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Grand Canyon Desert View Watchtower

Desert View Dr., Grand Canyon, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
+1 928-638-2736
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Desert View Dr., Grand Canyon, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
+1 928-638-2736
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Reviewed yesterday

After visiting for many years and always enjoying the picture perfect Watchtower Gift Shop, now we have a huge disappointment. The gift shop has been removed and the space occupied by a few cheap plastic tables with people ocassionally showing how to make crafts. They...More

Thank WorldPhotographer_8
Reviewed 5 days ago

The tower offers a relatively easy climb to get an excellent view of the far away painted desert and the East Canyon.

Thank Larry V
Reviewed 6 days ago

We reached the tower as soon as it opened at 8 am and it was a wise decision because when we were leaving all the crowds began to come in. The tower itself is lovely and offers great views from its windows and on every...More

Thank Lolita D
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Desert View Trail is a must do while at the Grand Canyon. The views are much more panaramic and breath taking then on the rim. The trail ends at the watch tower which is a worth while stop over.

Thank mss125
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went all the way up in the Watchtower. It was neat to tour a historic Coulter building. Inside the tower was a bit stuffy; there were windows but they weren't open, probably due to safety. The multiple staircases were narrow and would not be...More

Thank LuvAZTravel
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting point along the tour route of Grand Canyon. Great views of the canyon. It can be crowded as this is a popular point, but just have patience and you will be rewarded.

Thank Kenneth R
Reviewed 1 week ago

My oh my, how things have changed in the 15 years since I first visited the Grand Canyon. The view from the tower is still incredible. But if you don't like crowds, there are other places to visit in the park that will be more...More

Thank mdiv2001
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Grand Canyon is all about wonderful and amazing views of one of our country's distinguishing feature. Desert View offers some of the best in the park. A must do for visitors.

Thank Fred M
Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter, two grandchildren, and I visited the Desert Watchtower, located at the far eastern end of the Grand Canyon National Park. It was well worth the drive from Phoenix as the views of the canyon were sensational. While climbing the three levels of the...More

Thank camatchett
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're a National Park geek like me, you'll enjoy a visit. The architecture and interior art are worthy of appreciation. If your traveling companions aren't into history, they'll groove on the majestic views. Win/win.

Thank VespagirL55
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What is the latest time we can climb the stairs to the top?
14 April 2017|
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Response from LesleyGulledge | Reviewed this property |
I believe they closed down at 6pm
Is there a shuttle bus that travels out to the watchtower? Having a hard time deciding to drive our own vehicle from Williams for the day to visit the canyon or ride the train and have 3 1/2 hours to sight see. Thanks!
14 March 2017|
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Response from KyReserve | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so but it is worth the drive for sunset then the stars.
Denise F
How may steps to the top of the tower ?
7 March 2017|
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