Fodor's Expert Review Desert View and Watchtower

Grand Canyon South Rim Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

From the top of the 70-foot stone-and-mortar watchtower, even the muted hues of the distant Painted Desert to the east and the Vermilion Cliffs rising from a high plateau near the Utah border are visible. In the chasm below, angling to the north toward Marble Canyon, an imposing stretch of the Colorado River reveals itself. Up several flights of stairs, the watchtower houses a glass-enclosed observatory with powerful telescopes.

Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

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Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona  86023, USA

928-638–2736

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Daily 8–8; hrs vary in winter

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