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Address: West Rim Drive, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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Peering into the depths of the Grand Canyon at The Abyss viewpoint

The Abyss is one of the viewpoints nearer to Hermit Rest which you can visit along the Rim Trail and Hermit Rest Drive. From Here you have outstanding views nearly 3000 feet deep... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
BradJill
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Hong Kong, China

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Abyss is one of the viewpoints nearer to Hermit Rest which you can visit along the Rim Trail and Hermit Rest Drive. From Here you have outstanding views nearly 3000 feet deep into the depths of the Grand Canyon. Views of the Abyss provide a great perspective for how far down you'd have to go to reach the floor... More 

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Bayville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This stop is a must and offers a great view of the river. Super view of the canyon and photo op, especially at early am just after sunrise.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All the Grand Canyon views are spectacular but this one is special. One of the best views of the Colorado River can be seen from here. Also its straight drop is a bit different perspective from some of the other viewpoints.

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Fort Worth, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Get off the bus at Mohave Point and hike to the Abyss for one of the best 1 mile walks in the park. It is always very quiet, has tremendous views and you get shockingly close to the canyon's edge along the way. The path is not paved and has several ups and downs, including some rock stairways - all... More 

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Goodyear, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

This view of the canyon is among the many that you have to see on your trip. It is hard to believe that this was the result of water erosion

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Such easily accessible wonder of nature. Free shuttles buses or feet, both are great options. We did a mix of both so that we spent the afternoon walking the route. It is the most incredible feeling being in this wonderful place.

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Cameron Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

The Canyon is simply an amazing geologic wonder.The Abyss offers a great example of geologic age and all that is represented in the Canyon. It is a view easily accessible--take the free shuttle buses.

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Staatsburg, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

When they call a site "The Abyss" it's usually not but this most certainly is. I don't know the exact elevation one is standing at but it's something like over 6700 feet above sea level and you're gazing out over this enormous expanse which defies description. you have to experience it for yourself. There are no words which can really... More 

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Nottingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Standing at the top of the rim looking down into this is awesome, if you are not good with heights then do not get too close to the edge as its quite open. But the views are stunning and you are looking at about 20 miles across

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Prescott, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

While visiting this point on the canyon rim and getting some information for my Geocaching I was almost stepped on by 3 elk. My wife was yelling, "Move, move!" as I was looking down. I stood up, they left and all is right with the world.

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