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Desert View Watchtower, Grand Canyon National Park

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  • The Desert View area gives you a bit of a different perspective of the Grand Canyon, being about 20 miles east of the main South Rim trails and attractions. You can see the Colorado River very well fr...  more »
  • The Grand Canyon was on my Wife (Liz) and my 'bucket list' of must sees in our lifetime; it was the catalyst behind the idea of our US road trip; so was the 280 mile trip from Las Vegas to the South R...  more »
  • We took our kids, ages 6, 5, 3, & 9 months on a trip through 7 states, and this stop was probably a highlight for them. Kids in this age group can't comprehend the depth and width of the Grand Canyons...  more »
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  • Both of my visits to the Canyon began at this point. Both times, walking up to the tower & getting the 1st glimpse of the Canyon itself left me speechlessly enamored at the unmistakable beauty & the experience offered there. The East entrance is a MUST for those who prefer the unbeaten path.
  • What a great view of the canyon right as you get in, or leave depending on which way you came. A few good areas right on the edge to get some good shots. Also a good sized store and market.
  • I always stopped at this viewpoint for sunrise or as my starting point while exploring the park. Its very quiet and very few people in early morning here.
  • The tower was fun to climb and investigate. It made the beautiful view of the canyon more entertaining for our 6 year old (and us too).
  • 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.