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Grand Canyon Sights

Maricopa Point

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

Updated 04/25/2014

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This site merits a stop not only for the arresting scenery, which includes the Colorado River below, but also for its view of a defunct mine operation. On your left, as you face the canyon, are the Orphan Mine, a mine shaft, and cable lines leading up to the rim. The mine, which started operations in 1893, was worked first for copper and then for uranium until the venture came to a halt in 1969. Little remains of the mine infrastructure today, but some displays along the

Rim Trail discuss its history. The Battleship, the red butte directly ahead of you in the canyon, was named during the Spanish-American War, when warships were in the news.

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About 2 miles west of Hermit Rd. Junction on Hermit Rd., Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, 86023, United States

Updated 04/25/2014

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