One of the highest points at the Grand Canyon South Rim, Yavapai Point offers unobstructed views over the gorge, its deep twisting canyons, and multicolored butte formations. At an altitude of 2,152 m (7,062 ft) above sea level, it marks the start of an easy, well-shaded paved trail leading to the Grand Canyon Historic District. Don't forget your camera, since this vista point is also a popular spot for watching the sunset. The observation station features educational displays about the history and geology of the canyons. Using our world travel planner, Grand Canyon National Park attractions like Yavapai Point can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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Yavapai Point may have been my favorite place in Grand Canyon National Park. We visited the Geology Museum and small gift shop, which we enjoyed, as much as we could as it was partially closed by... more »
Easily accessible with nearby parking lot with some of the best views of the Grand Canyon along the South Rim but as a result also one of the busiest locations in the Park. Great area for watching... more »
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