"Powell Point" Overlooks and Points Tip by windsorgirl

  view from Powell Point
by windsorgirl

Two miles into your hike along the Hermits Rest Route, you will come to Powell Point. There are spectacular views here as well as a memorial to John Wesley Powell.

In 1869, Powell led the first expedition to explore the length of the canyon along with nine boatmen. They travelled in wooden boats over raging rapids, capsizing often and losing much of their food rations along the way. Powell emerged at the Virgin River over three months later and minus three men whose lives were lost during the ordeal. Powell provided invaluable information about one of the last uncharted areas of the US.

Directions: along Hermit Road
Website: http://www.nps.gov/grca

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  • Updated Nov 17, 2004
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