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Address: Trailhead on the South Rim, 500 feet west of Hermit's Rest, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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The hotel concierge gave us this recommendation to seek out this vantage point in the late afternoon soon! Excellent venue.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

The hotel concierge gave us this recommendation to seek out this vantage point in the late afternoon soon! Excellent venue.

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Jefferson City
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

a rugged way to the bottom, but still see other people. no water sources. so narrow at times that I burshed against cactus

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Phoenix, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We highly recommend this trail as an easy and peaceful way to view the canyon from the south rim ... The stillness and ever changing light in the canyon is beyond awesome!

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Boulder Creek, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We loved hiking this trail in the winter; so easy as it was not crowded; and able to bring your car in (only handicapped or shuttle bus other seasons). We parked at the overlook with the bathroom, then headed out for hiking "back" to the previous two overlooks (one .3 miles, the next .8 I believe). Easy trails. Then we... More 

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Lewiston, UTAH
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56 reviews 56 reviews
35 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

If you go to the park, you have to take this road to see the Grand Canyon. It's beautiful. Take the shuttle if you can't drive it in the summer, but in the winter it is fine to drive yourself, thus allowing more or less time at each vantage point.

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Roseville, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter designed many buildings along the south rim in the 1920's. Hermit's Rest is one of those places. Many photo ops. Take the shuttle bus.

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New Brunswick
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Great hike if you are fit! 3 ½ hours to Santa Maria Springs and back with small backpack with water, snacks and camera. It was tiring with very little groomed trail. Would love to do it again. Saw fossils as the only time we could look up was when we stopped to look around. Lots of photo opps.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This trail is tough, even by Grand Canyon standards. I am a hiker & had a tough time with this trail. It is not maintained & there are rockslides that really can be challenging. It is well marked, but tough on your knees & ankles because of the size of rocks & steps. Be sure to allow for plenty of... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This was a great trail experience, even in the July heat. The canyon is gorgeous and every trail offers a different perspective. Take in as many as you can. We spent 1 1/2 days here but could have spent several just hiking and enjoying the scenery!!!

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Davenport, Iowa, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We started off early Sun. 11/02 with Temps near 34, windy and light sleet. Weather improved as the day went along. We were warned this is a tough trail, it was and then some. We were 12 hours on the trail to Monument Creek Campsite, last two in the dark with All-Star Tours provided head lights. Traveled over many rock... More 

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