Hermit's Rest, Grand Canyon National Park

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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 last observation deck on a red route. Here there is a souvenir shop and a toilet. The observation deck I didn't liked, on the background of previous
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  • accessed by a shuttle bus that runs along the canyon. All along you can stop and walk to the next stop.
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  • Hermit's Rest is the stopping point of a highly recommended route along the south rim. It's only accessible via the buses. But the views between Hermit's Rest and the village are the best from the rim...  more »
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  • Rented bikes from the concession stand (great place by the way) and rode them down to here. It was an amazing day and loved it! Went with our 2 kids and my mother in law. Definitely memorable trip. Shuttle will pick you up at the bottom and most of the ridding is all downhill unless you want to ride it back up.
  • Unless you are handicapped the only way here is via the free shuttle. The last sure towards hermits rest leaves half an hour after sunset. The rest itself is an amazing view but the shop is way overpriced.
  • What can I say, it's a Grand canyon view point! I think they're all amazing. Last stop, but still worth it.
  • Really cool and really pretty! Nice to get away from all the crowds of the popular spots. Next time we're back we're going to take the Hermit's Rest Trail for an adventure!
  • Make sure you catch this. Wonderful historic structure. Amazing arch on fireplace.

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Where to stay in Grand Canyon National Park

You'll find plenty of options if you want to stay inside Grand Canyon National Park. Most campgrounds and lodges sit around the South Rim area, and they tend to fill up quickly for summer visits, so book as far in advance as possible. The price range for lodge accommodations varies greatly, so there's something for nearly every budget. The less-visited North Rim features one lodge. For those who hike to the bottom of the canyon, dormitories and cabins are available at Phantom Ranch. If you can't secure a place in the park or find something there to your liking, the small village near the south entrance offers inns and economy motels. You’ll have the convenience of nearby restaurants if you stay there.
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