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Hermit Trail, Grand Canyon National Park

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Hiking Trail
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. A visit to Hermit Trail represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Grand Canyon National Park vacation route planner to plot your vacation.
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  • So you came to the Grand Canyon thinking you would at least hike a little way down, and then you looked over the rim. The trails at the Grand Canyon are not for cowards, but if you happen to be one......  more »
  • Trail is very manageable, going down or up, but still requires a certain amount of energy. Well worth it. Great views, especially of the Bright Angel Trail and those brave enough to take it on.  more »
  • Went with a guide to dripping springs. 3.5miles one way. Steep, amazing views. Tough hike. Did it with my 2 teenagers. Glad I had a guide.  more »