Photo By Peter Watts
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Lipan Point - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT

A panorama taken late in the afternoon from Lipan Point on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. The road up to Lipan Point rises quite steeply, and the point itself gives a good panoramic view along the Canyon, especially towards the east. In this image, the sun had sunk low towards the west, and much of this half of the Grand Canyon is lost in a silhouette.

Lipan Point - FURTHER INFORMATION

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

Lipan Point is to the east of Moran Point and west of Desert View on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon in Arizona. It is a short, steep drive from the Desert View Drive to Lipan Point, but the views from the top are worth it, as from here you are rewarded with almost 180° panoramic views along the Grand Canyon. Lipan point is the starting point of the Tanner Trail which descends into Tanner Canyon. Very close to Lipan point is the Tusayan Ruin and Museum.

Use the degree indicator at the bottom right of the panorama to locate the following landmarks of the Grand Canyon:

  • Main viewing platform of Lipan Point (220°)
  • Pinal Point (270°), silhouetted by the sun.
  • Vishnu Temple and Freya Castle (325°) near the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.
  • Apollo Temple (9°), almost due north of Lipan Point, and north of the Colorado River
  • Cardenas Butte (47°), Set into the Grand Canyon at a height of 1911m
  • Espejo Butte (61°), a buttress against the cliffs known as the Palisade of the Desert.

TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE

Car: Lipan Point is about 20 miles from Grand Canyon Village on the Desert View Drive (also called East Rim Drive).



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