Desert View Watchtower, Grand Canyon National Park

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Desert View Watchtower is located in Grand Canyon National Park. Take a look at our Grand Canyon National Park holiday planning website to schedule your visit to Desert View Watchtower and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • We saw this view with canyon ministries and I highly recommend them. They point out all the best views available.  more »
  • This was an amazing stop that we almost missed. I didn't go up it but my husband and children did. The walls were fascinating and the whole area is spectacular. Beautiful views you don't get anywhere....  more »
  • This view is easily my favorite view of the canyon! The watchtower is beautiful. We could not go inside the tower, but there is a gift shop in the base of the tower. The road to the watchtower is a....  more »
  • The east entrance of the Grand Canyon is beautiful and less busy then the main south rim center. The watchtower has some great views and history to enjoy. Take your time and don't rush to the popular areas of the canyon. You'll enjoy it even more.
  • One of the best views to behold in the general area! This is a very serene place but could get busy with tourists. But an amazing place to be nonetheless. Has shops, ice cream and food options but nobody really comes there for that. A must visit if in the area!
  • Amazing views, nice tower, decorated with Native American / Indian art. Gift shop at the base. Steep climb up to the top of the tower. Restrooms and a cafe nearby. Also there is a gas station and campgrounds within walking distance. Plenty if parking space.
  • The views are amazing. It was not too crowded today. There is a little store and deli to grab a quick bite to eat. Bathrooms are clean. The hike down to the watchtower is fairly easy on a nice paved path.
  • Loved visiting the Grand Canyon, don't limit your visit to the regular spots. Finish your visit at the Desert View Watchtower for more spectacular views of the GC. Can't wait to go back again soon. Don't forget to bring plenty of cold beverages during your visit. It get hot throughout the day. Enjoy.

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