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Grand Canyon NP


Arizona

Sunrise & Sunset

There's not one single point but instead many with different views and every visitor has diffferent expectations and preferences.

  • Hopi Point is a desirable viewpoint for sunset, it attracts crowds of people and buses, especially in the summer.
  • Yaki and Pima Points offer spectacular views of the canyon, are less congested, and may allow you to hear the sound of the Colorado River a mile below!
  • Mohave, Navajo, and Desert View are offering great east and west panoramas
  • Lipan Point, near Desert View, offers incredible views of the canyon with the San Francisco Peaks to the south, the distant Painted Desert, and extensive stretches of the river below.
  • For a memorable sunrise, try Mather or Yaki Points.

Editorial Note: Many people we spoke to rember Mather Point on the South Rim is the best spot to watch a sunrise in the Grand Canyon, but again, that's personal preference.

2011
Date Sunrise Sunset
1. Jan 7:39 17:26
1. Feb 7:29 17:56
1. Mar 6:59 18:23
1. Apr 6:15 18:50
1. May 5:36 19:16
1. Jun 5:13 19:40
1. Jul 5:16 19:49
1. Aug 5:36 19:33
1. Sep 6:00 18:56
1. Oct 6:24 18:12
1. Nov 6:51 17:33
1. Dec 7:21 17:15

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