Desert View Watchtower, Grand Canyon National Park

#11 of 82 in Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park
Observation Deck · Tourist Spot
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 great spot to get some incredible views of the canyon. You can see it all from here. Historical landmarks, the Colorado River, hiking trails, etc. There is even a gift shop and cafe if you.....  more »
  • If it makes sense with your route of travel, I highly recommend coming in the East entrance. That whole road from that entrance is gorgeous with many lovely (and not busy) pull outs. Desert View is...  more »
  • The east entrance of the Grand Canyon is beautiful and less busy then the main south rim center. The watchtower has some great views and history to enjoy. Take your time and don't rush to the popular areas of the canyon. You'll enjoy it even more.
  • One of the best views to behold in the general area! This is a very serene place but could get busy with tourists. But an amazing place to be nonetheless. Has shops, ice cream and food options but nobody really comes there for that. A must visit if in the area!

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