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Mather Point

2 1/2 miles north of park entrance (South Rim), Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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Smithtown, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I really can’t explain what you feel when you come upon the edge of the rim. All I can say is this, if you have a friend walk you to the edge of the rail while holding your eyes closed. When you open them you would feel one with the earth. I really can’t explain the feeling just go you... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Although I'm afraid of heights, I had to visit the Grand Canyon. Mather Point is a short walk from the Visitor's Center (where the restrooms are located) and the views are amazing. It gets a bit crowded, but the crowds move out pretty fast so you are able to take photos without them in the background. It's absolutely amazing to... More

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Alfreton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

It has great view down over the canyon. It is also one of the longest stretches of view of the canyon. It is also well positioned right next to the Grand canyon visitors center and shop. There is also a large car park for all these facilities.

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Summerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Great spot to watch the sunrise was Mather Point amphitheatre and along the Mather Point portion of the Rim trail

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I have a soft spot for this place because it provided me with my first view of the Grand Canyon, which was an amazing experience. There is a beautiful view during the day and at night I walked out here and laid on the big rock looking at the stars- it's great for both! The only reason I gave it... More

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Jenks, OK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is my favorite view without actually going down into the canyon. Make sure you bring your camera. It's beautiful.

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Lakeland, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This was my first sight as I walked into view of the Canyon and I was absolutely floored. I only give it three stars because it is awful crowded there and there are more amazing vistas up the rim. However, this was a great place to come in the evening and take some great night pictures once it was nice... More

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

Like many of the vantage points along the Rim Trail, Mather offers wonderful, expansive views. Easy walk from the parking lot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Great area to see California Condors. We watch them fly over head for about an hour. Took so many pictures. Helpful Hint: Take water with you & drink it! Hot open area not must shade.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Thankfully there are now quite a few pairs of California Condors living around Mather Point. The view of the canyon is breathtaking and they probably appreciate it, too. Take note of who Mather was by the seal to the right as you approach the observation point.

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