At first glance, the Desert View Watchtower appears to have been constructed by Native Americans centuries ago. It’s actually much newer, constructed in 1932.
The Watchtower is another creation of architect Mary Jane Colter.
Looking out the windows of the Watchtower. There’s more to see than just the Grand Canyon. For example, this butte in the distance.
The ceiling of the Watchtower is decorated with traditional Native American paintings and symbols.
The Watchtower will likely be your final stop at the Grand Canyon. As you leave the park, you’re entering the Navajo Nation.
Note: This trip was first published in 2004.