Mather Point, Grand Canyon National Park

The main observation area for the Grand Canyon, Mather Point includes a visitor center and parking for canyon hikers. The interactive visitor center introduces you to the natural wonder using high-tech displays, film, and hands-on exhibits. The highlight of Mather Point is the viewing platforms, which allow you to walk to the edge of the plateau for a breathtaking view of the canyon's painted walls. Consider attending a ranger talk in the rim-side amphitheater. Arrange your visit to Mather Point and discover more family-friendly attractions in Grand Canyon National Park using our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.
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  • We only had 2 hours at the park and the ranger suggested the Mather Point. It is conveniently located at the visitor center. Plan on walking a lot and the sun is hot.  more »
  • The view from here is the best if you’re wanting a panoramic view of the canyon. It’s really crowded here, but if you are patient, you’ll get a great photo.  more »
  • Our guide advised us this point to have good views of the Grand Canyon des ground, after having flown over. Really is a good place, with a car park within walking distance
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  • Took us a long time to get to Mather point. We underestimated the magnitude of the park and unfortunately missed watching the sunset here but we'll definitely be coming back to see it here. It was beautiful and extraordinary, a sight to see for sure! 😍🤩 Magical
  • Amazing views. Grand Canyon Village is must visit. Fossil walk was excellent experience. You can enjoy the breathe taking views. We should be bit careful while taking photos on very steep sides. Free shuttles are available to different points. The Grand Canyon is a steep canyon carved by the Colorado River in Arizona. You will get nice views of canyon while walking in the Grand Canyon National Park.
  • Mather Point is the nearest viewpoint to the main Grand Canyon Visitor Centre and makes an excellent place to be introduced to the canyon and its remarkable landscape. Here you find a plateau extending into the canyon a bit, providing 270 degree panorama views and many glimpses into the canyon depths. There are also many opening viewing spots on both sides of the point, along the Rim Trail. All of them provide breathtaking glimpses of the Grand Canyon, images that will be sketched in your mind for quite some time. Seeing the Grand Canyon for the first time is a real 'Wow' experience and there are few better places to do this than Mather Point. Crowds and many other excited visitors create a wonderful sense of anticipation as you approach the viewpoint on foot. When you finally catch your first glimpse of the Grand Canyon just prepare to be awe inspired! It is absolutely remarkable. It leaves one rather speechless. This is a great location to be introduced to the Grand Canyon! Views don't come much better than this anywhere in the world.
  • Be ready for the crowds! Depending on what time of year you're their it might be pretty hot so you'll definitely want to pack a water bottle. It moves pretty quickly, so don't get too stressed. Everyone eventually gets their turn at framing that perfect panorama. Great view though, I think the layout of the point could be better so it doesn't bottle neck so quickly.
  • It has been really great to see one of the natural wonders of the world. This overlook offers a great view, especially for Sunrise. Though it was cold it appeared a crowd for a very early morning. Of course, the beautiful shine and changing color of the sky and the reflection of the light on the rocks justifies the crowd. The rim trail offers further view at different places. Enjoyed the thrill of climbing down up to lower tunnel though many were pursuing further down.

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