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Hermit's Rest

West Rim Drive, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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Las Vegas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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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69 helpful votes 69 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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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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7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is one of the scenic viewpoints on the West Rim of the Grand Canyon. There is a building here designed by Mary Colter. This building houses many things including a shop that sells trinkets and the like. The Shuttle bus serves this route, so if you are not up to hiking you can jump on the bus and you... More

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Port Matilda, Pennsylvania
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37 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I expected Hermits Rest to be a really neat spot. But the views there are minimized compared to any other we saw. We walked down the Trail at Hermits Rest, and you have to take a pretty good hike to start getting into the scenery. On the other hand, it's one of the more peaceful areas of the Canyon, and... More

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We decided to hike the 8 miles from Hermit's Rest to Bright Angel Lodge. Take the Red Shuttle from the Bright Angel terminus to the end of the line which is Hermit's Rest. Pack plenty of water and snacks if hiking during the hot, monsoon summers. It's best to start early in the morning while the weather is still cool.... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Wonderful Architecture with a Nice View of the Grand Canyon, indeed. It was designed by Mary Jane Colter and built exactly 100 years ago. If you take the Red Shuttle from the Visitor Center it is the last stop. This location has restrooms but in the form of port a potty. As you're walking along the side to get to... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

While Hermit's Rest does not have the sweeping views of the rest of the Rim Trail, I found it to be the most peaceful and something very special. Hermit's Rest was originally meant to be refuge for travellers before they headed down to Hermit's Keep (I believe that is the name) down into the canyon. It is now accessible via... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Even if it's the summer time, the Hot Chocolate is out of this world good. Sit inside if there is room around the fireplace, which won't be lit and the Air Conditioning will keep you cooled off. You can buy the hot chocolate inside the gift shoppe area at the checkout. The shuttle bus driver recommended it and I thought... More

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