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Yaki Point

Near East Rim Drive, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
+1 520-638-7888
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Sunrise and Sunset destination

This may be the best spot in the park to take sunrise pictures, it is also pretty good for sunset... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
hklawren
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Best place to see sunset

We took the orange line shuttle bus to get to this point and have a few wow moment before we took... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2017
_halenalee
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“yaki” (8 reviews)
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Near East Rim Drive, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
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+1 520-638-7888
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"watch the sunrise"
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"sunset view"
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"orange line"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This may be the best spot in the park to take sunrise pictures, it is also pretty good for sunset. We also took some pretty cool night shots of the canyon with the stars. Make sure you bring a tripod and a heavier than you...More

Thank hklawren
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

We took the orange line shuttle bus to get to this point and have a few wow moment before we took dozens of photos. Not as crowded as the others point makes here the better shooting point...

Thank _halenalee
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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Went with the first shuttle bus to catch the sunrise. Beautiful view of the canyon and not a lot of people. Highly recommended!

Thank tinaft
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

This is my favorite spot for taking photos at sunrise or sunset. The colors are the best here. Be sure to shot your pictures from both directions to get all the colors.

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Reviewed 24 August 2017

IMPORTANT to note that Yaki Point is NOT open to private vehicles according to the official park information. We took the Grand Coach Tour our first day at the Grand Canyon and were blessed to have this as one of the stops. Located on the...More

Thank chventures
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Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

I would highly recommend that you take the hike trail to Ooh Aah point, is a really nice walk and the view is breathtaking. If you like, you can hike further down the canyon.

Thank mth0r
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

We went there early enough (what was very hard thanks to jetlag!) to watch the sunrise and it was sooooo worth waking up early!

Thank maaghty
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

If you are in a hurry, this is not too far from the village and Mather Point. It has decent parking and great views.

Thank lentz316
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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We woke at 3:45am to get on the 4:30am bus to see the sunrise. I will say it was cool to be there in the dark since you look into a void of nothing. Really a strange feeling. As the sun started to push rays...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

From Yaki viewpoint you have the best sunset view over a big part of the Canyon. Don't forget to look at the clouds in the sky, while they get very special effects too.

Thank Arco V
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Kallapan P
19 January 2018|
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How long dose it take if I get yaki point via shuttle bus? I have only 3hours inside GC national park, is it possible to go to yaki point and back to center within 3hours?
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apachebeaver
3 March 2015|
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Response from cjs123 | Reviewed this property |
Yaki Point is along Desert View Drive, and is the eastern-most stop made by the orange shuttle line. It is not open to individual cars. I think taking the shuttle is easiest, though you could also use the park's taxi... More
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