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The Abyss

West Rim Drive, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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View this spot and you'll see where it got its name. What a view and what a deep, deep, hole in the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
barbaragwen270
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Sebastian, Florida
Such a huge scale!

You can hardly fathom the size of the Grand Canyon standing at the Abyss. We walked along the Rim... read more

Reviewed May 2, 2018
Yessyhara
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Sarasota, Florida
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  • Average8%
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“hermit road” (5 reviews)
“rim trail” (9 reviews)
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West Rim Drive, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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"red route"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank barbaragwen270
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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

1  Thank Yessyhara
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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

2  Thank Karrst
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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.

2  Thank Brandy B
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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.

1  Thank Ray J
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Reviewed October 29, 2017

The name says it all. such unique views on the bus ride on the west side of the south rim. Stayed to soak in the views.

Thank D W
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Reviewed October 11, 2017

The shuttle buses only make 3 stops on the return trip from Hermit's Rest, so if you don't stop at the Abyss on the way out, you can take the return bus to Mohave, then go back up to The Abyss. It's just over a...More

Thank Beach-Nana93402
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Reviewed October 11, 2017

All the different points at the Grand Canyon offer exquisite views. There are free shuttle buses that will drop you off at the various points.

Thank Sandyinmytoes
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Reviewed August 23, 2017

I liked the views deep into the canyon from here which just seem to go on forever. We stayed for quite a while just taking it all in

Thank Hepatacyte
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Reviewed August 20, 2017

If you have been getting off the bus at every stop so far and are starting to get tired or desperately need to find a bathroom, this is one you can skip. The views are more enclosed and less expansive.

Thank lentz316
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