Year of 2017

Desert View Watchtower, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Head 20 miles east of the main entrances and viewpoints of Grand Canyon National Park so that you’re sure to see architect Mary Colter’s stone lookout tower. Colter was inspired by the watchtowers built by ancestral Puebloans of the area and studied those structures before she created this tower at the national park. The interior of the tower features murals by Hopi artist Fred Kabotie.

Desert View Watchtower, also known as the Indian Watchtower at Desert View, is a 70-foot-high stone building located on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon within Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, United States. The tower is located at Desert View, more than 20 miles to the east of the main developed area at Grand Canyon Village, toward the east entrance to the park. The four-story structure, completed in 1932, was designed by American architect Mary Colter, an employee of the Fred Harvey Company who also created and designed many other buildings in the Grand Canyon vicinity including Hermit’s Rest and the Lookout Studio. The interior contains murals by Fred Kabotie.
Address: Desert View Dr Grand Cyn, Park, AZ
Phone: (928) 638-2736
Established: Jan 03, 1995