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

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
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Helena, Montana
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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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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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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48 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
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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63 reviews 63 reviews
20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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183 reviews 183 reviews
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134 helpful votes 134 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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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

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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Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
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85 reviews 85 reviews
31 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
22 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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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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