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Lipan Point
Lipan Point

Lipan Point

Lipan Point is a stunning viewpoint located on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. It stands out from all the canyon’s viewpoints as it has the most expansive views of the area.

From this point, visitors can enjoy the longest stretches of the Colorado River as it flows thousands of feet below. Under clear skies, Lipan gives visitors a perfect chance to see the river’s course in the canyon’s inner gorges.

Lipan Point, Trail Map, Sunrise & Sunset, Grand Canyon National Park AZ

One of the highlights of these panoramic views is the sighting of the Hance and Nevills Rapids, with these whitewater rapids on the Colorado River visible to the west. They are a favorite option for visitors who enjoy water sports and make up two of the more than a hundred sets of rapids along the river’s course.

Further to the east, it is easy to spot the Vermillion Cliffs National Monument – a monument best known for its vibrantly colored swirls of rock whose marvelous rock formations make it a wonder to behold. The monument also marks the point where the Grand Canyon begins before stretching for close to 300 miles.

From Lipan Point, visitors also get to see the Unkar Delta far below. This is a vast sandy region located on the river’s northern banks. The Delta has a rich history as it marks the place where the prehistoric tribe of Pueblo people lived. This ancient tribe once farmed melons, corn, and beans, among other plants, thanks to the availability of water. Today, Unkar is home to the remains of the prehistoric dwelling places of the Puebloans.

Lipan Point is considered one of the most stunning viewpoints on the South Rim. Other fascinating features that are visible from this point include intricate temple formations, buttes, and spires. Best of all, the point does not get too crowded, making it ideal for nature lovers looking for some solitude amidst the natural beauty.

Lipan Point marks the end of a short road that exits from the Desert View Scenic Drive, just about six miles from the entrance of the South Rim. Other nearby viewpoints include the Navajo and Pinal Points.

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Grand Canyon Visitor Center
Mon - Sun: 9am - 4pm
Summer & Fall
Mon - Sun: 8am - 6pm
Mon - Sun: 9am - 5pm

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Weekly Passes
Vehicle Permit: $35
Motorcycle Permit: $30
Individual Permit: $20 per person

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First day of National Park Week
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