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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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  • We reserved the location for a wedding. It worked out great. The views are spectacular. Walk is about 1 mile from unmarked parking lot. This is a great place for star viewing. It is open for any visit...  more »
  • Normally the park reserves this for groups (eg, weddings), however if it is not in use you can hike the woods road to the point. Some of the best views in the park and I don't think it ever gets crowe...  more »
  • If you want a place to see the sunset that isn't packed with a bunch of tourists this is the spot. The views are amazing. You walk out to a point that gives you almost 360 degree views. The point is a...  more »

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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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