Mary Colter’s Lookout Studio, also referred to as ‘The Lookout,’ is a rustic stone building perched on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.
This popular viewpoint located within the Grand Canyon National Park makes up part of the Grand Canyon Village.
Mary Colter’s Lookout Studio, Hours, Grand Canyon National Park
Lookout Studio was constructed on the edge of the South Rim to offer the best vantage point of the canyon. The use of native stones causes the Studio to appear as though it grows from within the canyon.
At the time it was established, the Studio served as a photography studio, but today, it operates primarily as an observation spot and gift shop. The structure features three levels: the main level that houses the shop, a viewing platform, as well as an enclosed tower. The Studio has since undergone renovations but has managed to retain its rustic nature.
Explore the structure’s unique interior and learn more about its rich history. Look out for the exhibits that offer insightful information about the Studio and its integration into the canyon’s natural environment.
A small stone fireplace creates a warm ambiance at the Studio, which compliments the Studio’s interior. The huge windows allow a lot of natural light to come in, making the Lookout Studio significantly brighter than the other three Colter structures.
Take the small stairway to the enclosed observation tower and then to the viewing platform located outside. From this spot, visitors can enjoy the canyon’s spectacular views with the help of coin-operated binoculars. This natural spectacle is one of the most amazing highlights of a tour of the Studio.
Wind up your visit with a walk down the leveled pathway from where you can watch the California Condor birds take flight in what is a spectacular display of Mother Nature. Stop by the gift shop to get some souvenirs – the perfect way to remember a trip to Mary Colter’s Lookout Studio.