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Desert View Watchtower, Arizona
(4.8/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web)
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  • You can drive to this point , however it may be hard to find parking in summer. The view from the watchtower is amazing , you can see beautiful views of the canyon with the Colorado river. Don't miss ...  more »
  • This is an excellent place to watch the sunset, then to view the stars. It is almost free of artificial light. My adult kids were able to see the Milky Way for the first time in their life. Able to la...  more »
  • Mother in law, husband, son, and I visited the Grand Canyon during Thanksgiving week. The panoramic view from this stop is breathtaking. This stop is a must! 
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  • I know you grew up hearing the Grand Canyon is this giant hole in the earth that's nothing like you've ever seen before well... it's true it's all true, this place is magnificent. All the pictures you've ever seen on google don't do the place any justice as there's nothing like watching the sun set on the horizon. This place is beautiful. What are you waiting for? Adventure awaits! If you decide to buy souvenirs make sure you do so at the Native American shops that are on the road leading to the watch tower because if you think they are expensive now the price jumps 1000% at the Grand Canyon gift shop.
  • It was a great view above the tourists, but the narrow stairs and walls did not make me feel comfortable and I'm not claustrophobic! It was cool to be in such an old, historical building though
  • Cool stop to visit. Restrooms, food, and gas available. You can go up the watchtower and have a great view of the canyons.
  • Now that they got rid of the gift shop in the base of the building and returned it to a more historical place, I love it all here. One of the best places to see sunset. Standing here, you can understand why Mary Jane Colter built this magnificent building here. It has some stunning views of the canyon and has that spiritual feel to it. So much history in the structure, its architecture and its location. The murals inside the tower, the overlook windows and the point itself. One of the few places you will want to read all the plaques detailing the overlook, the building and the 1956 plane crash that happened out from the overlook.
  • Great views of the end of the canyon and start of the desert beyond. Tower gives picture window views. Indian art work on walls. Well worth a stop