Hermit's Rest, Grand Canyon National Park

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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  • This is the ultimate destination of the red line shuttle to Hermit's Rest. There are some nice views and lookouts, and a cute stone building that now serves as a gift shop and also sells some treats....  more »
  • Took the early shuttle up and then hiked back to the visitors center along the Rim Trail. The food is prepackaged as to be expected away from the visitors centers but it was fresh and filling and...  more »
  • For most of the year, you have the take park shuttle out here. This is the last stop you'll get to. There are some beautiful views of the canyon from here, bathrooms (pit toilets), and a building...  more »
  • 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.
  • This is a great place at the end of the Grand Canyon Canyon to hang out at, with really nice views. The building there is cozy, and has basic snacks and gifts. I recommend walking there from some of the other bus stops to make the rest more worthwhile.
  • The bus driver recommended the warm, fresh baked cookies at the shop and they were delicious. Great selection of souvenirs, too!
  • Beautiful place, all shuttle buses blue, orange, purple for different routes will bring you to Hermit Rest area. Nice Comfy spot, you can relax there, at store you can purchase really nice available items and they have also have food counter next to store. If you like to go back shuttle buses are coming there at every 8 to 10 min that will bring you back to visitor center or you can drop at any point.

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