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The Abyss

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Address: West Rim Drive, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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Stop 6

Nice views here and at all the stops. Friendly, helpful bus drivers to get you everywhere on the route. I suggest walking between some of the stops that are closer together for a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
twofromLA
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Riverside, California
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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice views here and at all the stops. Friendly, helpful bus drivers to get you everywhere on the route. I suggest walking between some of the stops that are closer together for a nice peaceful walk. Westbound stops on the way to Hermits Rest are Trailview Maricopa Powell Hopi Mojave The Abyss Monument Creek Pima Hermits Rest

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Thank twofromLA
Hockessin, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Thank DiAlJo
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank Jim R
Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank Dean L
State College, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars 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!

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Overbrook, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank Shandy V
Gallant, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank Paul B
Lakewood, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

We tried to miss nothing on the Rim Trail, take the time to see as much as possible. You will not be disappointed, so worth it.

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Thank Sue P
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

This is the stop to get the view of a straight drop to the bottom. It is the farthest drop in the canyon. Worth the stop on the Red route to see. if you have kids keep them close

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Thank Biztravr
Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

This is a good spot to appreciate how far down the Grand Canyon actually goes (almost a mile). Very impressive! Worth a quick stop when touring Hermit Road Drive (West side of the village).

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