(Elevation: 7438 feet / 2267 meters)
A short ¼-mile (½-km) walk leads from the parking area, past historic buildings, to the rim. From Desert View Point you can see the Colorado River make a big bend to the west. Climb the stairs to the top of the watchtower for outstanding views of the canyon.
Services include the Visitor Center/ bookstore, on the edge of the parking area, the Watchtower and gift shop, the trading post and snack bar, the marketplace, a service station, campground, and restrooms.