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Lipan Point

East Rim Drive, a few miles west of Desert View, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
520-638-7888
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Cairo, Egypt
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The 20 mile drive from the visitor center to Lipan point is well worth the time. The drive is beautiful, and you are likely to see large elk and deer. We were able to take close-up photos of a massive bull elk, and several large bucks. Lipan point offers a view that is ridiculous - absolutely breathtaking, no matter what... More

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Darwin, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

If you have your own transport head here for sunset. A little bit further out - we took our RVS, set up the tables right on the rim and enjoyed a sunset dinner! Great views of the river and the canyon without the crowds. Some great points to get that 'I'm really here on my own' photo and just enough... More

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Lake Ozark, Missouri
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130 reviews 130 reviews
15 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Picking a favorite place to look over the canyon is like picking out the best ice cream: it's all good! Try a little of each place.

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Davidson, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This lookout is a little further from the village but is well worth the trek. Provides amazing panoramic views and gives a wonderful look at the largest and heaviest rapid in the Colorado. To the rights you can even see the Painted Desert. Magnificent.

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Toronto, Ontario
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

A terrific view of the canyon and the Colorado River - vast and beautiful! Loved the perspective it gives of the size of the canyon - still incomprehensible, but provides some idea.

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SF Bay area
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103 reviews 103 reviews
73 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

If driving from Zion or Bryce yoiu'll enter the park via the East Entrance. Take time to stop at desert View, Lipan and several other vistas less traveled than the Rim Trail

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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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28 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is my favorite overlook. Not crowded and super views of the river. Tanner trail starts near the parking area.

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santa barbara
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

It's a great stop to look over the canyon from a different perspective. Great stop while walking or hiking the brown and green belts.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

I suppose everyone has their favourites but I like Lipan because you can see all the way to the River in multiple locations and you can a panoramic view upstream beyond the Grand Canyon all the way to the Vermillion Cliffs along the Utah/Arizona border (assuming the weather is clear). This viewpoint seemed less crowded than Grandview to the west,... More

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Oakville, Canada
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

this was a little scary driving up to the lookout - if you're afraid of heights, then let someone else drive. Down the road from the Watchtower, this was well worth the time to stop and take in the incredible beauty of the canyon.

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