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Powell Point

West Rim Drive, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Lookouts, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Woodbridge, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I really liked this spot. We are near the end of our walk and stopped here for pictures and to rest. If you are 'slightly' adventurous when you get to the end of the main lookout if you go to the right you can climb down the rocks. Then you can have sit near the edge of the cliff. It's... More

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Clay City, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This was one of my favorite views of the canyon. You can let the bus drop you off at the Powell Point and then walk to Hopi Point for the sunset or go past Powell Point and watch the sunset and have a picnic on a bench that I found.

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Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Powell Point is a great stop along the Rim Trail and easily accessible by the park shuttle busses. Great views of the Colorado River as you get closer to Hermits Rest which is the turn around for the park shuttle. Worth stopping here.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Powell Point is another breathtaking view of the Grand Canyon. Don't be discouraged with the use of "another." The Grand Canyon is huge, and there are many, many breathtaking viewpoints to enjoy it from. What sets Powell Point apart (other than one of the best views of the South Rim) is the monument to John Wesley Powell and the early... More

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Shawnee, KS, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Great photo op. Good in morning but great in evening. When we went on bus west toward Hermit's Rest at 8:00 am from Bright Angel there were only 6 of us. By return at 10:00 am, 60 waiting at bus stop. Another good reason to stay overnight in park.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We took the bus at 6pm from GC Village to Powell Point to see the sunset. We went a little further down to the rim to get a good position for sunset photos. Really nice place!! It's worth!!

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Jackson, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This was where the park was dedicated. Excellent views of the canyon. Great photo opportunities Easy paved trail. If limited physical abilities this is a very short hike from the shuttle and lots of places to stop and rest.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Yes, another point to see the Grand Canyon from. And yes it only accessible via the shuttle bus. However, it has a large plague recognizing some of the early American explorers to come to the grand canyon.

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Seal Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Take the shuttle here during busy season, then walk towards Hermit's Rest. The walk between the next fews stops is amazing and less crowded than the shuttle stops.

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El Cerrito, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Even if you can't hike, you can see amazing vistas. If your time in the Canyon is limited, this first stop on the Red Shuttle bus will give you awe-inspiring views. Worth the walk out to the monument at the end.

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