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Hermit's Rest, Grand Canyon National Park

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Historic Site 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. Work out when and for how long to visit Hermit's Rest and other Grand Canyon National Park attractions using our handy Grand Canyon National Park holiday planner.
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  • Reached by shuttle or foot only, there is a cafe counter at Hermit's Rest. There were no gluten free options. A storm came up quickly. The place was packed with people. The Bus on site sat at the loca...  more »
  • This is a very nice place to go by shuttle bus to see. Its a big cabin where you can buy snacks and rest to enjoy the grand canyon views. The is also a nice fire place area to set and small shop to bu...  more »
  • We hiked here from the visitor center. The views were fabulous! They have a pretty cool gift shop and a little place to get snacks and sandwiches. The fireplace was awesome.  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.