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This 8-mile stretch of road boasts a number of stunning views of the Canyon. Do it by car, foot or during peak season, May to September, by bus: shuttles run by the Park Service that stop at key points and allow you to hop on and off at your leisure.
Grand Canyon National Park, South Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
Took the shuttle bus to Hermits Rest. Views are interesting and the building is worth a visit. Then walked around the path to Pima Point. On the way we came across 2 Black tarantula spiders walking in the opposite direction! The views are stunning wherever...More
Shuttle buses make this road an ideal place for people that are a bit leery of the trail or need to supplement the walk. There’s a bus stop at every viewpoint on the way up and three stops on the way down. The views are...More
The Mary Coulter designed building is unique and worth the shuttle ride to get there. However, most of the small building is stuffed with "stuff". That means stuff to buy. The snack bar takes up at least a third and doesn't seem to be particularly...More
We got up early and took the red shuttle to Hermits Rest. The place was empty and beautiful. The visitor center was open but not the snack bar yet. It opened at 8:30 am. The visitor center/ gift shop was fascinating. A huge huge fireplace...More
So at this time of year, the shuttle or hiking are your options. We caught the shuttle just down from our hotel (el Tovar) by walking the rim past bright angel lodge and took it to various lookouts. On the way out to hermit’s rest,...More
Hermit Road along the west loop of the canyon allows for some of the most magnificent vistas of the canyon. The numerous lookout points give you great opportunities for photography, the hues of the canyon's geology enhance with a sunrise or sunset, all are good,...More
Hermit Road on the Grand Canyon South Rim is a short but extremely scenic drive from the Canyon Village to Hermits Rest. There are multiple canyon overlook spots along the 8 mile drive, each more impressive than the last. The Park Service runs a free...More