Explore the Toroweap Overlook

Arizona Toroweap Overlook

Added by Greg Balkin

Perfect photo opportunities at sunsetUnique views of the Grand CanyonWalk right up to the edgeRemote camping with no crowdsDramatic cliffs down to the Colorado River

Toroweap Overlook can be accessed via Country Road #109, 8 miles west of Fredonia, AZ. It's about a two hour drive along a dirt road, with the final stretch becoming much more technical over larger rocks (a truck with high clearance is recommended). Tuweep Campground is the only area you're allowed to stay out here and you'll need a backcountry permit from NPS ahead of time. Once you make it to the campground, you shouldn't have any trouble finding a spot - more people seem to visit this area solely for sunset instead of overnight stays.

If you've got time to kill before sunset, I'd recommend going for a walk along the edge of the canyon. Since there's no fences or people around, you'll need to have some extra precaution while climbing over the rocks. If you want to follow along a more established trail, make sure to follow the Tuckup Trail - a short 6-mile walk around the entire campsite.

Once the sun starts setting, make you're way back out to the road and follow it towards the Toroweap Outlook. This is where the real magic starts to happen. 3,000 foot cliffs straight down to the Colorado River and you get to sit right at the edge. I'd easily put this place among the top 5 sunsets I've ever seen. You almost get a sense of vertigo when you walk out to the edge, but it immediately gets transformed into a sense of awe and amazement.

Pack List

  • Car or truck with high clearance
  • Kelty Gunnison 2.1 Tent
  • Marmot Pinnacle 15° Down Bag
  • Rain jacket (storms can move in quickly)
  • Warm clothes for nights/mornings
  • Camera + tripod for sunset/sunrise photos
  • Extra water / food / gas / firewood
  • Spare tire (not needed, but recommended)
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Camping, Chillin, Hiking, Photography

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Beginner

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Spring, Summer, Autumn

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about 1 year ago

Best view in Grand Canyon NP. My first time here I had an incredible sunrise. Great dark skies for night photography too.

about 1 year ago

Added by Greg Balkin

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