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Yaki Point

Near East Rim Drive, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
520 638 7888
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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Sunset view from this point is truly amazing. You can not get there on your private vehicle, so, be prepared to get a buss a walk there.

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We awoke early so we could see the sunrise here. It was easy - jet lag from Boston was our friend! It was worth it, too... the play of light as the sun illuminates different strata, with interfering structures casting and removing shadows, the overall intensity of light on the colored rock and the astonishing depth of the canyons -... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We did the drive in our car from the visitor's center in order to be on our own time schedule and relax at different viewing stops along the road. Once we got to Yaki Point we found no private vehicle access to Yaki Point. There is a free [YELLOW route color] shuttle (included in Park fees) that takes you down... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This place can be visited only by the Yellow/Orange bus. People hog this place during sunset, so plan to come early and take the rocks closest to canyon (behind the bushes) before the "good seats" are all taken. :)

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Take the free bus to Yaki and enjoy spectacular Grand Canyon views. Go at sunset to get the best of this location.

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Valrico, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Could not figure out why this was only accessible by shuttle bus since it does not compare with Grandview Point or the Desert Inn. Worth only a short 15 min stay.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Yaki Point is my favorite viewpoint of the whole South Rim. If I could only visit one viewpoint during a visit to the Grand Canyon, this is it. It is on the Desert Road, but the orange shuttle will still take you out there. The view from Yaki is different than the more Southern and Western views. I find that... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

took a taxi "12 dollars" at 4am to get the sunrise bring a flash light more than one and multilayer clothing as it is cold up there in the dark and gets warm quick once the sun is up. also bring plenty of water.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Arrive about 30 minutes to get a good place to shoot the sunsets. The place is crowded with photographers. Also, keep in mind - the bus back to the visitor centers will be packed. But the sunset is totally worth the wait and time. The colors are just spectacular. But the wind was also maddening. Will recommend everyone to stop... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We had two days at the Grand Canyon last week. On the second day we rented bikes and covered the entire bike-able area of the south rim and Yaki point was definitely the most incredible view. Defffffinitely worth either biking/walking or driving to it.

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