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The Abyss

West Rim Drive, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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82 reviews 82 reviews
57 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The Abyss offers a different viewpoint than several of the other viewpoints along the Rim Trail. Instead of an expansive view, The Abyss is a 3000 foot straight drop into the canyon. I am rating it four stars instead of five because of relativity. While it is the Grand Canyon, and every single view along the Rim Trail is marvelous,... More

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Holywood, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

The Grand Canyon is - without doubt - the most spectacular thing I have ever seen; it leaves you breathless, open-mouthed, wide-eyed and very aware of your own insignificance . It's just there, and all the words that we use inappropriately everyday suddenly take on a new meaning. The colours, the sheer size, depth, wonderment of it all make it... More

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Cheshire
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121 reviews 121 reviews
57 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Hoping of the Red Route Shuttle here I really did like the view. It's not called The Abyss for nothing and the view down the hillside is spectacular. Great photo opportunities here.

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Marietta, Georgia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

3000 foot straight down, what more can you say? You have to see it with your own eyes. What a sight.

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Chiddingstone Hoath
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

A wonderful plance to visit, the changing colours of the rocks every second... what spectacular views, and the sheer depth of it is just unbelievable.

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Fort Worth, TX
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186 attraction reviews
304 helpful votes 304 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

It is about a 1 mile hike from Mohave Point to The Abyss. It is a fairly flat dirt trail that gets you very close to the rim for many amazing views. Best of all, this area seemed pretty deserted as we hardly saw anyone on the entire hike.

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San Diego, California
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254 reviews 254 reviews
136 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

We got off the shuttle here to grab a geocache and then hike to the next shuttle stop. No matter where you stop amazing views, it never gets old!

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Lake City, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

We took the mule ride from Bright Angel Lodge to the Abyss. The guides were fabulous and the ride was not too strenuous. Because we didn't spend time going up and down paths that were little more than ledges, our destination was The Abyss and the view was fabulous! The mules were well-behaved and the guides very personable. The three... More

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Pensacola, Florida
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177 reviews 177 reviews
119 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

We visited the Abyss on our South Rim mule trip. The Abyss stop itself was enjoyable as we had a break with water and a snack. There are better points on the west rim such as Hopi and Pima point to view, but have the vertical drops you get to see at the Abyss. The points allow a wider and... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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107 reviews 107 reviews
36 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

A little visited stop along the shuttle ride to Hermit's Rest. Well worth the 10 minute stop between shuttles.

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