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The tower looks as though it is some kind of Native American structure but it is not. Beautiful views. We were there during shoulder season so it was not incredibly crowded. During the season it may be difficult to move around in. Go early in...More
We took the east exit and just when we thought we had seen it all at the Grand Canyon, Desert View had another view another prospective on the Canyons. Thank goodness we did not miss this last view (or the first view if you are...More
I visited the Grand Canyon Desert View Watchtower in February 2019. I drove here from Mather Point which took about 25-30 minutes. Along the way there are many places to stop and get additional views of the Grand Canyon. There is a large parking lot....More
We visited here as we were leaving the Park. This location gives you stunning views of the start or east end of the Grand Canyon. Looking out further east you can see the deep Little Colorado River Canyon snaking over to the main Colorado River....More
This is a must see Grand Canyon viewpoint. The views are stunning!
Plan to get here first if you are coming from East End Or plan to visit here at last if you are coming from West End.
Can climb to top of watch tower,...More
We enjoy using the shuttle to get around the park, to the visitors center and different points. But, the shuttle does not run to the Desert View which was disappointing because we did not have our car on this trip. Hopefully the park system will...More
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Based on the map the shuttle bus does not go to the watch tower and the view from their is spectacular , you can see the Colorado river from the watchtower. I was told it is one of the best places to see a sunset ! Don't go... More
Based on the map the shuttle bus does not go to the watch tower and the view from their is spectacular , you can see the Colorado river from the watchtower. I was told it is one of the best places to see a sunset ! Don't go for the day , we were there for 3 nights and I felt it was not enough ( we missed the sunset as it was raining ), each view point gives you a different glimpse of the canyon and you cannot see it's true beauty unless you have not seen it at sunrise or sunset