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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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Get up and get there early

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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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Thank AlexanderD
Arlington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Thank amyandpeteb
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank Ian S
Jonesboro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The views from this point are absolutely breathtaking not to mention it is less crowded than some of the other points. You just can't put into words the beauty of the Grand Canyon.

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Thank KellinsMimi
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This has a really cool sunrise view. It's big enough area that you will get a spot to view the sunrise. The morning weather is quite different than late morning - it can range over 10-20F degrees so plan accordingly.

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Thank itsxjackie
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Lots of Canyon friends will tell you Yaki has the best views and photos. It is next to the South Yavapai trailhead and is closed to traffic so use the bus.

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Thank Mike K
Garden Grove, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

My wife and I watched the sunset from Yaki Point and it was beautiful! There are several spots at Yaki Point to take some real stunning pictures. Trust me, this is the spot to take pictures from!

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Yaki Point is the last view point served by shuttle buses along the Desert View Drive.The Rim Trail ends before Yaki Point at the South Kaibab trailhead and cars are not permitted on the road to Yaki Point, so the shuttle buses are your only option, unless you want to walk up the road, but the bus will beat you... More 

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