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Ooh Aah Point
Ooh Aah Point

Ooh Aah Point

Ooh Aah Point is a scenic viewpoint located along the South Kaibab Trail. Located about a mile from the South Kaibab Trailhead on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, this overlook is loved for its panoramic views and easy access along the well-maintained trail.

On arrival, it is easy to see why this viewpoint earned its unique name.

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The wonderful views stretch from the iconic Havasupai Point located about 20 miles west of Ooh Aah, before fading away into the western canyons in the distance. Across the landscape, visitors can catch a glimpse of the Palisades of the Desert, as well as the cliffs of the eastern canyon. Two rock structures stand out along the eastern canyon – the Vishnu Temple as well as Wotan’s Throne – both of which offer incredible views as well.

Directly ahead of Ooh Aah Point, you can’t help but marvel at seeing Bright Angel Point. This is one of the most popular attractions in the Grand Canyon, and it is easy to see why. On a good day, it is possible to see hikers making their way up the trail.

For those who would like to take the adventure beyond Ooh Aah Point, there is the option of hiking down the South Kaibab Trail and joining the North Kaibab Trail to get to Bright Angel Point. This challenging hike not only gives a sense of wondrous appreciation for nature, but it also offers a new perspective on exploring the Grand Canyon National Park.

The highlight of visiting the Ooh Aah Point has got to be the splendid views of O’Neill Butte – particularly at sunrise. & Look out for the Tonto Platform as well, which stands out because it is marked by a relatively flat section of the canyon alongside views of the Colorado River. The Tonto Trail is also visible as it meanders across the platform.

Other attractions visible from Ooh Aah Point include the Clear Creek Trail, the Coconino Sandstone, as well as the Toroweap Formation. These sightings make for great photography and certainly an unforgettable way to enjoy the outdoors.

Look out for the many mules that traverse the trails as they have the right of way.

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What is the Ooh Aah Point address?
Grand Canyon National Park
South Kaibab Trailhead
Yaki Point Rd, Grand Canyon Village, AZ

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What are the Ooh Aah Point opening hours?
Grand Canyon Visitor Center
Mon - Sun: 9am - 4pm
Summer & Fall
Mon - Sun: 8am - 6pm
Mon - Sun: 9am - 5pm

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What are the Ooh Aah Point entry prices?
Weekly Passes
Vehicle Permit: $35
Motorcycle Permit: $30
Individual Permit: $20 per person

Entrance Fee-Free Days
Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
First day of National Park Week
National Park Service Birthday
National Public Lands Day
Veterans Day

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