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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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Get off the bus and walk!

Don't just ride the bus out to Hermit's Rest and back. Get off the bus and walk for at least part of the trip on the way up to Hermit's Rest. (The bus makes more stops on the way... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Port Saint John, Florida
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Port Saint John, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Don't just ride the bus out to Hermit's Rest and back. Get off the bus and walk for at least part of the trip on the way up to Hermit's Rest. (The bus makes more stops on the way up than back.) We enjoyed the rim hiking along the Hermit's Rest route more than our hike on Bright Angel Trail... More 

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New York City, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

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
7 helpful votes 7 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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37 helpful votes 37 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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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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52 helpful votes 52 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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29 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 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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92 helpful votes 92 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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