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Powell Point

Address: West Rim Drive, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Lookouts, Landmarks
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Lookouts, Landmarks

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Toronto, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
50 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
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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98 reviews 98 reviews
53 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
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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136 reviews 136 reviews
64 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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New Jersey
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68 reviews 68 reviews
43 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Named after John Wesley Powell, U.S. Soldier, Geologist, Explorer and Professor, Powell Point in Grand Canyon is another location / stop for Great Views of the Grand Canyon. When At Powell point, make it point to go to the monument as well for some history, Grand Canyon exploration in early 1900s. You need to take the 'Hermit's Rest Route' to... More 

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Clovis, New Mexico, United States
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The memorial at the top is well placed to honor this amazing man. He must be in heaven to spend every day to eternity in such a beautiful setting.

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San Carlos, California
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109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

After hiking into the canyon in the morning, we hopped onto the shuttle on the red route (Hermit's Rest) and stopped at several points to see different perspectives of the Grand Canyon. We enjoyed the views at Maricopa Point ... walked to Powell Point (0.5 mile)... continued walking to Hopi Point (0.3 mile)... took the shuttle to Mohave Point... and... More 

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28 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

we stopped her too. it was another very nice scenic time that we will always remember if you head to the Grand Canyon we recommend that you see as much as possible. We spent a MINIMUM two full days here. you won't be sorry

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Alexandria, Virginia
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119 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This is my favorite stop on the Red Route Shuttle to Hermit's Rest (80 mins roundtrip). You should get off at this stop and walk to Hopi Point (0.3 miles, 10-min walk). This is also only 1 of 3 stops on this route that goes both eastbound (back to the Grand Canyon Village) and westbound (towards Hermit's Rest, the final... More 

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