Mohave Point

Grand Canyon National Park South Rim

Mohave Point is a great spot to watch the sun rise or set. In high season, when crowds at popular overlooks can be unbearable, Mohave makes a particularly good spot because multiple overlooks offer a better chance of finding a quiet spot, and it's easy to wind your way along the rim to excellent but unofficial views.

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