Place

Walhalla Overlook

Steep cliffs are shadowed to the right as multicolored horizontal layers make up the Grand Canyon.
View from Walhalla Overlook.

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Significance:
Scenic Overlook

Historical/Interpretive Information/Exhibits, Scenic View/Photo Spot, Wheelchair Accessible

Another splendid view, filled with history.

From here, you can see Echo Cliffs and the Painted Desert in the distance. The Little Colorado River Gorge can also be seen to the southeast.

In the canyon below you are the Unkar Delta and Colorado River, home to multiple archaeological sites and a significant location for native people previously living in the area.

The drainages in the immediate vicinity below this overlook all feed into Unkar Creek, which drains into the Colorado River.

Across the road from here, take the short walk to Walhalla Glades Pueblo, an Ancestral Puebloan dwelling that is about 1000 years old.

In 1949, archeological student Douglas W. Schwartz visited Grand Canyon for the first time. Over 30 years of field work later, his surveys and excavations in the Unkar Delta, Walhalla Plateau and Bright Angel Pueblo areas revealed significant evidence of the Ancestral Puebloan people who lived on the Delta and along Unkar Creek. He also uncovered Walhalla Glades Pueblo, located a short walk from here on the path across the road.

 

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Last updated: January 11, 2024