Hermit's Rest, Grand Canyon National Park

4.4
Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Recuperate from your long Grand Canyon hike with a break at Hermit's Rest. Built in 1914, the structure sits on the westernmost point of Grand Canyon's south rim, near the end of an eponymous hiking trail. The structure can be accessed by paved road, and it remains a popular tourist stop for coach bus tours. Built to appear as a natural stone formation, the structure looks as if it could topple over at any second. Inside, you'll find a snack bar, gift shop with handmade jewelry, and ice cream stand. An old-timey fireplace gives a nod to pioneer times. A small stone archway, decorated with a historic broken bell, marks the entrance. Use our Grand Canyon National Park itinerary planner to add Hermit's Rest and other attractions to your Grand Canyon National Park vacation plans.
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  • Final stop on the Red shuttle. Gift shop located in historic building, toilets, and fresh water available. These are the reasons to visit as the views of the canyon are underwhelming compared the...  more »
  • The shuttle buses are the only vehicles allowed right now, unless you have someone in a wheelchair. There are nine stops in all, with three of the stops being for both directions. The buses come...  more »
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  • All of Grand Canyon South Rim is breathtaking. This is a must see. You could spend weeks camping here, hiking and never be bored. My only regret is only having 1 afternoon to experience it.
  • We walked from the red line transfer to Hermits Rest! It's a 7.4 mile journey and not difficult. Beautiful views the entire way. Do pack a snack and lots of water. It took us 3 hours.
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