Powell Point, the third outlook along the West Rim Drive, is the location for Powell Memorial. This historical marker ... More
Powell Point, the third outlook along the West Rim Drive, is the location for Powell Memorial. This historical marker commemorates the first U.S. citizen to explore the Grand Canyon portion of the Colorado River, John Wesley Powell, in 1869. Access to this point is via the trail system linking the outlooks along West Rim Drive, and by shuttle in the summer months, when the road is closed to private cars.
South Rim's Grand Canyon Village is the hub of activity for canyon visitors. A variety of accommodations, from historical landmarks,
quaint cabins, modern facilities or camping and hookups for RVs, are available. Museums, gift shops, restaurants, mule rides, train ...
Of the two maintained trails in the south rim, this 6.3 mile trail is the less traveled. While it affords
extensive views in both directions, it offers no shade and is considered steep, descending 4,500 feet to the river ...
Located at Yavapai Point, the observation station houses a museum. It is encased in glass, affording a great view of
the suspension bridge crossing the Colorado River. Geological exhibits showing the creation of the Grand Canyon are on display; ...