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Hermit's Rest

West Rim Drive, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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Kithnos, Greece
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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Omaha, Nebraska
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136 reviews 136 reviews
64 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
34 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
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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62 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
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
3 attraction reviews
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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124 reviews 124 reviews
73 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
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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