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Yavapai Point
Yavapai Point

Yavapai Point

Yavapai Point is a popular viewpoint for visitors looking to witness the most breathtaking views of the Grand Canyon’s South Rim.

Located at the furthest northern point of the South Rim, this point offers panoramic views of the Colorado River down below, alongside the river gorge.

Yavapai Point, Trail, Sunrise & Sunset, Map, Grand Canyon National Park

These unobstructed views have made the point popular with nature enthusiasts and hikers. From Yavapai, you can easily spot the Plateau Point in the distance – which is a key resting point for hikers on the Bright Angel Trail.

Yavapai Point is also a popular spot for watching sunsets and has long attracted photographers keen on capturing the natural beauty of the landscape. The presence of the interesting rock formations in the distance, coupled with the array of vibrant colors, adds to this magical experience.

At 7062 feet, Yavapai Point is a must-experience for anyone exploring the South Rim. This lookout point is also home to the Yavapai Museum of Geology. The museum, which is sometimes referred to as the Yavapai Observation Station, was first built in the 1920s.

The Yavapai Museum houses educational exhibits that not only tell the geologic history of the Grand Canyon but also detail its unique attractions. The museum station is located at the peak of the vista and is made from natural stone.

Aside from the exhibits, the front of the museum also features large windows that allow visitors to enjoy the stunning views of the Grand Canyon below. The air-conditioned museum makes it easy to relax and soak in the views. The museum also sells a range of souvenirs.

Away from the museum, Yavapai Point is home to the trailhead of ‘The Trail of Time’, and makes up part of the popular Rim Trail. The route along the edges of the Grand Canyon allows you to experience the Canyon’s beautiful scenery.

For visitors who would love to extend their stay at Yavapai Point, there are accommodation options available that include the Yavapai Lodge and the Trailer Village RV Park. Shuttle bus services are also available between the viewpoints located along the South Rim.

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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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