Desert View Watchtower, Grand Canyon National Park

Desert View Watchtower is located in Grand Canyon National Park. Take a look at our Grand Canyon National Park holiday planning website to schedule your visit to Desert View Watchtower and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • this is a must stop for anyone visiting the park. it takes just a few extra minutes and ends or starts your visit with some absolutely breath taking views.  more »
  • This was a another highlight on our trip to the Grand Canyon. There is plenty of parking, restrooms, places to purchase food ice cream and gifts.  more »
  • Very cool building with lots of history. Many people but not too crowded. Excellent first glimpse of the canyon if approaching from the east.  more »
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  • A great place to watch the sun set. Multi directional views. You can see all the way down to the Colorado river. There is also a small area below the lookout to go exploring and climb some rocks.
  • This tower gives you beautiful views of the Canyon and the Colorado River. Definitely try to make it up to the top! It's worth the hike and tight spaces on the stairs to get up there. There's also a little rooftop access on the first floor that offers great views as well.
  • Incredible place to see. Lots to learn, history. Beautiful view friendly people tourist and staff would love to come back and see it again. highly recommend
  • This is a must see. It's an easy walk up. Very crowded inside. The views are super. They have lots of areas to picnic in the area. It's free to go up and there's a gift shop inside. We really enjoyed it. It's a little better view than the other scenic overlooks. I wouldn't miss this one. Outside there's a nice viewing area too and a restaurant for the basic food needs. Plenty of historical information kiosks too.
  • I wish I could give this 25 stars! Serene, beautiful; everyone I saw enjoyed themselves. I thought the views were spectacular, the attendants were pleasant, and I would recommend this to anybody that loves national parks.

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