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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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Gorgeous Sunrise

Mather Point is easily accessible, as it's located right past the visitor center. We went for sunrise and it was gorgeous to see the sun come up, and the canyon light up... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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McLean, Virginia
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McLean, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Mather Point is easily accessible, as it's located right past the visitor center. We went for sunrise and it was gorgeous to see the sun come up, and the canyon light up gradually, layer by layer. Only downside was it was fairly crowded, even at 6 am, because it's so close. Would highly recommend going here for sunrise, or some... More 

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Denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Great place to watch the sunset. Each pull out point is different. Love the shuttle bus on the red route.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I wonder if there are enough words to describe how wast and beautiful this natural wonder is... Mather Point is a great place to observe Grand Canyon's majestic beauty, it bewitched me the moment I laid my first sight on it. We visited Grand Canyon in November's early afternoon, so the sunset crept in on us within matter of minutes.... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

If you like to experience a wonderof the world with the madding or for me maddening crowd then this is the place to do it. Seriously, go somewhere other than the biggest car park for your first view of this amazing wonder, don't share the experience with hundreds of other people. Rob

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Madera, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This is the 1st Vista Point one can reach when entering the south Rim gate. Absolutely stunning. There is a big Visitor Center (but it had closed at 5) way too early for a tourist mecca! And the obligatory "gift" shop. We went about 4:30 and it was not overly busy. Had we known the center closed at 5 we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The views are amazing. Many lookouts to get different views all the time. The colors of the rocks kept changing as well.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This was a great first peek at the Grand Canyon on the South Rim. You can see a lot from this location. This is a great central point for the south rim. The visitors center offers maps, helpful tips from park rangers, a free short film to view about the Grand Canyon. There is a bike rental shop and small... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Lots of people out, but sunrise was very wonderful. Took 100 photos. Watch for the condors to come out of the rocks right as the sun comes up. They play on the thermals and make a magical experience.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Just a short walk from the car park provides breathtaking views of the canyon. We were truly amazed by what we saw! When we visited at around 11 am it wasn't too busy. We walked around here for about an hour before heading over to the museum. The viewing point near the museum provides a glimpse of the river in... More 

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North Platte, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This is not the best point in my humble opinion. Don't get me wrong, it has a great view. It's just that some of the others are longer and broader than this more central point and most important, less crowded. Being closest to much of the gift shop etc. area, this point gets a lot of traffic.

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