Hermit's Rest, Grand Canyon National Park

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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  • For being the end of the road in South Rim, it was pleasant. We showed up in the pouring rain, and ran from the bus stop to the building, which is approximately 100 yards. Once we arrived, cold and we...  more »
  • You can't drive to Hermit's Rest, so we took the park shuttle. Its a long ride, and passes several viewpoints along the way. We got out at a couple which were breathtaking. The views from Herrmit's Re...  more »
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  • This rest stop is quite not easy to find if you do not leave your vehicle. You have to walk by the edge of the canyon to find the rest shop. It provides some packaged snacks and hot beverages. The rest shop building itself has a story and the very nice gentleman running the shop was very happy to introduce us the story of it as well as providing us some advise on visiting the Grand Canyon. Pay a visit here and you will not regret. Oh! The way to the rest shop is very nice too. You can escape from the tourist crowd and take your time for many good pictures!
  • We had a great trip at the Grand Canyon. The ride on the bus to Hermit's Rest was very cool. We walked to some of the different viewing point areas and rode to others. All in all it was a great day.
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