Desert View Watchtower is one of the most prominent architectural features on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park
The tower is located at the Easternmost view point once you enter the Park on Hwy 64 coming from the Navajo community of Cameron on Hwy 89.
The watchtower was designed by the renowned early 20th century architect Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter in collaboration with some of the renowned Hopi artisans of the day. Murals by well-known Hope artist Fred Kabotie are featured prominently on the second level of the circular stairwell.
From the top floor of the tower, you see the varied colors of the Painted Desert and the Navajo Nation (the largest Native American reservation in the US) to the East, and the confluence of the Little Colorado River and the Colorado River to the North. To the West you see the majesty of the 13 mile wide Grand Canyon.
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