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Grit your teeth and look down!

This breathtaking view over the edge is not for the fainthearted. You truly understand the majesty... read more

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Interesting view point on the Hermits Rest shuttle route. Steep drop offs.

This area has well earned its name. There is a deep sheer drop off here, deeper than most. We... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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West Rim Drive, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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Reviewed yesterday

This breathtaking view over the edge is not for the fainthearted. You truly understand the majesty of the Canyon from here. Highly recommended

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank stevel849
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This area has well earned its name. There is a deep sheer drop off here, deeper than most. We stopped and checked it out between shuttle buses. I would not seek it out necessarily but would see it if I had 15 minutes extra. Some...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank finesilver
Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

If you’ve ever wondered what 3,000ft straight down into a rocky abyss looks like... this is the place! It’s insane to see! It’s quite shadowy in the afternoon, but still incredible.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank carawasthere
Reviewed October 12, 2018

We left the shuttle to hike a little at this point. The view was worth stopping for. The walk west was a pleasure with its ever changing view of the canyn

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Leonard T
Reviewed August 3, 2018

Looks very similar to all the other stops along the Hermits Rest shuttle route. Take a peek if you're hiking, but don't get off the shuttle just to see it if your destination is further west.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank K C
Reviewed June 5, 2018

View this spot and you'll see where it got its name. What a view and what a deep, deep, hole in the earth. The thing I noticed while here was how very quiet it was even with people around. Seeing the Abyss was like a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank barbaragwen270
Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

You can hardly fathom the size of the Grand Canyon standing at the Abyss. We walked along the Rim Trail right along the edge of the canyon with drop offs falling hundreds of feet below. It gives you a different feeling than standing behind a...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Yessyhara
Reviewed March 13, 2018

This is one of the most scenic segments along the rim trail. We traversed the Abyss from Pima to Mohave Points when hiking the trail. This was the one section of the trail that has you on the very edge of the canyon, not for...More

Date of experience: August 2017
3  Thank Karrst
Reviewed December 16, 2017

The West Rim Drive is, in my opinion, underrated. It has just as amazing views without the amenities or crowds. It's also amazing to start seeing the canyon close up the farther you go.

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank 83brandyb
Reviewed November 8, 2017

Another nice spot to see the grand canyon. This point if I remember correctly, you can see the Colorado River better.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank rayj276
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