Pictures of the Grand Canyon look unreal, but even so, they simply cannot do this place justice! My favorite thing about this location is watching the orange sunset light up the sky and mountains with pinks, purples, blues and yellows. And although standing at the edge of the cliff isn't for the faint of heart, the soothing sound of the wind creates a silence in the mind. Once you experience it, nothing else will feel quite so freeing.
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How to get there
N36° 04' 23.6532"W112° 09' 05.0508"
This view of the Grand Canyon National Park was taken near Powell Point. I stood out on a little edge off of the main trail to get this perspective. There are a ton of these same cliff edges all along the trail, so feel free to scout out the area and find one that fits your preference.
To begin my journey, I drove to the GC South Rim Visitor Center (Address: 3V35+QX Grand Canyon National Park, Grand Canyon Village, AZ, 86023, USA). From there, you can pay the vehicle fee to enter and then they have a shuttle that takes you from the village to different parts of the trail if you'd prefer not to walk.
When you approach Powell Point, reference the GPS coordinates and you'll be able to find a similar vantage point.
Note: don't feel like you need to walk out on these ledges if you're hesitant of being so close to the edge of the canyon. There are TONS of beautiful viewpoints along the way where you don't have to venture off the path.
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