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Yaki Point

Near East Rim Drive, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
520 638 7888
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Summerland
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121 reviews 121 reviews
53 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The best spot we found for the sunset. But harder to get to as takes more than one bus but well worth it.

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Havre de Grace, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Yaki Point is one of the best places for sunset photography. Its expansive views of the canyon are breathtaking. The rocks across the canyon flame with red as the sun sets, starting about an hour before sunset. Well worth the effort getting there. Cars cannot get to Yaki point at certain times of year, so you have to use the... More

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Hanover, Pennsylvania, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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27 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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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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59 helpful votes 59 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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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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57 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 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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