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Viewing and Remembering

Like all the other points along the south rim, Powell Point has excellent viewing of the canyon... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2018
SuperTed19
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Madison, Wisconsin
Awesome Views!

This was the first point that we got off to look at the Grand Canyon. There are fences built... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
Sandyinmytoes
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Sulphur, Louisiana
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West Rim Drive, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

Like all the other points along the south rim, Powell Point has excellent viewing of the canyon. What makes this location unique is that it is also a memorial to Powell, so there is some history to be learned.

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

This was the first point that we got off to look at the Grand Canyon. There are fences built around the rocks so it is a little unstable walking but as long as you're looking where you're going, there should be no problems. This was...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2017

Powell Point is an area the memorializes the life and efforts of John Wesley Powell who explored the Grand Canyon via boat going down the Colorado River in 1869 and again in 1872. The is a monument erected in the viewing area that gives more...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2017

need to have a car to get there. great views on Powell Lake and all landscape around - nice panorame.

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

If you take the shuttle on Hermit Road (a.k.a., West Rim Drive), but skip some of the stops, do not skip this one. Powell Point projects out into the canyon far enough to get great views up and down the canyon as well as across....More

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Reviewed 21 August 2017

Be sure to get off the bus and take the short hike out to the point. There is an expansive view of the canyon and a great place to take pictures.

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Reviewed 27 July 2017

Second time in Grand Canyon and you don't stop getting amazed by it. First half day in the afternoon we caught a monsoon at Hermit Rest and managed a short hike the second day due to temperature. Start at Powell Point ending at Hopi. Some...More

Thank chunerrrr
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

There is a monument at this point to the Exploration Party of John Wesley Powell. There are signs that tell about the party that people should read about this incredible expedition led by a Civil War Veteran who had lost one arm in the war....More

Thank csarchibald
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Reviewed 22 June 2017

Most people choose to go to Hopi Point for sunset and seeing how crowded it was, we chose to settle down at Powell Point. And it was a good decision. Very few people and gorgeous views.

Thank Lolita D
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Reviewed 4 May 2017

We made it to Powell Point just in time for sunset on our first night at the Canyon, and it ended up being our favorite spot. Lots of space to walk around.

Thank TVroxDE
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