Hopi Point is a popular look-out along Hermit Road in Grand Canyon National Park. Offering stunning panoramic vistas, this spot is very popular during sunrise and sunset.
If you’re traveling to Grand Canyon National Park, Hopi Point should be among the top things to add to your to-do list. Offering spectacular vistas of the Colorado River, Hopi Point is one of the finest locations to experience the sunrise or sunset at the Grand Canyon. Be sure to bring your camera because the breathtaking sights are something you’ll never forget.
Where is Hopi Point Located?
Traveling west around 3.5 miles from the center of Grand Canyon Village you will discover Hopi Point. You can bring a folding chair or simply sit on the rocks and watch the sun and clouds play across the canyon walls.
You can drive to Hopi Point during the months of December, January & February but during the rest of the year, you must take a shuttle bus, walk, bike or take a guided tour. If you’re looking to take the shuttle bus you can get there via the Hermit Road (Red Route) shuttle bus.
A Little History Of Hopi Point
In the early 1900s, Hopi Point was established as one of the principal camps for visitors. Those early visitors were very lucky to be able to wake up to such an amazing view. This area is also historic because of the fire towers built in the area. The fire tower built at Hopi Point is known for being one of the first (if not the first) fire tower in Arizona. This wooden style crow’s nest was replaced by a steel structure in the 1920s. These towers allowed Rangers to keep an eye on vast amounts of land and have a great vantage point to catch wildfires and other issues in the park.
The Views from Hopi Point
The views from Hopi Point are legendary and provide some of the most spectacular views of the Grand Canyon. If you want to experience the wonder and grandeur of The Grand Canyon, there is no better vantage point than Hopi Point. The almost 360 degree panoramic views are like something from a dream and give you an overwhelming sense of the power that created the vast canyon walls.
Always make sure to check with the National Park Service before heading to Hopi Point and beware of current closures and weather.
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