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Address: West Rim Drive, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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This 6th point along the Hermit Road is only accessible by the free shuttle in the summer or personal car if you mobility issues and have a special permit. All the Hermit Road... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This 6th point along the Hermit Road is only accessible by the free shuttle in the summer or personal car if you mobility issues and have a special permit. All the Hermit Road points are connected by trail too. As with all the overlooks along Hermit Road, this one offers great views of the canyon.

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The Abyss is well named - it's the end of a side valley that seems more exposed than other sites. You just look down into the deep aby...

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Tel Aviv District, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Not the best not even close... The name promises but it is not so impressing. Still beautiful but less then other points.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

OMG OMG OMG!! Its is phenomenal when you are at top and look around. Mother nature at its mammoth best. Once you are here, you may realize how tiny our existence is and how unfounded our egos, pride and materialistic assets are. Look around and you see beauty, breathtaking nature, alive earth. It will be hot for sure, so keep... More 

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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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Del Mar, California
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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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New Jersey
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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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Warrington, United Kingdom
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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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