I'm not sure if I have ever really read thru a 'tourist guide' to the Grand Canyon National Park - it turns out maybe I should have, even the 1933 Desert View Drive in Grand Canyon National Park Guide has a photo of, and information on, Cedar Mountain - an interesting destination I hadn't even heard of 5 years ago... From the 'Seventh Stop - Desert View (Navajo Point)', p. 10:
Cedar Mountain. To the east of Desert View Point is a small flat-topped mesa, known as Cedar Mountain. This mesa is of especial interest in geological history, since the red sandstones and pebble rocks of which it is formed represent a remnant of wide-spread layers that once covered this entire region. Other remnants of these formations are found near Zion Canyon to the north, in the Painted Desert farther east, and on the plateau to the south.
Cedar Mountain's shadow stretches towards the Little Colorado at sunset - the mountain top isn't high enough or close enough to the edge to give you views into the Grand Canyon, but familiar landmarks like Wotans Throne appear on the horizon. After sunset I find a spot to stretch out and escape the wind - city lights appear under the moonlight and in the AM dusty skies mute the rising sun.