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Yavapai Station, Grand Canyon South Rim
Fast Facts




South Rim
Grand Canyon National Park
Arizona 86023
Interpretive Programs
Points of Interest Nearby

Yavapai Point


Photo by National Park Service

The Yavapai Observation Station at Yavapai Point may be just one mile from Mather Point but it boasts less than one quarter of the crowds and the views are no less spectacular. The recently inaugurated exhibit includes interpretive panels and displays offering insight to the geological history of the Grand Canyon as well as the Native American cultures that make their home in the area. Plan your visit to coincide with one of the regularly scheduled ranger programs and turn your outing into an adventure in education.
Getting There
Yavapai Point is located 5 miles (8km) from the South Entrance and just 1 mile (1.6 km) from Mather Point. To get there, hop on the Village route shuttle or hike the Rim Trail. The Hermit Road and the road to Yaki Point/South Kaibab are CLOSED to private vehicles from March through November.
Hours & Times
The Yavapai Observation Station and bookstore are open daily 8:00-17:00 in winter and 8:00-18:00 in summer. Ranger programs, free of charge, are held daily at Yavapai as well as other points along the South Rim.
Things to Keep in Mind
Yavapai Point is significantly less crowded that Mather Point. Public restrooms are located next to the Yavapai Point parking lot.
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