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

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Bucketlist location! Get here at sunset.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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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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Roseville, Minnesota
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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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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

What I loved about Powell Point, in addition to the beautiful expansive, unobstructed views of the canyon, is that there's a cliff that you can walk out to and get some awesome "looking out" photos at the canyon. You do have to step over the rocks that they place there probably to prevent people from walking out there, but the... More 

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Powell Point is along the Hermit Road shuttle bus route and worth checking out. There is short path leading up to the observation area and you can see some of the old mining equipment on the slopes. There's a very nice memorial to John Wesley Powell and the river crew's expedition here. It is approx a 2 mile hike from... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Sunset along the Hermit Road will provide amazing views of the canyon. Powell Point is one fantastic spot to get off the shuttle and soak in the views. Linger here and grab the next shuttle that comes along.

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Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Powell Point affords a very different perspective on the Canyon than is seen from the El Tovar/Hopi House area. Those that have hiked will appreciate seeing different parts of the Tonto Trail and a tiny piece of the Colorado can be seen from here. The free rim shuttle will take you directly there and back so this jaunt takes little... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Went here instead of Hopi point for sunset and it was wonderful! Not too busy ,quiet and lovely views! Find a quiet spot and just soak up the view!

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