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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited this spot for sunrise and it was quite good. Not too far from parking. Restrooms are there too. Great views like everywhere else in Grand Canyon!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Igorek007
Reviewed 6 days ago

I always enjoy best the Mather point view as it is so emmence and a lot of different colors with the mesas.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jeff h
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

There is really no bad view of the Grand Canyon because it’s a breathtaking natural wonder. But this is a very crowded and touristy overlook, so do try one of the many other options in the park.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank EllenRHK
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited in 2009. Probably hasn't changed much. While working in AZ I visited Mather Point twice in a month. What I saw on my first visit took my breath away. It took a few hours at the main lookout just to be able to comprehend...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank john7002017
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first view of the Grand Canyon and I would imagine it is for a lot of people and no picture can ever do it justice, it is truly magnificent.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ShellRich4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Grand Canyon National Park South Rim in February 2019. After entering the park, I headed straight to Mather Point as the Ranger recommended this as my first stop. There are several parking lots, the Visitor Center, a book / souvenir store, a café....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank blairkk25
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First view of the canyon for many (most?) people coming to the south rim from Phoenix. Only downner is that this is probably the best view from anywhere along the canyon. It just doesn't get any better. Great place to watch the sun rise, the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked out to Mather point in the middle of a February blizzard and that was my favorite time there. No one was there but us and though visibility was limited, the pictures are amazing due to no crowds. We went back out on our...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank havekiddoswill
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mather point juts out into he Grand Canyon allowing almost 360 degree views. It is a fabulous place to see the canyon. I imagine that it super crowded during the summer, but when we went it was fairly easy to get out there and take...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Lybbert
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is the busiest spot near the visitor center. It also has alot of fencing and barriers. Check out the rest of the park for more natural viewing

Date of experience: February 2019
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Kelly M
30 March 2018|
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Response from john7002017 | Reviewed this property |
$20 fee per person to walk in, bus in, bike in, boat in. $35 per car to drive in. Parking is free. Plenty of parking. There are free days, see their site.
30 January 2018|
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Response from john7002017 | Reviewed this property |
A friend of mine back east threatened to "kick my butt" if I spent three months in AZ and didn't go see the Grand Canyon. So I took off long before sunrise, driving 5 hrs to get there early in the morning. It was SOOO worth... More
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Response from Colin A | Reviewed this property |
You have a couple of options. If you are just driving through East to West, it would be best to come in through Cameron (off Hwy 89) there are several view points (and I consider some of these to be some of the best). When... More