Hermit Trail, Grand Canyon National Park

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Take the scenic route through the Grand Canyon by hiking Hermit Trail. This challenging route takes visitors through historic sections of the canyon, all the way to the Colorado River. The trail spans 14.3 km (8.9 mi) and reaches elevations of 2,020 m (6,640 ft). The trail draws mostly experienced canyon hikers, so come prepared with proper hiking shoes, food, water, and equipment. The road to the start of the trail is closed to private vehicles, so plan to take the shuttle bus. Make Hermit Trail part of your personalized Grand Canyon National Park itinerary using our Grand Canyon National Park online travel route builder .
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  • The hermit trail is not a trail to the rim, contrary to the last posts here but starts behind hermits rest (last bus stop in the National Park), and leads down to the Colorado River. We followed the trail to Santa Maria spring. 4 km's first 510 meters into the Gorge (we needed 50 minutes). The road is relatively steep but not exposed and at Santa Maria spring, there is a stone with shade and water. It goes back the same way; We needed for 75 minutes. A beautiful, varied path that runs first in a side arm and little frequented.
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  • We enjoyed the views from here and visiting the gift shop. You can even get something to eat. Buses were loaded dropping people off. We saw several elk grazing near the road. Busy location, but worth ...  more »

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