Powell Point, Grand Canyon National Park

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. Powell Point is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Grand Canyon National Park Edition.
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  • This was another enjoyable viewpoint , great photo can be taken here. Also here is a very significant memorial to the man who this point is named after . Powell was the first Explorer to raft the rive...  more »
  • This is along the Red Bus Line in the Park once you get to the park and get a map you will understand. The red line has several stops with view points which are worth doing and this is one of them. If...  more »
  • besides the Powell Memorial there are those awesome views again here in the Grand Canyon. Stop here and soak it in.  more »
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  • Awesome viewing area with spectacular views in every direction. We visited in late March and the temperature was perfect. We enjoyed mid 60’s with almost cloudless skies. Grateful to not be subjected to the summer inferno. Great tour guides around with plenty of information to share about the Park and the sights. No shortage of history in this park. Amazing to see millions and millions of years of geological progression all in one spot.
  • Nice vista point, with a monument to an early grand canyon explorer. There's also a Masonic monument commemorating a 3rd degree performed here.
  • Nice place of history.
  • Majestic views throughout
  • Powell Point is one of the viewpoints along the Rim Trail and Hermit Rest Drive, located a few miles outside of the Grand Canyon Village. This is one of the best viewpoints, situated on narrow plateau that extends out of the South Rim, providing 270 degree canyon views. There are fantastic views of the North Rim as well as eastern and western sections of the Grand Canyon here. With such a wide span of views you can also position yourself somewhere at Powell Point where the sun is at your back, meaning that you always have optimal views and photographs no matter what time of day you visit. Interestingly, at this viewpoint there is also a elevated granite monument to John Wesley Powell that you can see. Powell is recognised for his his explorations of the Colorado river during the mid 19th century. There is a small car park area and shuttle bus pick-up/drop off point at Powell Point. You can also reach this viewpoint by way of the Rim Trail if you are planning hiking from the Grand Canyon Village. Plan on 10-15 minutes here if you are visiting several of the viewpoint stops in route to Hermit Rest.
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