Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park

Scenic Spots in Grand Canyon

Bright Angel Point

The paved trail to Bright Angel Point (0.25 mile/0.4 km) provides one of the North Rim?s most spectacular views. Walk slowly and pace yourself; Bright Angel Point is 8,148 feet/2,484 meters above sea level (5,780 feet/1,762 meters above the Colorado River). High altitude and an elevation change of 200 ...

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Desert View

The Desert View Drive or East Rim Drive (Highway 64) leaves Grand Canyon Village and follows the canyon rim east for 26 miles to Desert View - at the east entrance to the park The Desert View Watchtower, constructed in 1932 as a replica of a prehistoric Indian tower, commands ...

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Phantom Ranch Area

  The Phantom Ranch area  of the Grand Canyon is unique--a last vestige of riparian habitat in Arizona. It also boasts a long history of human occupation. In some ways it has remained remarkably unchanged--still remote, still accessible only by foot, mule, or river. But it is a dynamic environment. Phantom ...

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Toroweap Overlook

The View from Toroweap Overlook, 3000 vertical feet above the Colorado River, is breathtaking; the sheer drop, dramatic! Equally impressive are the volcanic features, cinder cones and lava flows, which make this viewpoint unique in Grand Canyon National Park. Renowned Lava Falls Rapid is just downriver and can easily be ...

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