Hermit's Rest, Grand Canyon National Park

4.4
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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  • So many areas to see the different views of the Grand Canyon. Interesting building with a limited coffee/snack bar. Also, items for sale like baseball hats and such.  more »
  • A very interesting place to visit and absorb some of the history of the Park. Great views from here and when we visited (in February) the temps were single digit cold so it was nice to be able to...  more »
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  • 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.

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