"" Arizona Favorite Tip by Krystynn

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Fondest memory: Here are some interesting overlooks @ <b><font color=blue>Grand Canyon</b></font> that you really shouldn't miss... I know it is impossible to cover everything. So, be sure to pick the BEST... or, your favorites! :-)
<li> <b><font color=#3300CC>Trailview Overlook</b></font>: Offers a wonderful view of most of <b>Bright Angel Trail</b>. It is an excellent place from which to watch hikers and mule trains ascending from and descending into the canyon. </li>

<li> <b><font color=#3300CC>Maricopa Point</b></font>: Another spot for great views of <b>Bright Angel Canyon</b>. </li>

<li> <b><font color=#3300CC>Powell Point</b></font>: Interesting because of <b>Powell Memorial</b>, a historical marker dedicated to <i>John Wesley Powell</i>, the very first US citizen to explore the <b>Colorado River</b> of the Grand Canyon! </li>

<li> <b><font color=#3300CC>Hopi Point</b></font>: One of the best stops, <b>Hopi Point</b> is considered the BEST viewpoint along the West Rim Drive for sunsets. There is an excellent view of the Colorado River and various temples and buttes within the canyon. </li>

<li> <b><font color=#3300CC>Mohave Point</b></font>: Another great spot to watch sunrises and sunsets and also has excellent views of the Colorado River. </li>

<li> <b><font color=#3300CC>The Abyss</b></font>: Provides one of the most awesome views on the West Rim Drive. The highlight is a 3,000 foot drop-off created by the <b>Great Mohave Wall</b>. </li>

<li> <b><font color=#3300CC>Pima Point</b></font>: A great spot to watch sunrises and sunsets. There are magnificent views of <b>Hermit Camp</b> on the <b>Tonto Platform</b>, <b>Hermit Rapids</b> on the Colorado River and sections of <b>Hermit Trail</b>. </li>

<li> <b><font color=#3300CC>Hermit's Rest</b></font>: Features a beautiful rough-hewn limestone building, built in honor of <i>Louis Boucher</i>, a canyon prospector in the late-1800s, by <i>Mary E. J. Colter</i> in 1914. It's a <b>National Historic Landmark</b>. </li>
<i>Thanks to Frommer's for providing the above details</i>... (I extracted the above info from their guidebook).

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  • Written Sep 12, 2002
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