Overlooks and Points, Grand Canyon National Park

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    Another view of Angel window
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    YAVAPAI POINT

    by Sharrie Written Feb 25, 2003

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    THE GRAND CANYON VILLAGE: 2091 m (6860 ft).
    Begin at the YAVAPAI POINT about a mile from the visitor center for a classic panoramic view into the heart of the Grand Canyon. Great solitary buttes rise from narrow ridges reaching out from the distant North Rim.

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    Here's a Height to Look Down From!

    by mrclay2000 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    overlook, South Rim

    Without actually getting into the Canyon, the views from the overlooks sometimes surround you with the impression that you are out WITHIN the Canyon. Some of the overlooks are encrusted with shrubs while others are as bare as the Canyon itself.

    Careful of your footing! The Canyon claims 10 lives a year due to errant steps on the edges.

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    Choose an Overlook -- Any Will Do

    by mrclay2000 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    from the South Rim

    A shuttle service runs along the south rim to the various overlooks, where the view of the Canyon is but the same as your last view. Individual structures within the park are generally identified on park literature or within the overlooks themselves, but they tend to offer no fascination when the surrounding structures are so little fascinating.

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    Point Imperial

    by cruisingbug Updated Apr 4, 2011
    Mount Hayden, Point Imperial, North Rim, Grand Cyn

    It's a bit of a drive out to the North Rim's Point Imperial from the Lodge, but worth it for the different perspective on the scenery. At left is the landmark Mount Hayden (the pointy rock).

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    North-WAhalla and Angel Window

    by BruceDunning Written Oct 23, 2009

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    Both of these overlooks are close to CApe Royal at the end of the south part of the park. They have some of the better views, in my opinion.

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    Overlook at the South Rim

    by MarvintheMartian Written Jul 25, 2006

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    Sunrise

    This is an impressive view - especially at sunrise.

    This view was taken at one of the overlooks close to the Grand Canyon Village.

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    More views

    by goingsolo Updated May 4, 2004

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    Lipan Point

    Lipan Point, along Desert View Drive, offers one of the best views of the Colorado River. It is also possible to view the layers of sedimentary and lava rock that form the Canyon.

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    Hopi Point

    by meteorologist1 Written Aug 3, 2003

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    Hopi Point

    Hopi Point, 7071 feet above sea level, is one of the points on the South Rim where you can get a good view of the Grand Canyon.

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    Phantom Ranch

    by Sharrie Written Feb 25, 2003

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    From here, you can reached the Phantom Ranch far below either by mule or foot.

    The observation station at Yavaipai Point explores the canyon's geological history & identifies major landmarks.

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