Desert View Watchtower, Grand Canyon National Park

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Observation Deck · Tourist Spot
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  • On several previous trips to the Grand Canyon I have only visited the west end of the South Rim. This was my first visit to the East Entrance. I have to say I love the east end of the canyon. It... 
    On several previous trips to the Grand Canyon I have only visited the west end of the South Rim. This was my first visit to the East Entrance. I have to say I love the east end of the canyon. It...  more »
  • The building here at the end of the "Desert Drive" is open but the tower is not. The building is another of the Park's Mary Colter designs. All of them seem to feature stone work. This one has a... 
    The building here at the end of the "Desert Drive" is open but the tower is not. The building is another of the Park's Mary Colter designs. All of them seem to feature stone work. This one has a...  more »
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  • Amazing building and spectacular views of the grand canyon. We got there after hours and didn't get to go inside, but don't feel like we missed much with how gorgeous the views were. It's a short paved walk, but has a bit of an incline coming back up. Plenty of places to rest along the way or just sit and enjoy the views. Deer and elk were hanging around the paths too to give that extra bit of nature for your viewing pleasure.
  • My first time seeing the Grand Canyon and this view point is a must stop!! Loved the little shops and it is not a long walk to the viewing deck. I have major back issues and made it just fine. What an amazing view! Breath taking!!

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