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Mather Point

2 1/2 Miles North Of Park Entrance, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
+1 888-467-2757
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“visitor center” (123 reviews)
“grand canyon” (241 reviews)
“south rim” (102 reviews)
LOCATION
2 1/2 Miles North Of Park Entrance, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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+1 888-467-2757
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"visitor center"
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"grand canyon"
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"south rim"
in 102 reviews
"main visitor"
in 11 reviews
"sunrise and sunset"
in 13 reviews
"take photos"
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"breathtaking views"
in 17 reviews
"awe inspiring"
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"national park"
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"natural wonder"
in 10 reviews
"shuttle bus"
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"visitors"
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"viewing"
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"glimpse"
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"trail"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

You can see magnificent views of one-quarter of the entire Canyon from this Point with vivid colors and the different layers of geological strata formed through millions of years, the exposed layers of colorful rocks date back to Precambrian times. The Colorado River is 5,000...More

Thank millie104
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

There are many vista points at the South Rim but this one stands out to me with lots of “wow” factor! We have been there on previous visits and sought it out again when we went to the Main Visitor Center on the shuttle last...More

Thank SusanVM
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We got up early and went to Mather point to watch the sunrise. It was quite crowded so get here early. But it was certainly worth it!

Thank SongBird1278
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Mather Point offers a great view of the Grand Canyon and its vast viewing of the layers of rock and the depths of the canyon. You can go to the rail and take pictures. There were people climbing over the rail and climbing on the...More

Thank DannyWasserman
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was 111 degrees when we visited. The scenery as you can imagine was breathtaking. Please keep to the walking areas designated though. Some people climbed over railings to stand on the edge which looked very dangerous as edge very crumbly.

Thank Jane23121958
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well, what can you say. Its truly amazing. Too crowded, so you should walk little bit further is you want some privacy there.

Thank Juha K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not the most quiet place but probably one of the first views of Grand Canyon most will get. At car park also of visitor center, and a rim trail also departs from here to take in other views. Impressive encounter with the size and beauty...More

Thank BelgianInIstanbul
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really quick walk out to the view point. Great for sunrise or sunset pictures! Awesome view! It had a parking lot and a 2 minute walk to a perfect spot with a stunning view of the canyon. Since we were there so early we saw...More

Thank Krista H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So - with the name Mather how could the view not be wonderful. Stephen Mather was a legend in the park service and it was a privilege to start my visit to the GC there. We took photos on the big rock in front of...More

Thank Sara_sakflva
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed even more great views, but the walkways were not quite adequate for the volume of tourists there. Once able to get close to the actual viewpoint the views were spectacular. A reasonable walk from the parking area, was worth it for the scenery

Thank Iain A
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Kelly M
March 29, 2018|
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Response from Amogh N | Reviewed this property |
There is a parking at the grand canyon visitor center already and it is free. Have you checked that already?
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Suzi S
January 29, 2018|
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Response from Motivator535 | Reviewed this property |
Suzi, that all depends on what you want out of your experience. My parents would drive by the sign to say they had been to a place but never truly experienced it, and there are a small handful of vistas to help you see the... More
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Paullyg13
July 13, 2017|
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Response from csarchibald | Reviewed this property |
You have a couple of options. If you are just driving through East to West, it would be best to come in through Cameron (off Hwy 89) there are several view points (and I consider some of these to be some of the best). When... More
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