Yaki Point

Grand Canyon National Park South Rim

With dramatic views to both the east and west, Yaki Point is one of the best spots to catch the sunrise. Because it's accessible year-round by shuttle or bicycle only, it tends to be a quieter overlook than others at the South Rim.

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