Join the faithful at Hopi Point, where the rose-colored sun splashes over the exposed Redwall limestone of the canyon wall. Or head for much quieter Lipan Point at Desert View.
After the show:
Rangers give nature presentations each night from May through October in the Grand Canyon Lodge auditorium. (928-638-7888; nps.gov/grca/). — Photo by Warren Marr/PanoramicImages/National Geographic
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