The Yavapai Point Trail is one of the newer trails made available to visitors within the Grand Canyon National Park, and provides a moderate challenge to those seeking to take in the trail’s many breathtaking views. Setting out from the Cottonwood Day Use Area, the hike includes scenic viewpoints and a challenging path to views of Cottonwood Creek, Fireman’s Cove, and Pipeline Canyon. The hike’s big finale takes the form of a sweeping lakeside panoramic of the surrounding natural landscape. This moderately difficult trail is only a 3.4-mile hike, round trip, so those looking for a shorter burst of difficulty should definitely check this area out.
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