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Hermit's Rest

Address: West Rim Drive, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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San Diego, California
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174 reviews 174 reviews
83 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

After you have gone to end of Hermit Road you come to Hermits Rest where there is a store, food, restrooms and picnic tables. We were here the last week of the year and it was cold, snowy and windy but it's a great time to go because the crowds are not like summer and you can drive your own... More 

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Maine
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86 reviews 86 reviews
47 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Beautiful oasis at the end of a long hike. All the amenities you will need while waiting for the return bus.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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77 reviews 77 reviews
27 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

What a great way to take in a wide variety of all the unique country side that the South Rim has to offer. Great picnic areas long the way and easy access to many different view points. The fun "Hermit's Rest" house and gift shop is a must see. What an amazing place to spend your summer! There is no... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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20 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Loved the diversity of the hike. From the old stone pathways, to the fossilized mammal prints to the old stopping points, this is a fascinating hike. Beautiful birds, incredible vistas, variable stone colors/formation and away from the crowds this is a nice break. Hermits rest itself at the start is ok but the hike is stellar

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petawawa/ottawa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

you will get some great pics at this point as well there were a few blue birds in the area not sure what they were though

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Syosset, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The tour guides had continually talked about hermits rest on the 60 minuet bus ride there. There are hiking trails there but the view is not they good as since of the other viewpoints

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Kithnos, Greece
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

What can I write here! Great, fantastic, amazing is only just some of the words. Hermit rest and trail is one of the most beautiful places in Grand Canyon and from the best I ever visit around the globe. We took the bus from Grand Canyon village to the Hermit's rest and then we walked back to the village. Hard... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This took us almost all of one day. It's probably not an all day activity, but with the hiking we did in between each stop, and the photo taking, it took about 5-6 hours. I was really pleasantly surprised with the organization. Every 15 minutes a bus takes you to a different overlook along the road. You can hike to... More 

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Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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