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Desert View Watchtower, Grand Canyon National Park

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  • This area is one that I have only seen twice but each time I come away in more awe of it. Scenery, architecture, and spiritual is the best way to describe it. Everyone should try to make it there if p...  more »
  • The tower is magical and stunning. It melds with the landscape and is visually very appealing. Inside is really lovely, a mix of Native American art painted directly on the walls, with very Southwest ...  more »
  • You can climb to the top of the tower for great views of the canyon. The inside is a large spiral staircase several stories high, with cool paintings on the walls. It looks like it's a thousand years ...  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.