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Yaki Point

Near East Rim Drive, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
520 638 7888
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Hanover, Pennsylvania, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Only reached by bus so nice point out of the way. Come early as it fills quickly. I traveled with my parents who are in their 70s so glad we went early and they had seat right on the edge to watch the sunset. After the sun set, people cleared out quickly. We stuck around until it got dark and... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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118 reviews 118 reviews
26 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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271 reviews 271 reviews
164 attraction reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
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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88 reviews 88 reviews
49 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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143 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
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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82 reviews 82 reviews
57 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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