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Yavapai Point and
Yavapai Observation Station


Yavapai Point is the northernmost overlook at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and includes Yavapai Observation Station which is now referred to as the Yavapai Geology Museum. Of the three overlook points within the Grand Canyon Village (Mather, Yavapai, and Yaki), Yavapai Point features the best panoramic views across the canyon.

It provides the closest views of the Colorado River far below the rim with unobstructed scenes up and down the river gorge. Tourists can see Plateau Point which is reachable by a branch of the Bright Angel Trail. Mather Point is just 0.7 miles east of Yavapai Point along the Rim Trail. To the west is the Trail of Time, a journey with exhibits that detail the geological history of the Grand Canyon.

There is limited public parking at Yavapai Point and vehicles longer than 22 feet are prohibited. During peak season, it is difficult to find a parking spot at the Point. Options are parking at the Grand Canyon Visitor Center and catching the free shuttle to Yavapai Point. Or walk just a 0.7 mile from Mather Point west on the Rim Trail. Yavapai is also a shuttle stop.

Picture of View From the Yavapai Geology Museum View from Inside Yavapai Geology Museum


Picture of Internal Exhibits at Yavapai Geolgy Museum - Yavapai Observation Station Yavapai Station Exhibits


Photo of Rim Trail Next To Yavapai Point Overlook Rim Trail Near Yavapai Point


Related Visitor Information

Map of Overlook Points Near Grand Canyon Village
Grand Canyon South Rim Average Weather
Desert View Scenic Drive
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Rim Trail
Trail of Geological Time

Yavapai Geology Museum
Adjacent to Grand Canyon Village
Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
Hours: 8 AM to 8 PM (Varies During Winter)
Entry Cost: Free

Next South Rim Overlooks

To The West: Grandeur Point
To The East: Mather Point

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