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Yaki Point

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Address: Near East Rim Drive, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
Phone Number: 520 638 7888

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Sunrise here was amazing!

Getting up early and taking the shuttle to Yaki Point to see the sunrise was one of the highlights of our trip! As the first glimpse of orange red presented in the east, it began... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Santa Clarita, California
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Santa Clarita, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Getting up early and taking the shuttle to Yaki Point to see the sunrise was one of the highlights of our trip! As the first glimpse of orange red presented in the east, it began to transform the walls of the canyon, bathing it in golden highlights! You had to see it to experience the awe and majesty of this... More 

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

We took a short hike from the Kaibab trail head parking lot (accessible only by orange shuttle) to Yaki Point to photogragh the sunrise. Well worth it. Went back other times of the day as light and shadows change all day.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at 5am and parked in the Visitor Center parking lot. The shuttles at that hour, which are scheduled every 30 minutes, were running much more frequently on the Sunday we were there. We arrived at Yaki Point about 5:15am and enjoyed the solitude as the pre dawn light overtook the scene. After about 20 minutes, others began arriving.... More 

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Littleton, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow...can't go wrong here! This was our first "point" on arriving in the park for a gorgeous sunset! The shuttle was so easy to take and there was quite a few momma elk with their babies milling about at the shuttle junction...we even caught a glimpse of the big daddy, the bull elk thru the trees. Shuttles do get a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived at 5am and parked in the Visitor Center parking lot. The shuttles begin running at 4am every 30 minutes. The orange route East will take you to Yaki Point. We were advised to arrive about an hour before sunrise. The views of the sun coming up are amazing.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

I was at Yaki Point at about 8:30 on a Saturday morning and there was almost no one else around. I could sit and absorb the grandeur of one of the best views in the park in pleasant solitude. As with many things about the Grand Canyon, get there early before the crowds overwhelm the place.

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

If you have the time, I highly recommend renting a bike and coming up here. It's a fairly easy ride (small hills) and very rewarding.

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

You must take a shuttle bus to get here, so it is not quite as busy as some of the other viewpoints. The precipice that this point sits on provides a unique view both east and west and you can see some formations not visible from other nearby points. Be sure to walk both left and right from the shuttle... More 

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Sutton, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

This place was great to go to for sunrise. It was fairly quiet at 4:15 in the morning. We did have people around us, but it was peaceful and well worth visiting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

Why wouldn't you use the free shuttle to come here? Well worth it at any time of the day. If you want the sunset view, then come a god hour before.

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