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.
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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