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Address: West Rim Drive, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
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Probably the best viewpoint in the Grand Canyon on the Hermit Rest Drive

Powell Point is one of the viewpoints along the Rim Trail and Hermit Rest Drive, located a few miles outside of the Grand Canyon Village. This is one of the best viewpoints... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Hong Kong, China

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Powell Point is one of the viewpoints along the Rim Trail and Hermit Rest Drive, located a few miles outside of the Grand Canyon Village. This is one of the best viewpoints, situated on narrow plateau that extends out of the South Rim, providing 270 degree canyon views. There are fantastic views of the North Rim as well as eastern... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Amazing view of grand canyon from here, need to walk approximate a mile from the paring lot. Carry enough water to hydrate.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Powell Point has a walkway out into the canyon. People step across the boulders in the front and have their picture taken on the stone ledge, scary

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Fort Worth, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

There's no bad place to view the canyon along the South Rim, but they chose this one spot for the explorer of this canyon for a good reason. The main viewing area is a platform of rock that sticks out into the canyon that gives what feels like a 270 degree view of the canyon. The only way we could... More 

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Onalaska, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Another great overlook good walking trail or bus transport. resist the temptation togo off trail to the open edge. Rangers don't want you out there for safety and damage but many seemed to like breaking the rules here.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

I think we must have been quite lucky when we visited in August, because it really wasn't that busy, when I look at other reviews. This was a lovely look out and nice to have John Powell history that goes with it.

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Cameron Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

The Canyon is wonderful--constantly changing in view and over 4 billion years in the making. It is also good to think of the various native peoples who lived in this environment and the American explorer, John Wesley Powell. A Civil War veteran who lost an arm he and his fellow explorers actually went down the Colorado River in a small... More 

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Staatsburg, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Powell Point is named for John Wesley Powell, the first white man to navigate the Colorado River and travel the Grand Canyon from one end to the other. Powell was a Civil War veteran who lost an arm in 1862 at the Battle of Shiloh so his feat is that much more impressive in that he paddled the Colorado with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I really enjoyed this outlook as it was much quieter than any of the others. There was some repairs being made to the road at that point so the shuttles were unable to stop. Very good views.

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San Leandro, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

This is the best spot to take a photo because there is no rails. It's behind the Powell Memorial. It's an open area that makes one look brave standing over the edge, but it's not the edge because there is another edge on the bottom. Also, there was less people around your pose like Mather point. The shuttle ride and... More 

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