Top Picnic Spots Near the Grand Canyon

Bring your picnic basket and enjoy dining alfresco surrounded by some of the most beautiful backdrops in the country. Be sure to bring water, as it's unavailable at many of these spots, as are restrooms.

  • Buggeln, 15 miles east of Grand Canyon Village on Desert View Drive, has some secluded, shady spots.
  • Cape Royal, 23 miles south of the North Rim Visitor Center, at the end of Cape Royal Road, is the most popular designated picnic area on the North Rim due to its panoramic views.
  • Grandview Point has, as the name implies, grand vistas; it’s 12 miles east of the village on Desert View Drive.
  • Point Imperial, 11 miles northeast of the North Rim Visitor Center, has shade and some privacy.

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