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Grand Canyon Desert View Watchtower: Tours & Tickets

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Most people come into the Grand Canyon on the West end and never even go as far as the Watchtower which is the first stop coming in from the East end. Great Views, outside and for an extra treat walk up inside the tower to...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank LifeIsGoodGuy
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Watchview Tower is at a point at the canyon with great views. There are several levels to climb in the tower with different perceptions of the canyon. The Indian artwork inside the tower offers some history of it.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank 376bobg
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is really worth seeing and worth learning the history of Mary Coulter. There were supposed to be Native American demonstrations going on but they were still setting up when I got there at 9:30am

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank toby m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are plenty of vista stops on your journey here and worth to get our of the car and take in the different views. Deli food, restroom available and has a station

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful building with artwork by native Indians adorn the walls from top to bottom. A curved staircase brings you to the top where the views are amazing.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Sue L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The watchtower is definitely a must see while you are visiting! It takes about 40 minutes to get there from the General Store. You need to know that the staircases to the top close early - I think 5:30 p.m. so don't count on taking...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank SAK205
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a really cool stop. The tower is as cool inside as outside. The view is amazing, and the tower has a deck as well. My daughter could see some people floating the river in the binoculars. Clean restrooms nearby.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank SoccerChickOKC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can get to this location very easily, and can get a good first view of the Grand Canyon. This area is developed, but doesn't feel nearly as overcrowded as the main South Rim locations. And the watchtower is a really cool structure.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Kirk H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Desert View Watchtower was an impressive stop. The inside of the tower is fashioned after the ancient Pueblo Indian kiva with paintings of the kachinas & other depictions of their lives. The views of the canyon & high desert are enthralling. You will find...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Angelica3697
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was amazed to see this unusual structure looming up from a ledge of Grand Canyon. And upon entering, I was first surprised that it was free, and I was surprised by all the Indian art that was painted on walls and ceilings of every...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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aliveinsf2015
15 September 2019|
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Response from tjcknigh | Reviewed this property |
Plenty of parking at this location so driving is NOT. A problem. Gives you more flexibility for sure.
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KayDarlene
9 July 2019|
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Response from HiMyNameIsKathryn | Reviewed this property |
We drove through the park and didn't pay anything. The tower was also free. We came in from the east. I think there are several entrances.
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mariannelouisemac
27 April 2019|
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Response from Jen M | Reviewed this property |
There is minimal to no light pollution.
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