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This is a nice stop to get some views. You can climb up the tower but the views from the ground are just as grand. Unique colors in the rock. If you're on the east end of the canyon, this is definitely worth a stop.
It was snowy and a big cloudy upon late afternoon arrival, but then the clouds lifted and the sun came out over the painted desert. Amazing views. And the tower itself is a great piece of architecture - interesting and one of a kind. There...More
I took my adult son and his partner on a camping trip to the South Rim. We had some time so I pushed us to visit the Watchtower. It is about a 45 minute drive from Mather Campground, about 30 minutes at the Watchtower, and...More
One of our favorite stops! View is great from each level of tower. History of Mary Colter building it, beginning of FFA, all were very interesting. Bit of a drive east of Visitors center on S Rim but well worth it. Stop along the way...More
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Based on the map the shuttle bus does not go to the watch tower and the view from their is spectacular , you can see the Colorado river from the watchtower. I was told it is one of the best places to see a sunset ! Don't go... More
Based on the map the shuttle bus does not go to the watch tower and the view from their is spectacular , you can see the Colorado river from the watchtower. I was told it is one of the best places to see a sunset ! Don't go for the day , we were there for 3 nights and I felt it was not enough ( we missed the sunset as it was raining ), each view point gives you a different glimpse of the canyon and you cannot see it's true beauty unless you have not seen it at sunrise or sunset