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Shoshone Point, Grand Canyon National Park
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Go for a short, 1.6 km (1 mi) long walk to reach a promontory offering views of more than 180 degrees over the Grand Canyon at Shoshone Point. The point offers basic facilities, including picnic tables and fire grills, but bear in mind that using them requires permission from the National Park Service. After a pleasant 20-minute stroll on a flat, car-free dirt road, then through open ponderosa pine woodland, you'll reach the rim of the cliff, where you can enjoy the scenic views. If you pay attention and keep quiet, you can see majestic elk walking past you. Use our Grand Canyon National Park holiday planner to arrange your visit to Shoshone Point and other attractions in Grand Canyon National Park.
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  • The Shoshone Point is one of the most beautiful places at the Grand Canyon. A little stash a few minutes walk, and they are suddenly alone before the Canyon.
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  • See the Canyon without the crowds around you can and indeed it also manages to do a brisk little challenging but very impressive. If you arrive in Shoshone Point lying on the Desert View Drive in 5 minutes from the intersection with the road leading to the Grand Canyon Visitor Center, parked before the bar closes the dirt road and get on their way for about 2 km to Shoshone Point. If by chance it was a special day and also many patrons there, follow the rim troves westward and don't be afraid to venture to another couple of kilometers through the paths beaten track because you will find at least another 4/5 sights really breathtaking and where I am sure you won't find nobody to disturb your eyesight.
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  • There is a small but adequate unmarked parking lot for this trail. The location of the parking lot is about a mile east of the Yaki Point roadway. You walk about a mile on a flat, dirt road that is cl...  more »