Top wow spots of Grand Canyon
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Close to the main South Rim visitor area, Yavapai point may provide one of the best panoramas of the inner canyon, the Colorado River, and Bright Angel Canyon. After taking photos of the sprawling panorama, you will see a turquoise-bright sky that remains visible to the west. You can also view Phantom Ranch, Bright Angel, and North Kaibab Trails from this supreme vantage point.
Phantom Ranch sits next to Bright Angel Creek at the canyon bottom and is the place to go if you're willing to rough it a little. Architect Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter designed these rustic wood-and-boulder cabins in 1922.
There’s a palpable serenity as people from all over the globe settle into the rough-hewn chairs to ponder the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Heaven should be so mellow―and also serve cold beer.
A river trip offers a truly unique perspective 5,000 feet below the rim. While the prospect of running its rapids can intimidate, there are options for every skill and commitment level.
Providing endless photo ops, this rustic landmark virtually blends into the sweeping panoramic landscape at the canyon’s edge near Bright Angel Lodge in the South Rim. The historic Colter-designed building now operates as a gift shop and observation station.