A panorama of the Grand Canyon taken from the east side of Yaki Point, one of the viewpoints on the South Rim in Grand Canyon National Park. This image was taken a short walk from the Yaki Point turning point and bus stop, standing out on a rock ledge. There are not many people out at Yaki Point as cars are not allowed here, giving much more space to spend time absorbing the stunning scenery. Millions of years of Earth's history laid bare in the layers of exposed rock. From here you get a good view of O'Neill Butte on the South Kaibab Trail, and also of Hillers Butte, Summer Butte and Zoroaster Temple within the canyon itself.
Yaki Point East - Grand Canyon visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Yaki Point East' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Arizona.
Yaki Point lies to the east of Mather Point, and is the furthest viewpoint east from Grand Canyon Village serviced by the shuttle bus. It is very close to the trailhead for the South Kaibab Trail.
The following landmarks within the Grand Canyon can be seen in this panoramic image using the direction counter found at the bottom right of the picture:
- At 290° a headland of the Coconino Plateau curves out of sight.
- To the right of this the Cedar Ridge extends out into the Grand Canyon to O'Neill Butte (324°) and down to Skeleton Point (340°).
- Hillers Butte and Buddha Temple (approx 355°) lead up to the North Rim.
- Summer Butte (3°, 1572m) rises up from the north side of the Colorado River to finish at Zoroaster Temple (23°, 2173m). From this distance it looks a little like a pyramid.
- On the North Rim in the far distance are are Bright Angel Point (61°), Obi Point (66°) and Francois Matthes Point (73°).
Yaki Point at the end of a road heading north form Desert View Drive on the South Rim. The road is closed to traffic, either catch a shuttle bus from Grand Canyon Village, or park at the picnic site nearby on Desert View Drive and walk the mile out to the point.