NileGuide Expert Says:
The Desert View Watchtower is must-see for its spectacular views, easy accessibility, and rich artistic qualities.
Desert View, Grand Canyon Village, AZ, United States
This easily accessible landmark was constructed in 1932 as replica of a prehistoric Indian tower. Each stone was handpicked, ensuring a solid structure as well as an aesthetically appealing design. This seventy-foot tower is the highest point on the South Rim and offers visitors a magnificent view of the Grand Canyon, the Painted Desert, and the to the south, the mighty San Francisco Peaks. This place is very popular in the summer, but nearly vacant during colder months. The interior walls of the tower feature murals by Hopi artist Fred Kabotie. The Desert View Watchtower can be found on the easternmost end of the South Rim.