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Powell Point, Grand Canyon National Park

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Enjoy a spectacular view of the sunset from Powell Point. Climb the top of the formation, and observe as the sun falls behind the red rocks in the distance. Witness how the light hits the canyon, and how it changes hues, from red and orange, to dark brown. Read the plaques that stand next to the path, on the way to the point, and learn about the man it was named after, and other interesting facts. Wear hiking shoes as the terrain can be difficult to manage. Plan to visit Powell Point and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Grand Canyon National Park attractions using our Grand Canyon National Park vacation planner.
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  • Famous so much as the point or not? It was not crowded. But well seen the Sun was also the Canyon in the morning sun illuminated. Really cold in the morning so securely to winter!
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  • Catch the earliest shuttle to get there by sunrise - absolutely fabulous! If walking back take plenty of water and remember there are no facilities until you get back to the Bright Angel Trailhead.  more »
  • Another stopping point on the shuttle bus. If you are lucky to have someone familiar with the areas, you will hear the history behind it's name. As will all the stops, it offers great views of the can...  more »
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  • This was our favorite place on the whole south rim. Not a lot of people, so we were able to spend a good amount of time enjoying the quiet and the view. If you don't have a whole lot of time, catch the bus to Powell Point!
  • The best thing about this point is the small path that extends into the canyon. There is a raised platform at the end of the path that allows a very good 360 view of the area.
  • Great view point...another one...of the canyon. Interesting memorial to Powell.
  • Views and more views! This is on the red route and is a great place to starting hiking the rim on the south side of the park.
  • Words cannot describe the beauty