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This was my first view of the Grand Canyon and I would imagine it is for a lot of people and no picture can ever do it justice, it is truly magnificent.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ShellRich4
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Grand Canyon National Park South Rim in February 2019. After entering the park, I headed straight to Mather Point as the Ranger recommended this as my first stop. There are several parking lots, the Visitor Center, a book / souvenir store, a café....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank blairkk25
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First view of the canyon for many (most?) people coming to the south rim from Phoenix. Only downner is that this is probably the best view from anywhere along the canyon. It just doesn't get any better. Great place to watch the sun rise, the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank JohnandJaneS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked out to Mather point in the middle of a February blizzard and that was my favorite time there. No one was there but us and though visibility was limited, the pictures are amazing due to no crowds. We went back out on our...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank havekiddoswill
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mather point juts out into he Grand Canyon allowing almost 360 degree views. It is a fabulous place to see the canyon. I imagine that it super crowded during the summer, but when we went it was fairly easy to get out there and take...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Lybbert
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the busiest spot near the visitor center. It also has alot of fencing and barriers. Check out the rest of the park for more natural viewing

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Chevyjlewis
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the most visited viewpoints and it can be busy all times of the year. That being said it is still worth the stroll to Mather Point.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Spuddler
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited in early Feb 2019, the view from Mather Point is even more beautiful than from behind El Tovar! Take time to get to the Visitors Center and get to Mather Point!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jtrumanaz
Reviewed February 11, 2019

Excellent views but very crowded. If you want a less crowded view, you can go over to other adjacent lookouts for as good or better views.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank tucson2403
Reviewed January 29, 2019

The Grand Canyon National Park was created in 1919. We visited and watched the sun rise at Mather Point. The view is, of course, extraordinary at Mather Point and along the South Rim Trail. The weather, being January, was very cold, with snow on the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Kelly M
March 29, 2018|
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Response from AmoghN9 | Reviewed this property |
There is a parking at the grand canyon visitor center already and it is free. Have you checked that already?
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
Paul G
July 13, 2017|
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Response from Colin A | 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