Mather Point, Grand Canyon National Park

Lookout · Tourist Spot
The main observation area for the Grand Canyon, Mather Point includes a visitor center and parking for canyon hikers. The interactive visitor center introduces you to the natural wonder using high-tech displays, film, and hands-on exhibits. The highlight of Mather Point is the viewing platforms, which allow you to walk to the edge of the plateau for a breathtaking view of the canyon's painted walls. Consider attending a ranger talk in the rim-side amphitheater. Arrange your visit to Mather Point and discover more family-friendly attractions in Grand Canyon National Park using our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.
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  • Another beautiful spot. This was our first view as well and it was magnificent. I will never forget looking over and seeing it for the first time.  more »
  • Welcome center has restrooms and short walk to breathtaking views at Mathers Point. Relatively flat walking trail from visitors center, and along south rim provides ample places to take it all in...  more »
  • This is the perfect place for your first view of the canyon. Beautiful views. Easy act, close to visitors center and restrooms. It is crowded, so if you’re only making one quick stop there are many.....  more »
  • You will feel small looking at this magnificent magnitude. 100% nature work and there is no tiny photo that can capture its beauty. There are hikes that can be taken if you want to dive deeper in the Grand Canyon, but the view from the rim is a fantastic alternative if you prefer a bird's eye view without the exhausting hike.
  • Excellent view of the natural wonder... really should be on everybody’s bucket list. There’s a nearby visitor center and book store, and there are plenty of parking spaces. It is also well maintained. Just don’t go wandering beyond the safe zone.
  • Superior spot for first views of the canyon upon arrival at the Visitors Center. Highly recommend checking with rangers for general info. Excellent checklists are provided for your length of stay. We felt 2 nights IN the canyon was a great choice.
  • Over looking the beautiful canyon, this a good place to start for those who are just visiting for the first time. Surrounding paths are wheelchair accessible, but the point itself has a few steps leading to the edge of the canyon. Shade is available along main path, not available at the edge.
  • We had a blast on our trip here. Beautiful park and knowledgable people who work here. Everyone we spoke with really made us feel welcome. I really want to come back.

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