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Mather Point

Address: 2 1/2 miles north of park entrance (South Rim), Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
Phone Number: 888-467-2757
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Moscow, Russia
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131 reviews 131 reviews
15 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

Lazy? Don't like to hike? Fear of fog? This view point is really just 5min walk from the visitor center parking lot, so no excuse not to visit... Clouds can be in the canyon...

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This is the location where the the National Park has a Visitor Center, movie, restaurant, bathrooms, gift shop, shuttles etc. and therefore is very crowded. If you have your own car and are there is the winter months (Dec-Feb) when you can drive to each of the lookouts, I'd skip this and just drive straight to the viewpoints. This is... More 

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Aberdeen, South Dakota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The park signage will direct you first to Mather's point. This is a beautiful lookout, but has a lot of steps and a lot of people wanting to see what you want to see. This is maybe a 5-10 minute walk, mostly uphill, and at this altitude the air is very thin. If you are not in good health or... More 

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Sebastian, Florida
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75 attraction reviews
304 helpful votes 304 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

In my opinion, this point is the most magnificent lookout over the Grand Canyon. It is also the most well protected lookout, with strong, sturdy mesh gates, to protect small children who may stray from parents. An additional aspect here is for whom the lookout point was named, Stephen Mather. He devoted his life's work as the first superintendent of... More 

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Vancouver
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114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Being the closest viewpoint to the visitor center and the park entrance from the south this is probably most people's first stop for a view of the canyon . It truly is amazing . Even after multiple visits it still is awe inspiring . You can see thousands of photos of the Grand Canyon , but no picture can possibly... More 

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Phoenix, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Early mornings is the best time to see wild life at Mather Point. We've seen elk and deer at this location.l

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Bridgewater, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Close proximity to the Visitor Centre so it is crowded at sunset. None the less, definite must visit for the views. Plenty of guard rails for safety but you can up close to the edge if you want to for really cool photos. Probably one of the best vantage points I visited. Highly recommended.

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Taos, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

It's within walking distance of the visitor center parking lots. Lots of area to get your first look at the Grand Canyon.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

It was so amazing. Absolutely amazing views a definite must see. My only complaint was the high blood pressure I got from having my kids there with me. It is a huge hole with a long way down after all.

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Riverside, California
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Not sure what else to say. If you've ever wanted to see the Grand Canyon, this is the place to do it. It's a very easy one hour drive from the town of Williams and highway 40 and is well worth the $25 admission per vehicle into the National Park. The point itself is a very easy walk on a... More 

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