Moran Point
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Scenic lookout over the rim of the Grand Canyon, named for painter Thomas Moran, whose brilliant canvases of the scene influenced Congress in the decision to create a Grand Canyon national park.
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PDKJ
Leicester, UK499 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
Sometimes I wonder how beautiful can this earth get. The views are so amazing that you are speechless and you just want to stand there quietly and take it all in. Enjoy nature and appreciate the beauty that surrounds us.
Written March 2, 2019
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Achim4711
Gifhorn, Germany758 contributions
Mar 2022
This is a smaller Viewpoint on the Desert View Road but even quite nice. There're enough parking slots and you can enjoy the view more quitely then at other view points.
Written April 25, 2022
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DDR1234
Johannesburg, South Africa667 contributions
Oct 2019
From Moran point you can see the river down below and you can also see the hiking trail that can be hiked by foot or by using a mule. With a binocular you can see the trail very clear. Amazing view!
Written March 25, 2020
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Pal0009
New York City, NY61 contributions
Sep 2019
Amazing view point on desert view drive. It is less busy and you can spend enough time enjoying the spectacular phenomena of nature Earth.
Written September 29, 2019
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China159,141 contributions
Jan 2016 • Couples
This is another of the very good viewpoint stops you can make in route to the Desert View Watchtower. Situated between Grandview Point and Lipan Point, pull off the road here for spectacular views into the Grand Canyon.

Views northward towards the North Rim in particular are very impressive. You can see many layers of the Grand Canyon from here. There is a small point that juts out into the canyon here on the right hand side of the viewing area, this is Lipan Point.

Note: If you are not in a rush when making the drive out to Desert View Watchtower, this is a good viewpoint to see. Otherwise, if you need to limit your stops, we preferred Grandview Point and Navajo Point, where you can see the Desert View Watchtower alongside the edge of the crayon.

Note: The Desert View Drive from the Grand Canyon Village is a round trip 50 mile drive. Best to allow 2-3 hours in order to adhere to speed limits and to allow a few stops along the way for the viewpoints as well as the Tusayan Museum and Ruin and main attraction, the watchtower.
Written February 13, 2016
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Kathryn H
Chardon, OH90 contributions
Aug 2021
Stopped along the points on the East side of the South Rim Visitors Center on our way up to the North Rim. So glad we made these stops - Moran Point was our favorite and it was an extra treat to be able to have the whole viewing area to ourselves!
Written August 21, 2021
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ljsoper
mount zion, illinois62 contributions
Apr 2021
This point had some of the most beautiful views of the Canyon. Great places for some amazing pictures!
Written May 2, 2021
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Fly4TWA
New Florence, MO87 contributions
Dec 2018
Came upon Moran Point during a rain shower and was so sad, thinking the fog and rain clouds were going to sully my view. Not the case AT ALL. After several bouts of showers, the vista opened up like a butterflies wings - and I was able to capture a breathtaking view towards the north east. If it hadn't been for the other photographer, we'd have had the place to ourselves.
Written November 4, 2019
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Ken Q
Denver, United States851 contributions
Aug 2019
Excellent Views of the canyon. This point is along Desert View so it's less busy but definitely worth it.
Written August 11, 2019
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dgdssdish d
Charlottetown, Canada1,179 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
With the snow it really makes these views unforgettable. Stop get out take some pictures and just enjoy the wild views.
Written February 13, 2019
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