Powell Point, Grand Canyon National Park

Enjoy sweeping views of the Grand Canyon from Powell Point, dedicated to an early explorer who ventured along the Colorado River through the spectacular scenery. Shuttle buses will take you up to the point, which remains relatively less crowded than other spots in the park. Sunset and sunrise are particularly memorable, but no time of day disappoints with these vistas. Powell Point is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Grand Canyon National Park Edition.
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  • Nothing prepares one for the Grand Canyon. Seen many documentaries about it, read photos, trip reports, but then you stand there speechless and every vantage point brings goose bumps.
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  • Like all the other points along the south rim, Powell Point has excellent viewing of the canyon. What makes this location unique is that it is also a memorial to Powell, so there is some history to be...  more »
  • An incredible place, I recommend if you are in Las Vegas leave early if you go by car. It's a rather long trip. In the Park have several lines of bus to go to the various points, can also do it by car.
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  • Rainbows possess an unparalleled beauty just about anywhere they show up, but above the Grand Canyon makes for an extra illustrious scene. I almost left my perch at Powell Point as a threatening thunderstorm approached. I waited a few extra minutes, however, curious to see at least the beginning of this meeting between canyon and storm. As depicted in the accompanying photo below, I was rewarded for my wait, as a rainbow came to form out over the canyon’s expanse.
  • Awesome view no matter how many times you have seen it.
  • This spot is accessible either by taking the shuttle or by hiking the rim trail. There is a small spot that juts out into the canyon after you take a few steps up. It can get quite windy quite fast on this point as the weather changes super quickly. Beautiful spot for photos, but it does get busy at the actual viewpoint.
  • Beautiful views, but there are better options at Maricopa and Hopi.
  • Not much crowded but one of the most beautiful points at Grand Canyon

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