The Best Views in the National Parks: Toroweap Overlook

Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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Photo by Dan Ballard / Aurora Photos

Rim to river in one plunging vista—it’s one of the few views of its type in a park known for depth and distance. “Looking over the 3,000-foot drop to the river is breathtaking—and very nerve wracking,” says photographer Dan Ballard. Better yet: You can camp here after a difficult high-clearance-vehicle trip over 60 miles of some of the roughest roads in the park. Hardship has a way of sweetening the reward. Camping here has a way of locking those rewards into permanent memories. Explore the area on the 6-mile Tuckup Trail, which departs from campsite 10. Trailhead 36.864927, -112.700243; east of Pipe Spring National Monument Season April to November Permit required; $10/permit plus $8/group per night