Tiyo Point, Grand Canyon Overlook

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Tiyo Point

Tiyo Point requires a hike of 6.3 miles through forested landscape of pine and aspen, taking you to an overlook providing views of Grand Canyon and spires rising from within. Read More

  • To get to Tiyo Point, you will hike 12.6 miles round-trip through a forest of pines and aspen
  • Have a quiet picnic at the picnic area
  • You may see deer, rabbits and wild turkeys as you trek through the woods
  • The best time to visit is between mid-May and mid-October

What can I see and do at Tiyo Point?

  • Hiking: As you move along an old forest road on Tiyo Point Trail, you will enjoy this easy to moderate trek (12.6 miles round trip) to the point’s overlook. Be aware the elevation change is more noticeable on the way back but it is well worth the effort.
  • Views: Although some restricted views from the official overlook, there is a side trail taking you to an open area towards the south from which you can see the Isis and Osiris Temples rising from the bottom of the canyon.
  • Wildlife Viewing: As you walk to Tiyo Point, you may catch glimpses of deer, rabbits and wild turkeys in their native habitat.
  • Picnicking: Just before you get to Tiyo Point, you can take a loop that brings you to a picnic area. This is the perfect place to spread a small feast to sustain you for the remainder of your journey.

Where is Tiyo Point?

Tiyo Point is on the North Rim of Grand Canyon. You can reach the trailhead to Tiyo Point from the dirt road that takes you to Point Sublime. From Grand Canyon Lodge, drive for a mile past the parking lot for North Kaibab Trail, taking a left onto the road that leads to Widforss Trail. Continue on the Point Sublime road for four miles, checking your odometer carefully. You will come to a large meadow with a road going south across the meadow. There is no trailhead marker here, just a sign saying no vehicles.

When is Tiyo Point open?

Tiyo Point is most easily accessible from the middle of May to mid-October. This is the best time to come, although you can also have day use of the area after 15 October until the first snow. The highway to the North Rim closes after the first snow until May.

How much does Tiyo Point cost?

There is no fee to get to and take in the views from Tiyo Point.

Who can I call if I have more questions?

For more information you can call the Grand Canyon’s visitor phone at (928) 638-7888.