Where to watch the Grand Canyon Sunset
I arrived at the Grand Canyon at 2:15 in the afternoon from Flagstaff. The Arizona Shuttle Bus dropped me off at Maswik Lodge and from there I got on the Blue Bus Line to the Grocery Store. I had my late lunch at the cafe inside. Later, I collected the camping equipment I reserved to rent, a week before I arrived.
I walked to Mather Campground Services booth to check in. The campground entrance is just 6 minutes from the General Store and another 6 minutes to my camp site. The bus stop and the laundry/shower room are few steps from the entrance.
I set up my tent and secured my things inside in under an hour. By 4:30, I was ready to explore the Grand Canyon. I couldn’t wait to see it basking in the setting sun.
I got off the red line bus at Hopi Point. A crowd was already there when I arrived. Most of them were staying in one area—for photographic intents and reasons. I hiked a bit going east until I found the perfect spot for watching the sunset. I was alone at that spot and I liked it.
QUESTION: Where are the best spots/places to watch the sunset at the Grand Canyon?
ANSWER: Of course, every stop along the Red Line Bus is good for sunset. However, the classic favorite is the Mohave Point. It is crowded. The best way for you to do is to hike a little bit away from the crowd. Find your perfect spot! You can always find one, I’m sure.
Other points are: Powell Point (can’t see much of the sun here but a broad view of the golden canyons is spectacular), Hopi Point, Mohave Point and Pima Point.
Remember: The last bus leaves an hour after the sunset. So, be sure to be at the bus stop 10 minutes before it arrives.
Read: Where to see the Grand Canyon Sunrise
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