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Hermit Road

Grand Canyon National Park, South Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
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Nice surprise at far end of south rim

We got up early and took the red shuttle to Hermits Rest. The place was empty and beautiful. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Themama15
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Santee, CA
Shuttle is easy!

So at this time of year, the shuttle or hiking are your options. We caught the shuttle just down... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2018
Katy C
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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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This 8-mile stretch of road boasts a number of stunning views of the Canyon. Do it by car, foot or during peak season, May to September, by bus: shuttles run by the Park Service that stop at key points and allow you to hop on and off at your leisure.
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  • Average2%
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Grand Canyon National Park, South Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We got up early and took the red shuttle to Hermits Rest. The place was empty and beautiful. The visitor center was open but not the snack bar yet. It opened at 8:30 am. The visitor center/ gift shop was fascinating. A huge huge fireplace...More

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Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

So at this time of year, the shuttle or hiking are your options. We caught the shuttle just down from our hotel (el Tovar) by walking the rim past bright angel lodge and took it to various lookouts. On the way out to hermit’s rest,...More

Thank Katy C
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Reviewed March 13, 2018

Hermit Road along the west loop of the canyon allows for some of the most magnificent vistas of the canyon. The numerous lookout points give you great opportunities for photography, the hues of the canyon's geology enhance with a sunrise or sunset, all are good,...More

Thank Karrst
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Reviewed February 4, 2018

Beautiful view of the sunrise at winter, as the first rays of sunlight hit the canyons, at the Hopi Point, one of the best viewing spots.

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Reviewed January 27, 2018

Hermit Road on the Grand Canyon South Rim is a short but extremely scenic drive from the Canyon Village to Hermits Rest. There are multiple canyon overlook spots along the 8 mile drive, each more impressive than the last. The Park Service runs a free...More

2  Thank RLane10
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Reviewed December 28, 2017

This is the road connecting Bright Angel Trailhead and Hermits Rest.In its way,there are famous view points such as Hopi Point.

2  Thank pomtty
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Reviewed November 12, 2017

We took the park bus out for sunset and it was perfect. The buses a great for getting around. 24 Hours just not enough

Thank Loraann K
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Reviewed November 2, 2017

Given that the Hermit's Rest shuttle makes about 8 stops along the route, this road is the nicest to walk along. Most of the trail runs along the road and may not have a lot of people so you actually get to hear the silence...More

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Reviewed October 21, 2017

The shuttles are a convenient way to see all of the sites along the Hermit Road of the South Rim. There are also walking trails between the lookouts so you can take time to get off the main shuttles and hike along the rim when...More

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Reviewed October 6, 2017

Either take the bus, or drive (depending on the season), all the way to the end to Hermits Rest. Along the way are many scenic turn-outs, with parking, to see different spots on the west side of the park.

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kodakente
June 25, 2017|
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Response from Lance2185 | Reviewed this property |
The road is closed to cars. Just park vehicles and busses. You will have tons of room.
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kristen m
December 24, 2015|
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Response from Dean L |
It's $30 per vehicle, good for all occupants and for one week from date of issue. That's until until you hit the gift shops! All the views are free.
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