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Updated October 20, 2022. This page is about the scenic overlooks between Grand Canyon Village and Desert View. For an updated list of available Desert View services and their hours of operation: click here >
Along Desert View Drive
Desert View Drive portion of SR 64 is a scenic road that begins near Grand Canyon Village. Private vehicles can drive east along the canyon rim for 23 miles (37 km) to the Desert View Services Area, and the East Entrance of Grand Canyon National Park.
What's Along the Desert View Drive portion of SR 64:
Desert View Drive begins at Mile Marker 241.5 - at the junction with South Entrance Road.
Pipe Creek Vista
Mile Marker 242.5
Duck on a Rock
(Elevation: 7,096 feet / 2,162 meters) Mile Marker 246
(Elevation: 7399 feet / 2256 meters) Mile Marker 251
This popular viewpoint offers panoramic views of Grand Canyon from east to west, including several bends of the Colorado River to the east.
(Elevation: 7160 feet / 2182 meters) Mile Marker 258
Geology is a prominent feature at any Grand Canyon viewpoint but at Moran Point three main rock groups are clearly visible.
Tusayan Pueblo Site CLOSED
Mile Marker 262
(Elevation: 7360 feet / 2243 meters) Mile Marker 263.5
From this viewpoint can be seen several points of interest.
(Elevation: 7461 feet / 2275 meters) Mile Marker 264
Just a few minutes west of the Desert View Watchtower, this viewpoint offers a great view of the watchtower as well as panoramic vistas to the west and a view north up the Colorado River.
(Elevation: 7438 feet / 2267 meters) Mile Marker 264.5
Last updated: October 20, 2022