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Address: East Rim Drive, a few miles west of Desert View, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
Phone Number: 520-638-7888

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Best Views of Colorado River and Hance Rapids

There are several Viewpoints on the South Rim but this viewpoint was my husband and my favorite. We watched a couple of rafting groups go over rapids and also watched as they set... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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San Antonio, Texas

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I liked the Desert View better, but this is close and the stop was worthwhile. I would recommend stopping to check it out.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

There are several Viewpoints on the South Rim but this viewpoint was my husband and my favorite. We watched a couple of rafting groups go over rapids and also watched as they set up camp for the night.

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

It's pretty much impossible to see the Colorado rive from the main village area of the park. Lipan Point provides a great view of the river below for those who are trying to get pictures of it.

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Tempe, Arizona, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Such a great stop to enjoy the views of the Grand Canyon! This is our favorite scenic stop on the South Rim. The panoramic views here are incredible, as it's the highest point on the South Rim. However, that being said, be cautious if you stop there during a lightning storm & your hair starts to stand on end (if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I wish I had known that the desert View Drive/Tower offered the best views of the Grand Canyon before I visited all of the other well advertised points. Lipan Point gives you a great view the river as well as parts of the desert. It is located near Navajo Point near the end of the Desert Drive. The weather was... More 

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Wheaton, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Lipan Point offers the best views in the Grand Canyon. You could go to this spot four days in a row and spend a couple hours at a time and see something new every day. It is the best viewing point in the Grand Canyon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This is a beautiful view point of the canyon with clear views of the river. Stopped here on our way out of the park. So glad we did. It is worth stopping here for one of the best vantage points.

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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

It is very hard to find the best point, it really depends what you would like to do there. We found Lipan Point as the best one during early afternoon as you have the sun behind of you and you can see the river.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Off the beaten path of the usual South Rim views, but totally worth the drive! Uncrowded, with almost 360 degree views, including views of the Painted Desert in the distance. One of the most beautiful scenic views we found.

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Hudson Valley, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This was my favorite stop as we drove in from the east towards Grand Canyon Village. Awesome views including the best views of the river. It's not on a shuttle bus route, but it's easy to drive to and there was plenty of parking.

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Address: East Rim Drive, a few miles west of Desert View, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
Phone Number: 520-638-7888
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Grand Canyon National Park

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