I am hoping to travel the hermits rest route next year(August), can anyone tell me how long on average it would take using the Hop-on Hop-off bus(including time for taking snaps at the view points). We will probably start early in the morning taking the bus straight to Hopi point for sunrise(6am), then continue out to Hermits rest using the bus, on the way back we will jump off at Powell point then walk back along the trail to Maricopa point - Trailview overlook – Kachina hotel (~3-4km from Powell point to hotel..I think). Walking from Powell point back along the trail, can you provide some info on the type of terrain, i.e. steep assents… strenuous walk or mainly flat easy hike...
Thanks for any information you can provide