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Powell Point by Michael Quinn/NPS
Powell Point by Michael Quinn/NPS

Powell Point is another narrow spur along the West Rim Drive, on which is built a granite memorial to John Wesley Powell, erected to commemorate his two groundbreaking explorations of the Colorado River in 1869 and 1872. The view is similar to that from Maricopa except that more of the canyon to the west is visible, though some is still obscured by the next ridge (Hopi Point). The river is not in view since it flows deep within its inner granite gorge. The overlook is another good location for sunset watching, with fewer people than at Hopi Point, but an easy quarter mile walk from it. (Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA)