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The Desert View Point is one my favorite places around the Grand Canyon, and probably one of the most photographed on the South Rim.
A few facts:
Although the pinon pines and junipers suggest a lower elevation, the altitude here is about 7500 feet. Down below, to the north, the Colorado River comes out of Marble Canyon, then curves west through the main part of the Grand Canyon.
The tower you see is the Desert View Watchtower built in 1932 by architect Mary Colter and incorporates elements from both prehistoric and modern tribes of the Four Corners region. I was surprised to find out that humans have lived here for the past 13,000 years.

Hope you like it.

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