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Hermit's Rest

West Rim Drive, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

On a recent visit to the Grand Canyon National Park we took the bus tour to the West route which ended at Hermit's Rest. The brochure states that there is food available and we were planning to have lunch there. When we got there we saw a dozen people sitting on the sidewalk and having coffee and pop. Well that... More

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Portsmouth New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The Hermits rest trail is considered difficult. If you take it only part way, it's not so bad. We have hiked this part way twice. Once to Santa Maria Spring, which is a good lunch spot. This time we took the other side of the trail to Dripping Springs. While we did not make it all the way to the... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This is the end point and turn-around of the shuttle ride. Several spectacular stops along the way to Hermits Rest. There is a well-used restroom and gift shop to peruse.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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34 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

End of the South Rim trail and pick up/drop off point for the shuttles. Small gift shop and cafe with basic pre-packed sandwiches and soft drinks.

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Clifton Park, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

There are a lot of outlooks for the South Rim. We did a lot of them. This one was our highlight. Why? We hiked a number of trails on the way out here. This is the END of the Western bus ride. The lodge is a destination unto itself. Over 100 years old and priceless. Plus they have food, which... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This lovely trail offers amazing views on the grand canyon. It is not a difficult trail and can therefore easily be done with children. Just make sure you bring some water and snacks for the trail as the only water point and snack shop is at the end of the trail. You can also do part of the trail with... More

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Las Vegas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

First note is that this is not for those on a time schedule, like the day trippers from Las Vegas or Phoenix on a tour bus. You will not have enough time to do or enjoy this spot. Taking the free shuttle to Hermit's rest can be time consuming. About one hour round trip and that's if you don't do... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is the last stop going west and it has great views of the canyon and the river. Also their is a nice little gift shop and a place to get some cool treats on a hot day. You have some great views if you walk past the building to the west and get past the people. Also a great... More

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Austin, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I highly recommend taking the red shuttle, stopping at each stop along the way. Hermit's Rest is not to be missed. The shop there was built 100 years ago and is historic, get a snack there if you wish. The views here are great and there are restrooms here.

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los angeles, ca
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Nice view and had the chance to go down the gift shop for a little souvenir shopping! Place is complete with benches and restrooms so you can sit and freshen up and go to the gift shop afterwards!

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