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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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A Must Do

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2014
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Lewiston, UTAH
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Lewiston, UTAH
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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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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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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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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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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88 helpful votes 88 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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Winchester, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This is one of the toughest trails. It's steep, rocky, exhausting and not as well maintained as some of the others. it's worth the trip though so be sure to check it out-just don't hike far on this one unless you are physically fit and hike often.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Hermit Point/Trail was a rest stop for those on carriage back in the yesteryears. Hermit Point was where tired folks can warm up by the giant fireplace (still in existence in the giftshop) or have a cool drink of water before going about their way. Yeah, I read the info sheet. lol There is a snack shop and public washrooms... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I found this route in a book called Best Easy Day Hikes Grand Canyon. If you are used to walking five miles in a day, 2.5 miles of those uphill, with a 1600 foot height difference, that's a good starting point for a successful experience on this hike. Everyone is different though.... I set off at 10 a.m. on a... More 

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Tipp City, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This is the end of the trail of the road on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. You will visit the man's former cave home that is now a gift shop.

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