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Tuba City, AZ 86045
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Many sightseers agree that Lipan Point provides one of the most extraordinary views of the Grand Canyon. At this point, hikers meet the trailhead for the difficult Tanner Trail. Below, the Grand Canyon reaches is greatest depths. From this vantage point, sightseers are treated to an impressive wide array of rock strata. This lookout probably provides the best view of the inner canyon anywhere inside the park, especially in the early morning or evening when the sun is low.
There are various lookout points along the Cape Royal road for sightseers to enjoy. One of the most prominent overlooks in this portion of the North Rim is the Walhalla Overlook. From here, hikers can catch a glimpse of an Anasazi ruin, or gain a view of Unkar Creek, which runs below the overlook. At this location, Park Rangers sometimes give informative lectures on the geology and natural history of the Grand Canyon.
At 7,406 feet, Grandview Point is one of the highest lookouts along the south rim, providing sightseers with a unique view looking down on the mountains. Due to its altitude, it receives more moisture, which in turn brings more vegetation than to other areas along the south rim. This is where Grandview Trail descends into the canyon to take hikers by the site of the old Grandview Hotel, one of the original tourist facilities in the late 1800s.
Yaki Point is one of the many lookouts along the south rim that provides sightseers with an extraordinary view into the canyon. From this point, one can see Wotan's Throne, an impressive flat top butte. The popular South Kaibab Trail begins at this point. During the summer tourist season the road at Yaki Point is closed to private vehicles. Free shuttle service is available during this time.
Each year millions of visitors to the Grand Canyon get their first spectacular, panoramic view of the natural wonder from the lookout at Mather Point. At an elevation of 7,120 feet, this viewpoint overlooks Pipe Creek Canyon and the Inner Gorge of the Colorado River. From this point sightseers can hike the South Rim Trail, which leads west to Yavapai Point. The Canyon View Information Plaza, open daily, is located at Mather Point. Restrooms, bookstore, pay phones and shuttle bus stops are close by.
The Roden Crater is a volcanic crater resting atop a now extinct volcano. This unusual volcanic formation is located near Flagstaff, Arizona. The structure is named after artist James Turrell, who purchased the land of the crater in 1979 and has transformed it into a solar observatory since then.
The park's main Visitor Center offers exhibits on the natural and cultural history of the area. To assist visitors in becoming better acquainted with what the park has to offer, there is an audio-visual presentation about the wildlife, geology, history, and folklore of the park. Maps and brochures are also available at the information desk.