After visiting Desert View Point, taking in the amazing views of Grand Canyon and the snaking Colorado River below, and making a few pressed pennies, we began making our way back toward Grand Canyon Village along Desert View Drive. We first stopped at the Tusayan Ruin and Museum and then the Navajo Point. From there we hoped from one overlook to the next taking in the beautiful landscapes that surrounded us.
Sitting on Grand Canyon’s South Rim, Navajo Point is the highest elevation scenic overlook. The only vista point that is higher is standing on the very top observation deck of the Desert View Watchtower.
Navajo Point is just west of the Desert View Historic District. It offers a spectacular view of the Watchtower standing tall on the cliffs and breathtaking panoramic vistas to the west and north up the Colorado River.
From Navajo Point, the view stretches across the Grand Canyon and across the surrounding plateaus into modern-day Indian Country, where several tribes still live. Grand Canyon is their ancestral homeland, a sacred place, and a source of knowledge for many native people. Their history was not recorded in books, but passed down from generation to generation in tribal traditional and oral accounts and their ties to the Grand Canyon are born of intimate knowledge and wisdom gained over thousands of years.
Know Before You Go
- Navajo Point is a scenic overlook on the Desert View Drive portion of Arizona Highway 64 in Grand Canyon Village, Arizona 86023. It is in Coconino County in Grand Canyon National Park.
- Navajo Point is at 7,461 feet in elevation.
- You do not need to ride the free park shuttle to access Navajo Point. Desert View Drive is accessible by personal vehicle.
- The nearest restrooms and facilities are at Desert View Point.
- We had LTE service at Navajo Point!