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Mather Point

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Address: 2 1/2 miles north of park entrance (South Rim), Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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Perhaps the widest and most popular view

Walk up the hill not far behind the main visitor center and out onto a spectacular promontory that might make you feel like you were on the prow of a ship. Great any time of year... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Walk up the hill not far behind the main visitor center and out onto a spectacular promontory that might make you feel like you were on the prow of a ship. Great any time of year. Nesting birds circle below you and disappear into niches on the cliff side. In winter the clouds can settle around you, and then open... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is within walking distance of the visitors center and was recommended as a starting point. Beautiful views and great photo opps.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My first view of the Grand Canyon was Mather Point at sunset. I was blown away by this amazing natural wonder. My family came back the next morning and it looked completely different. While still beautiful, sunset by far was more breathtaking. I should add that I was a skeptic. I mean, I figured it was just a bunch of... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Mather point after reading that it had the best view of the Grand Canyon. It was very very crowded, far more than we expected for the time of year, and frankly not worth the trip there. The views were nice but we found equally nice views on the way back which were much more secluded with us at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing place to take photos. We went late in the day and the Canyon was a little shady. Try and get there around midday I reckon

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a spot closest to the visitors center and parking, so probably is the first place from where you'll see this world wonder. This image will remain forever in your mind. Words cannot describe this beauty, it has to be seen. From here, you can walk on paths east or west admiring the Canyon. Fabulous.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here to watch the sunrise and was not disappointed! Seems to be a popular sunrise location and for good reason. Only be very careful in winter - it was very icy when we went and I saw a few people slip and fall on the path.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Grand Canyon is a must, must, must see. Niagara Falls and Mt Rushmore are amazing and Yellowstone is not to be missed, but nothing will take your breath away like the Grand Canyon. There is nothing else like it in America. We've traveled from New Hampshire four times to see it and it's just as amazing each time. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Breath taking views and a short walk from the visitor center. You can walk along the rim of the canyon from this point.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

This is the point closest to the visitors center when you first come in. It is said to have some nice views and i was told it's a great spot to see the sunrise. Sadly it was a complete white out with snow when I went so I didn't get to see much

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