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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was my favorite viewing spot in the South Rim Village area. There are multiple viewing decks and areas to climb here.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank kellylogos
Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sporty1823
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first view of The Grand Canyon. You walk up and it’s just there in all its glory! So spectacular!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kimraem
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When you enter the park from the South Matter Point should be your first stop. Breathtaking views and the park visitors center in right there.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MelissaO4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rmcleod999
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank finesilver
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CardiffMaddie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Arkadiusz W
Reviewed November 4, 2018

This is a wide angle viewpoint of the Canyon and will either be your appetiser or dessert depending on which gate you come through to start your visit

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank theresad114
Reviewed November 3, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Kelly M
March 29, 2018|
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Response from AmoghN9 | Reviewed this property |
There is a parking at the grand canyon visitor center already and it is free. Have you checked that already?
January 29, 2018|
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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
July 13, 2017|
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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