Grand Canyon's Top 10 Lookout Points


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Which are the lookout points that truly make you ponder? Let us help you on your quest, for here are a few Grand Canyon Attractions that will create “quite the scene”,

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Grand Canyon's Top 10 Lookout Points

  1. 1. A room with a view. A view to die for. A bird’s eye view. Different point-of-view. But which one is the best? How about combining them all into one? How about combining them all into one? The Grand Canyon is choc-a-bloc with lookout points that let you gaze upon its magnificence. But which are the ones the leave you filled with an omnipresent sense of awe; of childlike wonder and a sense that the world is so much bigger than our own little bubbles? @grandcanonNGVC Points to Ponder Grand Canyon's Top 10 Lookout Points
  2. 2. @grandcanyonNGVC Which are the lookout points that truly make you ponder? Let us help you on your quest, for here are a few Grand Canyon Attractions that will create “quite the scene”, if you can pardon our pun. Standing tall at 7,400 feet (2250 meters), Grandview Point is one of the highest points on the South Rim. Yaki Point Head east to the Yaki Point, the first marked view point on the East Rim. Get an unobstructed glimpse the east side of Grand Canyon. Grandview Point:
  3. 3. @grandcanyonNGVC For heart-hy and rustic views, head to the lookout studio. Perched at the Canyon’s edge near Bright Angel Lodge in the South Rim, The lookout Studio provides plenty of photo opportunities of the endless photo ops of the panoramic vistas which lie ahead. Lookout Studio
  4. 4. @grandcanyonNGVC From the South Rim, look down onto to the serpentine Colorado River and spot the Phantom Ranch. This popular lookout point offers views of the North Kaibab and Bright Angel Trails as well. For a closer look into the canyons various Geological delights, there is an array of observation scopes places along the rim. Yavapai Point
  5. 5. @grandcanyonNGVC Along the South Rim is a point where you can get unobstructed views of two prominent pinnacles - Vishnu Temple and Temple of Zoroaster. Excellent for viewing sunsets, this lookout points affords a view of almost quarter of the entire Grand Canyon. Mather Point
  6. 6. @grandcanyonNGVC Moran Point gives you fantastic views of the Red Canyon. Further along, you can glimpse on the swirling waters of the Hakatai Rapids, a famous stretch of white water. Make sure you lookout for the Sinking Ship, a fascinating geological formation which appears to do just that when silhouetted against the setting sun. Moran Point
  7. 7. @grandcanyonNGVC The Desert View & Watchtower are structures built by Mary Colter way back in 1932, which almost seem to blend into the landscape. With its natural architecture, the tower blends in beautifully with the backdrop and provides fantastic views of the River, The San Francisco Peaks and the Painted Desert. Desert View & Watchtower
  8. 8. @grandcanyonNGVC Further across the Desert View point is Marble Canyon, part of the Vermillion Cliffs National Monument. Watch swirling ripples of dynamic color transform the thousand foot cliffs, daubing brush strokes of orange, vermillion, red and purple as the sun sets. Vermillion Cliffs
  9. 9. @grandcanyonNGVC Overlooking the eastern Grand Canyon and Painted Desert, this viewpoint is the highest on the North Rim overlooks Point Imperial and is a great spot for the shutterbugs as well as zealous hikers to capture the sun as it awakes. Point Imperial
  10. 10. @grandcanyonNGVC What’s great about this point is its amazing package deal – View a spectacular sunset, a winding Colorado River, the inner Gorge with its interesting geological layers, and the Grand Canyon Supergroup – a collection of mesmerizing sedimentary rock formations. It can’t get better than this. Lipan Point
  11. 11. @grandcanyonNGVC News & Events Read about the latest at the Grand Canyon and National Geographic Visitor Center. We’ll keep you up to date with the South Rim and Grand Canyon National Park. Almost Famous Visitor From the Blog Grand Canyon Visitor Center is always excited to profile the best testimonials and visitors become “almost famous” for a day as we share their story on our web site and through social media. If you’d like to be profiled on our web site, we’d be happy to have you! Visit our sign-up page and share your story! Get some insider information from National Geographic Visitor Center staff on things to do while visiting the Grand Canyon.