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Desert View and Watchtower


Desert View Dr, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023 928-638-2736

Description: SOUTH RIM. At this outlook, you’ll find many traveler conveniences, including a restaurant, general store, and service station. However, the highlight is the watchtower, a stone edifice designed by Mary E.J. Colter and built in 1932. Rising 70 feet above the Canyon rim, the tower was intended to mimic ancient architecture and accommodate early tourists. It affords incredible vistas of the Canyon, the Colorado River, the San Francisco Peaks, and the Painted Desert from roof-top observation points. The tower also boasts murals, recreations of Native American petroglyphs, a gift shop, and demonstrations of Hopi weaving. A must-stop while in the park.


Summer (Feb – Dec)  Daily 8am-7pm Winter (Dec – Feb)  Daily 9am-Sunset