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Address: West Rim Drive, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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A quick stop on the Hermit Drive

After having seen the various viewpoints on the west drive as well as the east drive to Desert View, the Abyss was a little like kissing your sister. Sure, it is 3,000 feet down... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
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Titusville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

After having seen the various viewpoints on the west drive as well as the east drive to Desert View, the Abyss was a little like kissing your sister. Sure, it is 3,000 feet down and it gives one pause about selecting a viewpoint to take the picture, but a camera cannot begin to describe the view. I have been more... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

On the way to Hermits Rest, this is one of the many great stops and views. You have to stop and see this drop off as opposed to the many other stops that are more expansive views ... but they are all awesome. Go in winter so you can drive your own car and stay at each stop at your... More 

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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 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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