Point Imperial


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Scenic Overlook

Historical/Interpretive Information/Exhibits, Picnic Table, Restroom, Scenic View/Photo Spot, Toilet - Vault/Composting, Trailhead

The highest point on the rim of Grand Canyon at 8,803 feet (2,683 m), Point Imperial is also the most northern boundary of the park.

From here, visitors have views of the Painted Desert and the eastern end of Grand Canyon. It is from this area that the canyon transforms from the narrow walls of Marble Canyon, visible only as a winding gash, to a more open and dramatic "grand" canyon. Layers of red and black Precambrian rocks, not visible at Bright Angel Point, add contrast and color.

Part of the viewpoint is accessible.

Grand Canyon National Park

Last updated: September 14, 2023