Trip Planner: USA / Arizona / Grand Canyon National Park / Hermit's Rest
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.
Hermit's Rest reviews
This is the last stop for the free shuttle bus. From Grand canyon Village you can reach Hermits Rest by foot (7 to 8 miles one way), bicycle tours, or the free shuttle which stops at every view point.... more
This is the last stop for the free shuttle bus. From Grand canyon Village you can reach Hermits Rest by foot (7 to 8 miles one way), bicycle tours, or the free shuttle which stops at every view point.... more »
Hermit's Rest was a wonderful stop. They have the most amazing view around the South Rim. They have a gift shop, that sells sandwiches, the guy in there is super sweet. They also have snacks...
Hermit's Rest was a wonderful stop. They have the most amazing view around the South Rim. They have a gift shop, that sells sandwiches, the guy in there is super sweet. They also have snacks... more »
The last stop on our south rim tour and it was beautiful! The architecture was really nice, Mary surly was ahead of her time when designing the grand canyon village and attractions! It looks like the building is coming out the canyon once you past the Rock arch. The views are amazing and they had a nice gift shop and snack bar, the sandwiches are pretty pricey so I cooled myself down with a Strawberry fruit bar and watch the wildlife roam freely as I took in the scenery and sounds of nature. They also have a water spout so you can refill your bottles if necessary. Loved this spot!
Awesome ride to Hermits! The shop has one of a kind souvenirs here with the raven. The food shop has just enough for you to get a drink and some snacks for the ride back. Did the e bike here, best way to go, and the shuttle. Has restrooms here as well. Really enjoyed how the parks have all the trails and stops played out. They seem to be seamless with nature and the canyon. If you bike up/down be aware of nature's animals. We saw a few along the road. Really cool!
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