Desert View Watchtower Overlooks Grand Canyon’s South Rim

on March 12, 2006

At more than 7,400 feet above sea level, the Desert View Watchtower serves as the easternmost overlook for the Grand Canyon’s south rim and provides stunning canyon views. The round tower was built in the early 1930s and designed by Mary Colter of the Fred Harvey Co. Colter based the design of the 70-foot-high stone building on prehistoric American Indian structures, adding concrete and steel for strength.

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