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Address: West Rim Drive, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ

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Nice bus ride and Picnic Area - All Free

Firstly your timing is important. Best time to go to the Canyon is May and the best time to catch the bus is early to avoid the crowds. We went in May and caught the red bus... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
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Sherman Oaks, CA
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Sherman Oaks, CA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Firstly your timing is important. Best time to go to the Canyon is May and the best time to catch the bus is early to avoid the crowds. We went in May and caught the red bus 8:45am and there was no line and no crowds. The views were spectacular. You can feel up your water bottles at Hermits rest... More 

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Titusville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

By taking the red shuttle to the nine points of view on the west end of the canyon you end up as a small stone building where they serve coffee, soda and snacks. You can fill your water bottle free, but they do not sell water. Outdoor toilets are a little smelly. The views of the canyon match the other... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

There's nothing interesting at the point. We took water, meals and returned back to the village. That's it.

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Penticton, Canada
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97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Absolutely make sure that you take the "Red" route from the Village to Hermit's Rest and return. Without question it provides the most panoramic views on the South Rim. On/off privileges at each stop and then catch the next bus in approx. 15 min. time. It's an extremely efficient system and all of the drivers we encountered were great. Note... More 

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Helena, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

Hermit's Rest is a fun viewpoint that is the end of the shuttle route and the west end of the Rim Trail. We walked the Rim Trail and found Hermit's Rest to be a nice end of the trail. The architecture was particularly cool. This stop also has bathrooms and water.

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Ossining, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

There are many wonderful viewpoints and picnic areas along the south rim drive. But make a special effort to reach Hermit's Rest, seven miles west of the Grand Canyon Village. In addition to yet another amazing canyon view, it comes with a beautiful historic building now used as a gift shop and impromptu visitors center. You can even pick up... More 

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Powell River, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The store occupies a beautiful location in the Grand Canyon Nationan Park. The store is well stocked and the views from the store are amazing. One thing I did find amusing and a bit strange was Native Indian Art and on the label - "Made In China". I did buy a cap though.

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We visited the Grand Canyon the last the last full weekend of February 2015. The weather was perfect. I have gone before but always had to take the shuttle bus this was a much more enjoyable ride because until March 1st you can drive your oven vehicle down Hermits Road. Hermits Rest is the end of the line. If you... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We visited the Grand Canyon in September of 2014 on our motorcycles. My wife has a disability from a back injury and rides a Trike but has pain/difficulty walking more than a short distance. When we stopped at the ranger's station we found out that one can get a disability pass to ride this road that is normally only open... More 

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Del Mar, California
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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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