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Hermit Trail

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Address: Trailhead near Hermit's Rest, Tusayan, AZ 86023
Phone Number: +1 928-638-7888

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My favorite place at the canyon...

I live to drive up to hermit's rest, I love to go set in one of the seats and watch the sun go down. Great place to go hang out where it's quiet.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
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Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live to drive up to hermit's rest, I love to go set in one of the seats and watch the sun go down. Great place to go hang out where it's quiet.

Thank TheSandyCrab
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take the red route bus to Hermit rest stop and hike the trail back to the village. Total distance is about 12.5km but if you start early it is very quiet. The first half of the hike is slightly strenuous (from Hermits rest to the Abyss) but views of the Canyon is amazing. After that is just a walk in... More 

Thank wearetravellers
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved the views from the option of bus and hiking. Best part of the Grand Canyon for terrain. The rest at the top with the Psalm plaque was the best, especially on our Sunday trek since no churches are around.

Thank Suzanne S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Last stop in the red bus route in thr south rim canyon bus ride. Place is associated with great history. Most of the native American stuff, loved the books for the kids, working fire places n views of the canyon. One of the display tables inside was from indian subcontinent which the front desk lady didn't know how they got... More 

Thank Kris K
Augusta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Be sure to visit here while at the Grand Canyon. It is the last stop on the shuttle route. There are lots of goodies in the gift shop and a cafe.Be sure to get your picture taken in the rocking chairs in front of the huge fireplace.

Thank Nancy G
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

We took the shuttle bus out to Hermit's Rest, bought a snack for lunch and then walked the 8 miles back to the bus station. Did this on a hot day in September but there were plenty of shady trees to sit under to eat lunch, lots of lovely photo opportunities of the Grand Canyon. Take good walking trainers or... More 

Thank Linda7491
Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

A nice stop at the end of the shuttle line. Has a little café, a trailhead and a gift store. We at lunch here and loved the views.

Thank KK428
Bedford, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Bus and walking tour of the west end of the GCP. Great bus service and beautiful overlooks. Definitely a Star for the Parks Dept!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

The Hermit Trail starts at the Hermit Rest viewpoint and was barely populated when I got there at the end of September. The trail is challenging as it is rather steep and rocky. It would be hard to make it for an unprepared hiker especially during the heat of the day. The elevation is more than 6000 feet; you can... More 

Thank EvgeniaRe
Wigan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

Hiked down part of the Hermit Trail which was nowhere near a busy as the touristy photo stop points. Amazing views. Well worth the effort required to get down and back. Stopped for lunch in a shelter hut which had some shade.

Thank JGandIG

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