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Address: Near East Rim Drive, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
Phone Number: 520 638 7888

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Place really does speak for itself. Dress a tad warmer than you think, between the altitude and being further north.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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40 reviews 40 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Place really does speak for itself. Dress a tad warmer than you think, between the altitude and being further north.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Take the yellow bus to Yaki and se the sunrise early in the morning - what a great day to start the day.

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Madrid
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

Had to wake up at 0500 to catch the shuttle and go there before dawn. Sunrise is beautiful but far from impressive. I thought I wasted some time here

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The Netherlands
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

It's absolutely breathtakingly beautifull at this place. Trying to capture it on photo is tricky, especially the awesome sunset you can view here. When traveling to the canyon, try and plan for a sunset here, you won't regret it.

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Minnesota
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Best views on the South Rim. Only place the first day we were there where the fog burned off. Beautiful sunset. Must take the orange shuttle but that is easy and free. Do not miss it!

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livin42day
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38 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I took the shuttle bus there since Mather Point at that time was misted over,and was able to see the bottom of the canyon as it was clear. By the time I got back to Mather Point it was also clear..perfect timing.

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Milford, Connecticut
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Wake up early. Take the first or second shuttle of the day to Yaki point. Watch the sunrise. Take your time. Get there when it's pitch-black and stay until it's bright. The changes in the lighting over the landscape make it worth it. No picture will capture just how beautiful it is.

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Maine
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

If you are staying at Yavapai or elsewhere in the eastern section, this is the place to go for sunrise. Plenty of terraced areas to step up your tripod. Sun comes up to your right so it is not directly in your eyes, and it slowly fills the canyon with shades of gold and orange.

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Del Mar, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This was one of our favorite stops. There is a small dirt lot just past the turnoff where the buses take you. Do not take the bus but instead drive your car to the small dirt lot 100 feet past the turnoff and park there. Then walk across the street to the trail that cuts through the trees to the... More 

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Biloela, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

One could just sit here forever looking out at the scenery. We even had a cheeky squirrel come right up to us and amazingly he posed right on the edge of the drop off and we got a magnificent photo with the canyon in the background.

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