We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Powell Point

West Rim Drive, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Tribute to the First Explorers

There is a monument at this point to the Exploration Party of John Wesley Powell. There are signs... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
csarchibald
,
San Marcos, California
Perfect for sunset

Most people choose to go to Hopi Point for sunset and seeing how crowded it was, we chose to settle... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Lolita D
,
Atlanta, Georgia
Read all 179 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good20%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“degree view” (6 reviews)
“civil war” (4 reviews)
LOCATION
West Rim Drive, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
CONTACT
Website
Write a Review
Reviews (179)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 113 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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
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
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Catch the earliest shuttle to get there by sunrise - absolutely fabulous! If walking back take plenty of water and remember there are no facilities until you get back to the Bright Angel Trailhead.

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Another stopping point on the shuttle bus. If you are lucky to have someone familiar with the areas, you will hear the history behind it's name. As will all the stops, it offers great views of the canyon.

Thank Becky B
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We stopped at all the points along the South rim and this one and Desert View are my favorite. A nice tribute there to Mr. Powell also.

Thank shendrix
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Awe inspiring and grand silence this time of year at the Canyon. A light snow fell the evening prior, so upon our arrival these trees were photo ready.

Thank yogawithdevotion
Reviewed 12 November 2016

In addition to the beautiful canyon views this stop on the Hermits Rest shuttle has a monument to John Wesley Powell whose expedition ran the Canyon in 1869 and 1871.

Thank Lee L
Reviewed 4 November 2016

I'm not sure what more I can say about the whole Grand Canyon experience. There isn't a bad view anywhere in this park!

Thank Robin047
Reviewed 19 October 2016

This viewpoint is a short walk from Hopi Point. There is a very nice view of the canyon from this point and there is some interesting history associated with this location as described on the signboards. There was a silver mine at this location at...More

Thank Illinois_John
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
El Tovar Lodge Dining Room
4,660 reviews
2.14 km away
Canyon Village Market Place and Deli
651 reviews
3.51 km away
Bright Angel Bicycles and Cafe
270 reviews
4.07 km away
Phantom Ranch
198 reviews
2.80 km away
Nearby Attractions
Hopi Point
449 reviews
.38 km away
Mohave Point
126 reviews
1.35 km away
Grand Canyon National Park
44 reviews
.42 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Powell Point staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit