Grand Canyon Revisited- Desert View

Apr 2nd 2008 — Grand Canyon,National Parks — 9:50 pm

Bozeman is cold and soggy with half-melted snow so here are more pictures from spring break.

The last place we saw in the Grand Canyon was Desert View. It is the first overlook coming from the east. Stopping there was almost an afterthought as I’ve been to the Grand Canyon twice before but never considered this area interesting enough to warrant a stop. It turned out to be a pleasant surprise as the tower itself was a remarkable building and the view of the end of the widest part of canyon was nice as well. (Unlike those other cruddy Grand Canyon views.)

The last two pictures are from hiking in the canyon looking up at the tower sitting on the rim. It is easy to have no idea of scale when you are looking at giant things that are far away.

Looking East (ish) Cliffs to the East Looking West (ish) Watchtower Sign Watchtower Watchtower 2 Watchtower from below Watchtower from below 2


  1. have lived and worked at Grand Canyon last 4 years. Desert view is one of my favorite spots well worth seeing.

    Comment by ARL — May 4, 2008 @ 11:39 am
  2. Nice place to spend 4 years! Desert View was excellent. I would like to hike around that part of the canyon some, the river isn’t quite as hidden as it gets further west.

    Comment by michael — May 4, 2008 @ 11:36 pm

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