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Definitely worth a visit.

Very cool hamlet with a snack bar “during tourist season” and nice gift shop. Incredible views with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Las Vegas, Nevada
Great Stop!

Hermit's Rest is at the far end of the westernmost shuttle bus route. It is a gift shop, snack bar... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Terri P
Navarre, Florida
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed December 5, 2008

We hiked 1.5 miles down the Hermits Rest trail, and were stunned by the beauty of this trail and surrounding vistas. This trail has limited views of the main Colorado River part of the Canyon, but incredible views of the smaller gorge leading to the...More

14  Thank kbmcdowell
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed April 4, 2014

1. Hermit's Rest is the western most overlook on the South Rim trail. It was named after Louis Boucher, who made his home in the side canyons in the early 20th century. It was designed to be a place for travelers to rest, prior to...More

3  Thank robert c
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very cool hamlet with a snack bar “during tourist season” and nice gift shop. Incredible views with a very nice paved trail to several connecting points. Busses are very frequent along this route so fell free to hike. the paved trail leads to each point...More

Thank lmarietaylor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After hiking all our "must do" trails we took the shuttle to Hermits Rest. It's okay, nothing special. Even the views were not as good as other parts of the park. They have a snack bar which was very busy. It's only worth visiting if...More

1  Thank ttiottn1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hermit's Rest is at the far end of the westernmost shuttle bus route. It is a gift shop, snack bar, and a trail head to a trail that goes down into the canyon. It's a nice shady respite with toilets. I enjoyed the gift shop...More

1  Thank Terri P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Certainly a good place to stop and check out the views. We waited for sunset here one evening. It was pretty but I found that Hopi Point offered a better sunset view. I like that it's a large place and it's easy to find a...More

1  Thank Illinifan1980
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last of the walk end of the trail here is a great visitor area with gifts and very nice workers there is an area to grab a sandwich or something to drink also has a refill water bottle area with rest rooms. From here the...More

Thank Cris D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the last stop on the shuttle bus route at the west end of the park. The views are quite nice, there's a good sized restroom with composting toilets, and a place to refill water bottles. We arrived in mid afternoon thinking we would...More

1  Thank ZipZoo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Until November you can only get here by shuttle. The shuttles are fairly regular, but they can and do get so full that you may have two or more pass you by as there is no room. You can get some great views of the...More

Thank phil52_10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To Get to the Hermits Rest we used the Grand Canyon Shuttle service. We thought our visit to the Canyon after Labor Day would mean smaller crowds but such was not the case. We arrived at the Shuttle stop only to get into a long...More

1  Thank AJL117
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hermit’s Rest is a nice place to, well, rest. There’s a gift shop and snack shack with plenty of spots to sit and enjoy the view.

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Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

Traveling as much as I do I really hate tourist shops that everything is made in China. This little shop was authentic with local made items, charming decor and the two gentlemen behind the counter were polite, professional and very helpful. Got great gifts for...More

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October 6, 2017|
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Response from Lennoxzenon | Reviewed this property |
yes, it would be a good idea. The shuttle going back takes about 45 mins because the route has more stops on the way back. There are a lot of vista points along the way. You will have a good look at the Colorado River... More