Sunset View Trail

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Very Easy
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0.2 km
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3 m
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Directions to Trailhead

The Sunset View Trail and Lookout is a great place to overlook the Black Canyon. As you probably guessed, it is also a crowd-favorite vista to watch the sunset over the impressive craggy cliffs. On your next adventure down the South Rim Road, ensure to make a quick pit stop at the Sunset View Trail and Lookout.

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Route Description for Sunset View Trail

The Sunset View Trail is a short but sweet walk out to an astonishing scenic lookout. This trail, like many in the area, culminates at a lookout on the edge of the steep cliffs. Make sure to keep your little ones close and always stay on the marked path to avoid any dangerous terrain.

The Sunset View Trail lookout is just a few short steps away from the parking lot. Walk north along the marked path to the fenced in lookout. Bask in the grandeur of the cliffs and spot the rocky spires and keyholes below. This trail is best enjoyed as the sunsets over the Canyon.

After enjoying all the scenery that the Black Canyon has to offer, retrace your steps back to your car.

Getting to the Sunset View Trail Trailhead

The Sunset View Trail is located on the side of the South Rim Road.

Route Information

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  • Pets allowed


  • Family friendly


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    Out and back

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