Views like those from Toroweap Point in the North Rim are a big part of what draws travelers from around the globe to the Grand Canyon. The vantage point here is 3000 feet above the Colorado River and sheer red cliffs look out over incredible canyon views, ancient lava flows and vast open skies. Though a popular spot for photos, hiking and picnics visitors often find themselves alone atop this awesome and remote destination. That’s partly because these spectacular panoramas come with some difficulty. Toroweap is accessible by car, but the rustic a nature of this incredible overlook means roadways are typically primitive and can be rather demanding for a novice to navigate.
It takes about three hours to travel from Arizona Highway 389 to the overlook. High-clearance vehicles are required and it’s best to bring a map, since no there’s no cell coverage at Toroweap Point. The Sunshine Route, known as Country Road 109, is the most popular access, but the more difficult Main Street Route from St. George is the most scenic, though impassable during winter months.