There is no one best place for watching the sunrise or sunset, just good places and better places. Look for a viewpoint that jets into the canyon, with views both east and west.
• While Hopi Point is unquestionably a desirable viewpoint for sunset, it attracts crowds of people and buses.
• Yaki and Yavapai points are accessible by shuttle, offer spectacular views of the canyon and are less congested.
• Lipan, Navajo, and Desert Viewpoints offer incredible views of the canyon, with extensive stretches of the river below.