Yavapai Point
Yavapai Point
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gottalovepink
McAllen, TX97 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Considering Yavapai Point is on the South Rim the views are simply awesome. I walked from Mather Point to Yavapai Point to be able to enjoy the views completely. There are breathtaking views all over Yavapai Point.
Written 2 January 2020
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jameshuang
Taipei, Taiwan2,004 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Family
Yavapai Point (牙瓦派點) is the northernmost overlook at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. It is located 1.4 km (0.9 mi) northwest of the Grand Canyon Visitor Center. The area also has the Yavapai Geology Museum (also known as Yavapai Observation Station), which exhibits the details of the geological history of Grand Canyon. There are three overlook points in the Grand Canyon Village (Mather, Yavapai and Yaki), and Yavapai Point has the best panoramic views of the south rim canyon. It is also reachable on the 7.2 km (4.5 mi) long Rim Trail.

We wanted to find a location which was easily accessible and a perfect place to view the sunset of Grand Canyon. We learned about this location from the front desk of the hotel we stayed at downtown Grand Canyon Village. We arrived at Yavapai Point around 6:30 pm, and there was a large parking lot that can accommodate about 80 cars. The Yavapai Point was a short walk from the parking lot. When we were at the Yavapai Point, we saw the sun on the far west and the golden lights spreading over the whole canyon. We really liked those colors changing during the sunset period; it was a totally different experience to view the canyon. The viewpoint is quite small, but you can easily find one of the nearby spots to enjoy the beautiful sunset and its surroundings. We were too late to visit the nearby Yavapai Geology Museum because it closed at 7:00 pm. The original museum building was designed by architect Herbert C. Maier in July 1928. It was intended to observe and understand Grand Canyon geology. It used local Kaibab limestone and ponderosa pine in its construction to blend into its surroundings. We spent 1.5 hours taking photos. We could see the sun going down over the mountain.

We heard some others said it was also a good location for the sunrise, but we didn’t come here for that. Don’t forget to check the free Park Ranger Programs which run daily. Parking near Grand Canyon Visitor Center fills up quickly during busy periods. You can use the free shuttle buses that run on natural gas. These buses stop at many popular viewpoints, hiking and bike routes along the South Rim.
Written 4 February 2017
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John Snow
Boston, MA58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Family
On our first afternoon/evening, we visited Yavapai Point and walked the paved trail along the South Rim. It was there we experienced our first Grand Canyon sunset. It was amazing! The sky was on fire with orange red yellow against the awe inspiring coloration of The Grand Canyon Red Rock. The views are breathtaking and surroundings are wild!

Make sure you check the sunset time and give yourself and hour or so to get there , park and find a beautiful spot to relax and enjoy !

Beware if you have small children. The spot is beautiful but all natural! Bring a carrier or device to keep smaller children safe.

Highly recommend this spot for pics, sunset and families!
Written 6 October 2019
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SandyChurchStretton
Church Stretton, UK34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Enough said!

An excellent geology exhibit here too, and all weather viewing through the museum windows.
Written 30 September 2019
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Hoang
20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Yavapai Point has a geology museum, which we ran to since it was raining when we got off of the bus, and this museum offers a wonderful view of the canyon along with rangers who will give talks about the canyon and show you neat spots through their binoculars and telescopes. If you walk outside of the museum, you are right along the edge and there are lots of viewpoints along the path. The actual Yavapai Point, which is less than a minute walk from the museum, is stunning and sticks out a bit into the canyon to give you a fantastic panoramic view. I went as soon as it stopped raining and there was no one there which was a fantastic opportunity for pictures and to enjoy the canyon itself.
Written 30 October 2019
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Karrst
Pretoria, South Africa3,299 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
We finished out Grand Canyon tour at Yavapai Point on our last evening as I wanted to visit the Geology Museum. Thus was one of the best viewpoints we stopped at – saving the best for last – was not the intention, but it was not far off. On writing this it is hard to understand why this is ranked so low, but probably because everyone flocks to the more popular places, as parking is limited, well you’re missing a gem here.
Yavapai for us provided perhaps the best panorama of the three points on this part of the south rim as it is the most northerly, and the closest to the Colorado River, allowing for unobstructed views up and down the gorge. If you look closely you will see the bridge over the Colorado River on the trail at the bottom.

The Colorado river is just visible due north, at the end of Pipe Creek, immediately west of which is Plateau Point, in the other direction, the near ground is dominated by a long thin ridge running from Yaki Point, which extends almost to the river..

Across on the north rim you can see three large canyons joining with the Colorado River. To the west, is Trinity Creek, appearing from beneath Shiva Temple. Directly opposite is the Bright Angel Canyon and to the east is Clear Creek forming a deep, twisting canyon that extends to the north.
It was here we had our Grand Canyon sunset and it was simply amazing with the differing hues and lengthening shadows as the sun dipped below the horizon to the west. It even surpassed the one at Monument Valley. Timing is everything.
In our one and half days at the Grand Canyon we visited many of the View Points, all are unique and give different perspectives of the Grand Canyon, Geology and the Colorado River. But all are definitely impressively WOW!
Written 13 March 2018
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DDR1234
Johannesburg, South Africa631 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Right by Yavapai point there is also ruins that you will see. Visit the museum there as well. Sit and take in the most amazing views.
Written 25 March 2020
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KosherAndGlutenFree
New Jersey291 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
If its cold outside, this is a good spot to warm up.

There are some exhibits inside, the most important of which IMHO was to point out where the river can be seen.

Bathrooms are nearby in the adjacent parking lot.
Written 18 November 2019
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steve f
Liverpool, NY726 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
Our waitress at the Squire Grill told us about this simply awesome museum with gorgeous views. This place is the one place to visit if you are short on time. Don’t miss this!!!
Written 9 October 2019
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JOSEPH M
Tiffin, OH233 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
It was early on our rim journey when we got to Yavapai Point. To say it was breathtaking would be too modest. We were swept up in the beauty and serenity of seeing God's mighty works.
Written 2 September 2019
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