign to say they had been to a place but never truly experienced it, and there are a small handful of vistas to help you see the breadth of the Grand Canyon to do just that.
I would recommend that you leave early in the day and visit as many areas as you can and take in each of the pulloffs on the way since you live in Florida and may not experience it again. fyi the Skywalk is rather pricy, and there are short and long trails to hike on, so come prepared to your liking. There are several attractions with visitor centers and dining as well.
I came from the North and. around from the East side so there may be other options from the Vegas Side. Do bring plenty of water and batteries for your camera as well. hope this helps.
Response from csarchibald | Reviewed this property |
You have a couple of options. If you are just driving through East to West, it would be best to come in through Cameron (off Hwy 89) there are several view points (and I consider some of these to be some of the best). When... More
You have a couple of options. If you are just driving through East to West, it would be best to come in through Cameron (off Hwy 89) there are several view points (and I consider some of these to be some of the best). When you get to the visitor center, there are shuttles that will take you to view points along the rim (free). If you are going West to East, come in from the south at Williams off Interstate 40 and go directly to the Visitor's center and take the shuttles from there.