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Yaki Point

Address: Near East Rim Drive, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
Phone Number: 520 638 7888
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Maine
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86 reviews 86 reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

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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San Diego, 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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221 helpful votes 221 helpful votes
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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Charlton, MA
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34 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We were there and they were giving a talk on migrating birds. The talk was very informative and after the girl giving the presentation invited everyone to visit the area they observe the migrating birds.

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Canal Fulton, Ohio
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Because this is an area only accessible by shuttle buses it tends to be a little less crowded. We hiked up here after our rim mule ride and it's probably yielded my favorite photos of the trip. We left the road for a trail that followed along the road and weren't disappointed! I'm sure there are thousands of little trails... More 

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Monroe, Michigan
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121 reviews 121 reviews
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

If you only have time for a short visit on the South Rim, catch one of the very efficient shuttle buses on the orange route and go to Yaki Point (just stay on the bus until it reaches Yaki Point). This viewing site was our second favorite because just like “Pima Point” (red shuttle route), this viewing point of the... More 

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Macon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Most peaks were hit by the sun at sunrise and sunset then from any other point we were at this trip.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Yaki point is accessible via Grand Canyon shuttle only between March 1st to Nov 30th ie no private vehicle parking is allowed during those dates. Get here about 45mins or earlier to stake out a good spot if you're a photographer. It can get a little busy at times and the lineup for the shuttle to take you back to... More 

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Tipp City, Ohio
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152 reviews 152 reviews
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112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

You cannot drive up to YAKI point in your car. That is one of the things that makes this point so special. My husband and I rented bikes and throughly enjoyed the view. We talked to a patrolman who was ticketing cars who didn't follow the rules. Hey, they are serious, park patrons--no cars here.

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Rogersville, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We hiked the .7 mile to Yakima Point and staked our "spot" for watching the sun set over the Canyon. So many people doing the same thing! Interesting to hear so many languages. All the world is fascinated with our Grand Canyon! The sunset was amazing - the shadows, different colors of the rock formations. But most amazing was AFTER... More 

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