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Desert View Watchtower rises above the east rim overlooking the Colorado River. (Photo/NPS)

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NPS, tribes share vision of intercultural heritage at Grand Canyon’s Desert View

Located at the southeast edge of Grand Canyon National Park, the Desert View Watchtower rises high above the Colorado River — for many, it’s the first glimpse they get of the park. It’s also an area of great cultural significance, and as such, the National Park Service is planning a facelift for the area.