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

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beautiful views

if you have not been here go here. the views are amazing. the colors are unreal. there is so much to see.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
c l electric o k
Shawnee, Oklahoma
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Shawnee, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

if you have not been here go here. the views are amazing. the colors are unreal. there is so much to see.

Thank c l electric o k
Fishers, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This attraction is justly names. Beautiful as you stare down and across this vast expanse. You can see for miles. Unless you really love heights, it is hard to walk close to the edge.

1 Thank SmokiesJunkie
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Take the Park shuttle and get off at The Abyss. Take a short walk and absorb the incredible views. Every stop has something worth experiencing.

Thank Sharron F
Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

One of the better overlooks on the South Rim. This is stop #5 of the 9 stops on the way from Grand Canyon Village out to Hermit's Rest.

Thank RioMountainMike
Hockessin, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

The Abyss (Grand Canyon South Rim View) is a scheduled stop on the NPS Bus Service Red Line. This lookout is the closest you will get to a vertical drop of such magnitude. Make sure you walk along the rim to the right and find alternate views.

Thank DiAlJo
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2016

There are 8 different viewpoints along Hermit Road on the South Rim and each one offers something a little different than the others which is why you do not want to miss any of them. As the name would indicate The Abyss is a viewpoint that gives you an almost vertical view straight down into Grand Canyon. It is very... More 

1 Thank Jim R
Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016

Really, how can you NOT rate any location along the canyon anything but a 5? Be sure to WALK the rim trail and see what 99% of the bus riders miss.

1 Thank Dean L
State College, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016

Don't miss this stop! I was amazed at the DEPTH from my first glance out over the GC rim but this stop truly lives up to its name!

Thank Susan P
Overbrook, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

I went to the Abyss in hopes of photographing one of the 70+ California condors that are being rehabilitated to the canyon. I saw none, but it was windy and a bit sprinkly. I did very much enjoy the view. I'd have to say one of my favorites on the south rim.

Thank Shandy V
Gallant, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2016

Kinda scary with the deep drop offs but great for watching local swallows fly thru the air. Can only reach by shuttle but worth the trip.

Thank Paul B

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