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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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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