We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mather Point

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 2 1/2 miles north of park entrance (South Rim), Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
Phone Number: 888-467-2757
Website
Visit Mather Point like an insider
Special Offer
$80*
and up
Grand Canyon South Rim Bus Tour with Optional Upgrades
Top Rated
$399*
and up
Grand Canyon South Rim Tour by Airplane

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 420 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 301
    Excellent
  • 84
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
This should be your first stop

If you have never seen the Grand Canyon before, you will definitely get a "Wow" moment no matter where you stop and see it for the first time. That being said, Mather Point is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
CSNBR
,
Irvine, California
Add Photo Write a Review

420 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Irvine, California
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

If you have never seen the Grand Canyon before, you will definitely get a "Wow" moment no matter where you stop and see it for the first time. That being said, Mather Point is easy to get to, has lots of parking because of the nearby visitor center, and has a great experience for your first view of the canyon.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Of Course any view from the rim is spectacular, this is a good starting point especially if you are just arriving at Yavapai Lodge. Its a easy walk and gets you to the rim immediately.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dandenong, Australia
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
74 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

By the time we had made it back to Mather Point, the train from Williams had arrived, as had dozens of tour busses.....for a quiet, uncrowded view recommend the spots on the 'red' or western end of the area...but Mather point still fantastic

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
MA
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
25 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This is the best view of the canyon. Great pictures, visitor center close by. #1 spot for Sunrises over the canyon. MUST SEE.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Helsinki
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The place to see the sunrise. Be early and well equipped i.e. warm clothing and gloves. It was not so crowdy as I expected but maybe it was just so early spring. Concentrate on looking the sunrise instead on taking the photos with your camera or tab. Enjoy!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fernandina Beach, Florida
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
19 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

A lot of people watching a lovely sunset and why wouldnt anyone? Nice overlooks with rails, elk munching on the flora.Its why you to the Grand Canyon.The Visitor Center andshops nearby, while new, arent much.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mesa, Arizona
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Mather Point was named after the first head of the National Park Service Stephen Mather. He said "The parks do not belong to one state or to one section.... The Yosemite, the Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon are national properties in which every citizen has a vested interest; they belong as much to the man of Massachusetts, of Michigan, of Florida,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Colton, California
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
22 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This fenced vantage point is strategic - you see probably the widest expanse of the GC A lot of people end up here bec this is where the Hwy 180 ends. Do drive around to other scenic view points after this - there is so much other vantage points, although Mather Point is the most popular.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Titusville
Top Contributor
1,302 reviews 1,302 reviews
888 attraction reviews
1,024 helpful votes 1,024 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Since Mather Point is a short walk from the Visitor's Center it is busy. There is an large viewing area that invites you to stop and rest a bit. Several points along this rim are favorite photo spots as people try to test their limits near the edge. at sunset this point along with Yavapai Point are favorite areas to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Orange Beach, Alabama
Top Contributor
152 reviews 152 reviews
37 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Worth the walk! There were so many beautiful stops to see different sides of the canyon. We loved every minute of it. The only thing is the pictures don't do it justice! You can see our pics on FB Group page Our Big RV Adventures. They are good but you can see for yourself...you must go

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Mather Point also viewed

Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
 
Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
 

Been to Mather Point? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Mather Point staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?