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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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Breathtaking!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
KellinsMimi
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Jonesboro
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Jonesboro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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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Thank Jeffe714
Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Yaki Point is not accessible by private vehicle, so you have to take the shuttle to get there. Because of this the point is somewhat less crowded. Based upon research, we went to Yaki Point for sunset photographs as my husband is a photographer. Because we had our kids with us, I can tell you that the restrooms are more... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

If you decide to do the East rim drive (which you should!), pull over at every view point. It is worth your time. The views are amazing and the point are less crowded than in the central part of the park.

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Thank Judith v
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

My husband and I stopped at each point along the South Rim. We took the trolley (yellow route) to Yaki Point. Great place to see some views, as are all the pre-set lookout points.

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Thank Amanda N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Yaki point is a great spot to watch the sunrise. The yellow shuttle starts about an hour before sunrise so you can get there early and catch all the pre-sunrise beauty. Good choice for sunrise. Stay about half hour after sunrise to catch all the shadows and the beauty they create as the sun moves higher in the sky. [If... More 

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Brewster, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

we walked one way out here and took the bus back, it is pretty far and the weather had turned cold and sleety. Nice to have the views but I was really ready to get on the bus! take water and be ready for weather changes!

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