Hopi Point] thrusts farther into the canyon than any other point on the South Rim, offering panoramic views. Across the canyon, below the North Rim, you can spot the temples of Osiris, Shiva, Isis, and Horus, named by geologist Clarence Dutton in the 1880s. Dutton, a student of world history and philosophy, named many of the canyon’s peaks for mythological figures.
A mile below, the Colorado River looks like a narrow blue-green band, or reddish-brown if it has been raining. Look for Granite Rapid—it helps to have binoculars—marked by flecks of white.
© Kathleen Bryant from Moon Grand Canyon, 5th Edition