We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Abyss

Address: West Rim Drive, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
Website
Improve this listing
100%
Type: Lookouts, Landmarks
Attraction details
Type: Lookouts, Landmarks

Hotels near The Abyss

Write a Review

12 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    8
    4
    0
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
New Jersey
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
43 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

The Abyss is on the Hermit's Rest route after Mohave point. Uniqueness of The Abyss is the breathtaking drop from ~ 6000 ft to ~ 3000ft level in the Grand Canyon. Be very careful hiking this part of the trail. My recommendation for this part of the trail is that you wear real good hiking shoes (in good condition), walking... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Knoxville, Tennessee
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
61 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Holywood, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Cheshire
Top Contributor
180 reviews 180 reviews
93 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Marietta, Georgia
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Chiddingstone Hoath
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Fort Worth, TX
Top Contributor
348 reviews 348 reviews
186 attraction reviews
310 helpful votes 310 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
San Diego, California
Top Contributor
276 reviews 276 reviews
148 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Lake City, Florida
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Pensacola, Florida
Top Contributor
176 reviews 176 reviews
118 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed The Abyss also viewed

Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
 
Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
 

Been to The Abyss? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Abyss staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?