Mather Point
Mather Point
4.5
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Nancy K
Salisbury, NC221 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
This is the place to go for a sunset view of the Grand Canyon. There’s a vantage point with steps that take you down closer to the Canyon. To me, this is a must see area for sunset & many must agree since there were several tour buses & lots of people taking pictures here.
Written February 17, 2020
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Ann Z
Phoenixville, PA71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
We found this to be a great place to view the sunrise as there is plenty of parking at the Visitor Center and then just a short walk to Mather Point. It is easy to find in the dark and plenty of room for everyone to have their own little space to enjoy. If you come to the Grand Canyon, a sunrise at Mather Point should be in the itinerary!
Written October 4, 2020
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MayfieldParrish
Denver, CO1,087 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
Mather Point is fairly close to the parking lots 1-3 and the visitors center. It is a great place to start your Rim Trail hiking. We went during sunset as well as the day as the colors change considerably. Path is paved and fairly level.
Written June 15, 2020
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R. Traveler
Oak Ridge, NC1,095 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Friends
This scenic overlook is easily accessible from the visitor center parking lot - and has railings to help prevent falls.

Obviously a popular area because of all of the above - but even with the crowds there were no issues - and you can easily find someone to take a photo for you.

Highly recommend this as a starting point for anyone looking to walk around the low impact rim of the canyon.
Written May 1, 2022
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TrailTrekker15
Tallahassee, FL5,094 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Solo
Mather Point was my first stop at Grand Canyon National Park. It is only a short walk from the South Rim Visitor’s Center. The view is absolutely jaw dropping! Pictures of the Grand Canyon simply cannot do it justice! I was fortunate to arrive on a cold day with light crowds. Also, the cliffs were covered in a light snow which added to the beauty of the scene before me. This is by far the most accessible location to see the Canyon.
Written December 14, 2020
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gottalovepink
McAllen, TX97 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Mather Point gave me the first view of the Grand Canyon. I was awestruck with the views. Although it had great views, since this point is the easiest and closest access it is also the most populated point. Upon my visit this was the point with more people since it seems to be everyone's first stop.
Written January 2, 2020
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TravelingSoccerLoon
Saint Paul, MN5,221 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
Spectacular views of the Canyon. If you only have time to visit one or two observation points, Mather and Yavapai Points are probably the best and most convenient. However, they are also probably the most visited spots as they are near the Visitor Center unless you visit during the off season or during a pandemic and it is 34 F like it was when we were there in late October. There is a cool ledge that extends out into the canyon with no safety barriers just west of Mather Point. Try to see other vistas like Mohave and Hopi Point along the road to Hermit's Rest or Moran or Lipan Points along the East Rim Drive.
Written November 12, 2020
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Karin H
Minneapolis, MN612 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Really nice built up viewpoint area along the south rim. Parking was difficult because this viewpoint is right near the visitor center. The parking lots are massive but they fill up by 9am so it's challenging to find parking.

The trail to get to the viewpoint from the parking lot is not well marked. There are many sidewalks so it's a confusing area. Eventually we found the viewpoint. It was packed, the busiest viewpoint we encountered on the whole trip. Take your time and wait for your turn to get to the railing, it's worth it for an unobstructed view of the canyon.
Written April 17, 2022
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Michael D
Middleton, WI97 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Although all GCNP viewpoints are remarkable, we were told this is the spot to watch the sun rise. We arrived early and watched the sun come over the horizon, but the experience, although pleasant, was not nearly as enjoyable as sunset at Hopi Point. Mather point is a good distance from GC lodging but the shuttle system runs early before sunrise and has stops within walking distance of the point, the Visitor Center and the Canyon gift shop.
Written March 23, 2022
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ldgp14
Walsall, UK3,232 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The Grand Canyon is truly one of the natural wonders of the world and the view from Mather Point is unbelievable. It costs $35 to enter the park in a single vehicle for up to a week which is worth it even if you only spend a couple of hours there. The view truly takes your breath away.
Written April 3, 2024
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