One of the world's most amazing wonders is the Grand Canyon. The south rim offers a breathtaking view of the beauty that surrounds you. The Grand Canyon's edge forms a narrow promontory one hundred feet to the northeast before it drops vertically. This edge is known as the Maricopa Point in the Grand Canyon National Park. The Point is surrounded by the natural beauty of the Grand Canyon offering a unique view of the surrounding area.
Maricopa Point offers a view of more than 180 degrees without obstructions between the river below and the point itself. There is a view of the Tonto Trail as it goes through Dana Butte and Horn Creek as well as part of the Bright Angel Trail. The Battleship formation hides part of the last trail from being seen from the top of the point.
What is left of the Orphan Mine is at Maricopa Point's west side. The mine was formed during 1893 and was a source of various minerals over the years. The years of 1956 to 1969 it was one of the richest uranium mines in the country. Those in Arizona should make it a point to visit the Grand Canyon National Park and stop by Maricopa Point.
Read about other Grand Canyon Village tourist attractions:
- Rainbow Rim Trail - Grand Canyon National Park, AZ - a 38 mile trail through Grand Canyon National Park
- Mooney Falls - Grand Canyon National Park, AZ - one of the waterfalls on the Havasupai Indian Reservation
- Lipan Point - Grand Canyon National Park, AZ - the most remote place in the country
- Historic Navajo Bridge - Grand Canyon National Park, AZ - a bridge built to cross the Colorado River in the early 1900's
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