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Grand Canyon Desert View Watchtower

Desert View Dr., Grand Canyon, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
+1 928-638-2736
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Desert View Dr., Grand Canyon, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
+1 928-638-2736
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Reviewed today

Whilst driving the Desert Trail, this is the final stop. The car park is huge thankfully, however it is still very crowded with visitors. The Watchtower is definitely worth a visit, which includes some amazing Native American Indian artwork and carvings inside. There is also...More

Thank Victoria N
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is our first stop at Grand canyon and we're so fortunate to have nice windy weather that day. No words can describe this place. It's so beautiful.

Thank Bal K
Reviewed yesterday

I have passed this on a couple trips, this time we stopped. What a neat little place. Great views of the canyon and river. A different perspective than farther down the canyon. Learn a little about the area, enjoy the view. Plenty of parking.

Thank Todd G
Reviewed 2 days ago

We came in at night, so we weren't able to stop until our way out of the park. I wish we would have had more time to spend here. Not only was it a good view, there was a lot of history to see and...More

Thank Tamera B
Reviewed 3 days ago

My overwhelming memory of the whole place was crowds crowds crowds. The watchtower was no exception, although the narrow stairs and limited inside space amplified the crowding. My five year old daughter got knocked down the stairs by an adult who wasn't looking where he...More

Thank caroloha
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was a very cool stop that we almost drove by. I love towers and this fit the bill. There are a bunch of stairs, but are an easy climb if you take your time. We went here near the end of our day and...More

Thank YotaPwr
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tower offered great views half way up. The top part was undergoing rennovations and closed. It looked like a historical building well preserved and with some artifacts and a gift shop inside. The stairway to the upper level was steep and narrow so if...More

Thank Bevi22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You must take a ride out to the Watchtower! I could have spent hours here! The views are amazing, the history is amazing! You'll love it!!

Thank gordon fan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely recommend timing this spot with sunset. Absolutely beautiful! There is a large parking lot with plenty of spaces (we went on a holiday weekend). The free shuttle does not go out here, so you will have to drive.

Thank Annemarie K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So this is a bit away from the visitors center but it is definitely worth the shuttle ride or the drive. You get a completely different view of the Canyon and you can see the river really clearly. FYI- This place is NOT a good...More

Thank Jessica C
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14 April 2017|
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Response from LesleyGulledge | Reviewed this property |
I believe they closed down at 6pm
14 March 2017|
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Response from KyReserve | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so but it is worth the drive for sunset then the stars.
Denise F
7 March 2017|
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