Desert View - Ranger Programs & Cultural Demonstrations

  • IMPORTANT: Highway 64 between Cameron, AZ and the East Entrance to the park at Desert View is CLOSED because of COVID-19 lockdowns on the neighboring Navajo Nation.
  • The East Entrance to the park at Desert View, and the Desert View Watchtower area is also CLOSED because of COVID-19 concerns. You must use the South Entrance to the park, near the town of Tusayan, AZ, to enter and exit the park.
  • Updates Here >
A scenic view of Desert View Watchtower


As of Tuesday, March 17, 2020) Park Ranger Interpretive Programs have been cancelled due to public health concerns from the novel (new) coronavirus (COVID-19). Updates Here >

All outdoor programs are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather or when lightning danger is present.

Note: Children must be accompanied by an adult on all programs. All programs are free of charge.
On the edge of a canyon, a cylindrical stone tower, four stories high. In the distance a river flows between purple slopes and cliffs.
Desert View Watchtower with the Colorado River beyond. NPS/M.Quinn

Desert View Cultural Demonstrator Series

Desert View Watchtower: 9 am – 4 pm------ More about Visiting Desert View
NOTE: Desert View Watchtower Cultural Demonstrations have been suspended until further notice due to concerns about the novel (new) coronavirus (COVID-19). (Updated 3/13/2020) Grand Canyon National Park is closed until further notice.

Desert View Watchtower, where the cultural demonstrations take place, is located 25 miles (41 km) east of Grand Canyon Village on State Route 64/Desert View Drive.
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looking acros round Kiva Room of Watchtower. Large picture windows around the circumfrence alternating with stone pillars that hold up a circular log roof. Flagstone floor.
Interior of Desert View Kiva Room in the Watchtower

Visit Desert View Watchtower

In the foreground, the partial ruin wall, about three feet high. In the background, a ranger has her back to the camera and is addressing a group of 10 people who are taking her tour.
Park ranger leading a tour of Tusayan Pueblo

Visit the Tusayan Pueblo and Museum


Learn More About Desert View and Tusayan Ruins and Museum

Last updated: July 16, 2020

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Grand Canyon, AZ 86023



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