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Yavapai Point, Grand Canyon National Park

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Admire the Grand Canyon from the South Rim's northernmost overlook at Yavapai Point, a viewing station that offers sweeping panoramic sights. Enjoy views of the Colorado River and other highlights, and stop into the onsite geology museum where you can learn about rock layers, the uplift of the Colorado Plateau, and how the canyon was formed. Don't miss the large canyon model, with fantastic detailing in its coloring and labeling. Keep in mind the station's great location makes it very popular and you may have trouble finding a parking space in peak season. Arrange your visit to Yavapai Point and discover more family-friendly attractions in Grand Canyon National Park using our Grand Canyon National Park tour planner.
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  • Breathtaking view of the Grand Canyon. I have seen photos in movies and online but they do not do it justice. I was lucky enough to show up while they were doing a tour and the park ranger was just spewing out facts left and right. I wish I was not so engrossed by the view and actually listened to what she was saying because what I did hear was pretty interesting.
  • It's the Grand Canyon. There are no words to describe the views you will encounter. Highly recommended to visit at sunrise of sundown.
  • Nice views of the Grand Canyon from here. Definitely worth checking out. There is also information here about the various layers of rock involved in the Grand Canyon formation. This vista point is also less crowded compared to the others and with awesome views.
  • An educational experience wrapped in history. I guess thats the best way to explain it. The overlook is a small building with a glass wall that faces the canyon. I love coming here and reading the placards to see what I am looking at. To see the relief map and understand that no matter what, we just can't see the entire canyon. You finally get to see just how grand the canyon really is. If you are unable to get to Desert view or Hermits rest, this is the best alternative and most popular place to see the sunset. When walking from Mather pint to here, I find the best rock formations to walk out on and get better views of the canyon and also get to see more wildlife hiding the grass and treeline. They use to have binoculars you could use to see the other side, but those are gone now. bring your own, this is a perfect place to see the Colorado river and phantom ranch at the bottom.
  • It was like looking at a painting of an artist who is really good at being an artist! Words really can't describe it - so why don't you check it out and see it in person!
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