This panorama was taken from the west side of Yaki Point by the Grand Canyon. This gives a view along the edge of the Grand Canyon near to the trail head of the South Kaibab Trail. The various buttresses and ridges along the nearby cliff face are fantastic, with the top still covered by a thin layer of snow late in the spring.
Yaki Point West - Grand Canyon visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Yaki Point West' 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. There is another panorama taken East of Yaki Point showing more of the Grand Canyon.
Use the degree indicator at the bottom right of the panorama to find these landmarks within the Grand Canyon.
- O'Neill Butte (335°) on Cedar Ridge and Skeleton Point (344°) on the South Kaibab Trail.
- Beyond them on the other side are Hillers Butte (350°) and Buddha Temple.
- Summer Butte (Due North), Zoroaster Temple (26°) and Brahma Temple (44°), on the north side of the Colorado River within the Canyon. Zoroaster Canyon (40°) is also here.
- On the North Rim are Bright Angel Point (61°), Obi Point (63°) and Francois Matthes Point (75°)
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.