Monday, December 1, 2014

Reef Indy at Mathers Point Grand Canyon

The majority of visitors to the South Rim first gaze over the Grand Canyon at Mather Point. Although other places have slightly better views, Mather is the number one choice as it is closest to the entrance station, and a short walk from the visitor center (the Canyon View Plaza, opened in 2001).

Reef Indy at Mathers Point Grand Canyon

Reef Indy at Mathers Point Grand Canyon

Reef Indy at Mathers Point Grand Canyon

Reef Indy at Mathers Point Grand Canyon

Reef Indy at Mathers Point Grand Canyon

Mathers Point Grand Canyon is an astonishing, breathtaking glimpse into the Grand Canyon. Two narrow, railed overlooks, built on projecting rocks, provide views along the rim in both directions. The panorama extends from the lower end of Garden Creek, taking in some of the Bright Angel Trail, and a spectacular view over the deep canyon of Pipe Creek. To the west, you can jump on the Rim Trail, which offers more scenic vistas on its way to Yavapai Point. You can also see Bright Angel Creek, on the North Rim, between a collection of red buttes and ravines.

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