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Address: West Rim Drive, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023

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Spiritual Sunrise

We were recommended by the Rangers to go to this view point instead of the busy Hopi Point to watch sun rise over the Grand Canyon.There are no rest rooms here but you can alight... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We were recommended by the Rangers to go to this view point instead of the busy Hopi Point to watch sun rise over the Grand Canyon.There are no rest rooms here but you can alight the bus and catch a returning bus from here to the Village. The crowd was small and well spread out. As the sun broke over... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Powell Point is on the Red Shuttle Bus route and we had walked the trail from the beginning and went on to Mojave Point. We felt the views from Powell Point to Mojave were the best of all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Take the shuttle and stop at Powell, visit the monument and enjoy a panoramic view of the canyon better in the afternoon with the sun behind you, but it is more crowded in the pm. Kids will be bored early on the 3+ hour shuttle visiting the nine points. Be sure to understand the Village vs the Hermits Rest shuttle.... More 

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

A great place to see after watching the sunset at Hopi Point. The bus will pick you up here and it also has great views.

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Springfield, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Awesome views, glad we took the time to go out to Powell point. Taking the bus also saved in the steps taken.

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Denver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Really great to have the shuttle drive. I like the shuttle and the views. Good to find out who John Wesley Powell is.

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Valencia, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

As I have not seen every viewpoint at the Southrim of the Grand Canyon, I can't compare with all there is to offer but picture wise, this is where I took the best picture of my whole trip in the States. Besides the information on Powell Point, which was very interesting to read, you really should take your time here... More 

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Del Mar, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This stop was one of our favorites. It was interesting to see the historical Powell Memorial which honors John Powell who was one of the 1st explorers of the canyon. This point juts out farther into the canyon than most viewpoints and you have canyon views all around you. Truly a great view all around you. We were here in... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This is my favorite point in Rim trail; there is a huge rock on the very end, that you can step on, and get a great view and take amazing photos. Do not miss this point !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

In 1869 John Weasley Powell went down the Colorado River to explore and gather data. There is a memorial here telling about him. It's a good lookout over the canyon along the south rim.

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