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Desert View Watchtower, Arizona
(4.8/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web)
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TripAdvisor
  • Beautiful Views of the Canyon. You can walk up the tower or take photo's from the viewing stand in front of the tower. The tower has a small gift shop and there is a snack bar and restrooms as well. 
  • Great places to have a nick. The view is beautiful and relaxing. You have the impression of being so small. Free and not a lot of walking.
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  • We chose this location to view our Grand Canyon sunset and boy was that a good choice. ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!! Took our breath away, the colors and light were incredible, it rained in the end,...  more »
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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