“replica of a prehistoric Indian tower”
The Desert View Watchtower, constructed in 1932 as a replica of a prehistoric Native American tower, commands a magnificent view of the Grand Canyon, the Painted Desert to the east and the San Fransico Peaks to the south. This 70 foot (21 meter) tower is the highest point on the South Rim. The interior walls of the tower feature murals by Hopi artist Fred Kabotie.
Didn't make it in the tower but the view surrounding it in the late afternoon was the best after being on the rim all day this was the spot! Restrooms and food here too.
Our visit to the Desert View Watchtower was my favorite part of visiting the Grand Canyon. Absolutely worth visiting for the great views and amazing architecture!
Would definitely recommend this place as a must see. The best canyon view IMHO,
It's not for the faint of heart if you have a fear of heights (like I do) but it is completely worth the absolutely stunning views.
Make it to this view point atleast. The view is great especially at sunset.
The first stop of my virgin visit to the Grand Canyon.... woweee what a place and what a view! We were quite early, so not lot was open yet. But there is a ton of parking here, ablutions and a restaurant.
The view of the canyon is breathtaking!
Watch tower is an awesome spot and if your running out of gas it has a gas station nearby!! Saved me on one occasion!
Great views, Great People, and Gift Shop!
Let me just say WOW! It was so beautiful! We were there for a good 20 minutes before we heard someone speaking English. Folks from all over the world were checking out the Canyon! Gives me pride knowing that God made something so Beautiful for all the world to see right there in the middle of no-where Arizona. I will give a heads up, while the tower is free, it does cost $35 to get into the park to see the Canyon.
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Desert View Watchtower
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