Photo By Peter Watts
Yavapai Point


This panorama over the Grand Canyon was photographed from Yavapai Point on the South Rim. The view over the Grand Canyon from here is similar to the one from the viewpoints near to Hopi House at the Grand Canyon Village. As this image shows, people quite happily stand on the cliffs at Yavapai Point looking over and down into the canyon.


Yavapai Point - Grand Canyon visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Yavapai Point' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Arizona.

Yavapai Point is the closest viewpoint on the South Rim of The Grand Canyon to Grand Canyon Village. This viewpoint has an observation station built next to the car park at the end of the road. Less than a mile further east is Mather Point

Taken from the western side of Yavapai Point, the image shows the view over the side canyon carved by Garden Creek. Use the degree indicator at the bottom right of the panorama to find the following landmarks:

  • Maricopa Point (290°) is the prominent outcrop on the South Rimto the left of the people in this image, where Coconino Plateau meets Grand Canyon.
  • The slope here descends to The Battleship formation (316°). Bright Angel Trail descends past this to Plateau Point
  • Behind this within the Grand Canyon are the Temple of Set (1837m) and Temple of Ra (1853m) formations.
  • Shiva Temple (349°, 2308) rises to nearly the same level as Dragon Head (2368m) on the North Rim.
  • To the right of this, within the canyon and separated by Phantom Creek, are Isis Temple (10°, 2318m) and Buddha Temple (15°, 2196).
  • Bright Angel Canyon (36°), created by Bright Angel Creek, marches off into the distance. this canyon separates Buddha Temple from Summer Butte (39°, 1572) and Zoroaster Temple (49°, 2173m).


Yavapai Point is on the South Entrance Road of the Grand Canyon, less than a mile from Grand Canyon Village.

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