The Abyss, Grand Canyon National Park

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  • great deep views of the Grand Canyon. Not a large area but amazing deep sweeping views all can enjoy.  more »
  • This is one of the stops that is a quicker stop but still amazing views. The views go down and out forever so it’s worth the stop as are all the pull out areas.  more »
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  • The Abyss is one of the viewpoints nearer to Hermit Rest which you can visit along the Rim Trail and Hermit Rest Drive. From Here you have outstanding views nearly 3000 feet deep into the depths of the Grand Canyon. Views of the Abyss provide a great perspective for how far down you'd have to go to reach the floor of the Grand Canyon. The jagged peaks, valley's and rims seen here are very impressive. Limited parking space here so just pull off the side of the road and have a look for a few minutes if you can find space. The Abyss is only a few minutes away from Hermit Rest for those doing the drive or hike out to this attraction.
  • Talk about spooky! I stood on a rock so my wife could take a picture of me on the edge of The Abyss. I contemplated the 3000 foot vertical drop behind me. End of photoshoot. This is the best cliff in the whole National Park. Note also the absence of railing. That would uglify it. Use common sense here.

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