Desert View Watchtower (Lighthouse)

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East Rim Drive, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ, USA… - 1-928-638-2736 or 1-928-638-2360

Desert View Watchtower (Lighthouse) Grand Canyon National Park Reviews

Glynnes Glynnes
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Spectacular Views of the Grand Canyon East Mar 19, 2012
The Watchtower (Circular Lighthouse) at Grand Canyon Desert View was built in 1932 by the Fred Harvey Company and Santa Fe Railroad, with Mary Jane Colter as the architect. During times of war the Watchtower was used for protection and storage of food. The walls on the inside of the lighthouse are adorned with artwork and paintings, along with furniture from that period. The tower is well maintained and visitors can access various levels of the structure, which allow for spectacular views of the Grand Canyon East. After viewing the Watchtower visitors can continue their drive along the scenic Desert View Drive.

There is ample of free parking, along with restrooms, and shops available near the Watchtower at Desert View. The scenic route along Desert View Drive is worth the time and you will not be disappointed.

The best way to reach the Watchtower is via the East Entrance of the Grand Canyon South Rim. Take US Highway 89 to Cameron, then US Highway 64 West to the East Entrance. Please be sure to have a full tank of gas before stating this drive, access to gas stations are limited and gasoline prices are expensive at the rim.

The Watchtower at the Grand Canyon Desert View at East Rim Drive/Desert View Drive in Grand Canyon National Park, AZ

Telephone: 1-928-638-2736 or 1-928-638-2360

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nik2blessed says:
sounds fun, I been years ago~
Posted on: Apr 01, 2012
Glynnes says:
Thanks for taking the time to ready my review.
Posted on: Apr 01, 2012
sarahsan says:
Nice review!
Posted on: Apr 01, 2012
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