Powell Point, Grand Canyon National Park

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Enjoy sweeping views of the Grand Canyon from Powell Point, dedicated to an early explorer who ventured along the Colorado River through the spectacular scenery. Shuttle buses will take you up to the point, which remains relatively less crowded than other spots in the park. Sunset and sunrise are particularly memorable, but no time of day disappoints with these vistas. 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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  • August 14, 2017
    Great point, very large with many possibilities for shots and positioning of the easel. The site is also great for sunset because it is far less crowded than Hopi point and mostly arrive directly on the shuttle.
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  • July 26, 2017
    Second time in Grand Canyon and you don't stop getting amazed by it. First half day in the afternoon we caught a monsoon at Hermit Rest and managed a short hike the second day due to temperature. Star...  more »
  • July 11, 2017
    There is a monument at this point to the Exploration Party of John Wesley Powell. There are signs that tell about the party that people should read about this incredible expedition led by a Civil War ...  more »
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  • June 21, 2017
    This spot is accessible either by taking the shuttle or by hiking the rim trail. There is a small spot that juts out into the canyon after you take a few steps up. It can get quite windy quite fast on this point as the weather changes super quickly. Beautiful spot for photos, but it does get busy at the actual viewpoint.
  • April 16, 2017
    This is my personal favorite spot along Hermits Rest. Though you can't see the river, the angles from this point are spectacular especially if you know right where to go.
  • October 30, 2016
    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!
  • March 21, 2017
    Wow nice view. Fun to walk on near it.
  • November 16, 2016
    Great view point...another one...of the canyon. Interesting memorial to Powell.

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Where to stay in Grand Canyon National Park

You'll find plenty of options if you want to stay inside Grand Canyon National Park. Most campgrounds and lodges sit around the South Rim area, and they tend to fill up quickly for summer visits, so book as far in advance as possible. The price range for lodge accommodations varies greatly, so there's something for nearly every budget. The less-visited North Rim features one lodge. For those who hike to the bottom of the canyon, dormitories and cabins are available at Phantom Ranch. If you can't secure a place in the park or find something there to your liking, the small village near the south entrance offers inns and economy motels. You’ll have the convenience of nearby restaurants if you stay there.
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