High above the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon is the Toroweap Overlook. It is the steepest cliff in the canyon, with a 3,000-foot drop to the river below. It is an incredible view and landscape. It is worth the journey to reach it.

The overlook is a day-use-only area, and you are required to leave by sunset. To reach it, you will need to enter Tuweep. Entry into Tuweep requires a permit. They must be purchased before your trip and often sell out. Plan ahead!

I stayed at the small and primitive campground of Tuweep. It is close by and has amazing views itself. You will also need to make reservations to stay there. There is no other place nearby to camp.


  • Road: 59 miles, High Clearance 4WD. Impassible when wet.