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Address: West Rim Drive, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
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Another Amazing One-hundred Eighty Degree View

This was as far west from the visitor's center and Mather Point as my family and I were able to make it during our one full day at the South Rim. We are certainly glad we did... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
AlexanderD
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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was as far west from the visitor's center and Mather Point as my family and I were able to make it during our one full day at the South Rim. We are certainly glad we did. Powell Point gives you another angle of the South Rim from 180 degrees and is not quite as crowded as Mather Point. There... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a nice place to visit, i had great times there, you can just sit relax and watch the views, lovely nature. Thanks.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I thought we were early to catch the sunset view points, but the shuttles were very crowed with most going to Hopi Point. The Shuttle bus driver suggest Powell Point, which is one stop sooner than Hopi. We took the suggestion and was not disappointed. Not as big as Hopi Point and maybe not as colorful, but you could easily... More 

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ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are visiting west rim then don't miss this point. First I thought I wouldn't clime but with my daughters I made it. Then I realized what I was going to miss. A pleasant view ..an evening sky lighten the muddy river water and canyon formation all over desert. We saw mining canyon too.

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Oxford, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There's this pyramid that you can walk up and it give you an excellent vantage point to take a picture of your family/friends below showing so much of the grand canyon in the background!

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Riverside, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

This is one of three stops that allow you to go both west-bound and east-bound. Very nice views here and at all the stops. Extremely Friendly, helpful bus drivers get you everywhere on the route. Westbound stops on the way to Hermits Rest are Trailview Maricopa Powell Hopi Mojave The Abyss Monument Creek Pima Hermits Rest

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Somebody had to be first down the Canyon, but who would have predicted that it would have been a disabled Civil War veteran.He had lost his arm and still climbed the walls repeatedly with his one good arm. The monument is fittingly on a promontory that commands a 270' view. I was on a trip that ran the canyon a... More 

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Asheboro, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Decided to stop here on the return from Hermit's Rest to see more spectacular views of the Grand Canyon. After a short, easy walk, we were not disappointed. There are a few historic plaques along the walk, including a large memorial to John Wesley Powell, that seems a little out of place. The informational signs tell of a former Uranium... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

As with all the viewpoints this is another great place to see the Grand Canyon from. We did try and get the free bus but once we saw the big queue we decided to walk instead. It wasn't far but there was lots of up hill walking, albeit great scenery along the route,

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

You can enjoy the awesomeness of the Grand Canyon by this vantage point. One cannot appreciate the canyon and the views.

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