Desert View is the easternmost viewpoint in Grand Canyon National Park along the south rim of the canyon. From this viewpoint the canyon walls turn to the north in a spectacular series of cliffs known as the Palisades of the Desert. These sheer cliffs cliffs run for miles forming the eastern wall of the canyon. The Colorado River, barely visible in the far left of the photo, is at 2,800′ in elevation. Along the rim atop the Palisades of the Desert, the contour is at about 6,800′ elevation.