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Grand Canyon Desert View Watchtower

1,217 Reviews

Grand Canyon Desert View Watchtower

1,217 Reviews
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TrailTrekker15 wrote a review Jan 10
Tallahassee, Florida3,308 contributions344 helpful votes
Desert View was my final stop at Grand Canyon. I spent some time relaxing on the benches near the edge of the canyon enjoying the view and solitude. Few people were in the area due to the closure of the east entrance. The Watchtower itself is a beautiful structure with a rich history. There is also a memorial to the mid-air collision of two commercial airplanes that occurred in the 1950s. I found Desert View to be one of the better spots to stop along the South Rim.
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Date of experience: November 2020
Rodney B wrote a review Nov 2020
Waukesha, Wisconsin1,056 contributions225 helpful votes
The watchtower and buildings were closed due to covid but the view was worth the 40 minute drive from the village. Great views, and the area was very quiet. The Mary Coulter tower was really interesting and fun to look closely at.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Sy N wrote a review Nov 2020
San Francisco, California524 contributions97 helpful votes
We visited in November and there were very few people — of course it was bloody cold and windy! But the views from the tower were absolutely phenomenal especially due to the scattered clouds and position of the sun. The path there is paved; there’s plenty of parking; but this time of year the bathrooms and all services were closed.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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OCLADY1208 wrote a review Oct 2020
Arizona21 contributions18 helpful votes
Traffic was backed up getting into the Grand Canyon as they had one clossed down doing road repair. So we took the Desert View Drive and we were so glad we did. No crowds and you can stop along the way and see spectacular views. Do yourself a favor and stay away from the south rim inside the park. It's crowded. Most restaurants are closed due to COVID-19. And the Visitor Center is closed.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Brandon K wrote a review Jul 2020
Flagstaff, Arizona1,304 contributions409 helpful votes
This area is either your first stop on the way in to the park if you use the East gates, or it is your last view on your way out if you are driving down Desert View Drive. BE AWARE - right now the East gates are closed because of COVID restrictions and much of this area is restricted. When it is open, there is a great watchtower with amazing views of the canyon, whether it is your first or last view for your visit. If you are staying in the Village, it is well worth the trip out here because of the history of the watchtower and the views. Parking is decent and there is some walking needed, in case that is a concern. There is also food available (usually) but I don’t believe any is available during the COVID restrictions. The Desert View Drive is also worth it as you get a number of pull over vantage points with usually fewer people around than at the visitor’s center or the Village.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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