Hermits Rest Hike & Jeep Grand Canyon Sunset Tour
DEPARTS Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon South Rim Sunset Views
- Tour the Grand Canyon in a custom, open-air Pink® Jeep®
- Hike below the South Rim to see marine fossil beds and majestic landmarks
- Hermits Trail is a steep, rocky path just below the rim; 1-mile roundtrip
- Get a back-stage pass to sweeping sunset canyon views in our custom Pink Jeep
- Visit Yavapai Point for views of rock layers and trails
- Step back in time at Grand Canyon Village
- Take a scenic drive to the historic Hermits Rest
- Includes park admission and IMAX tickets
- Tour may be seasonal depending on weather
Children must be 7 or older; ages 7 to 15 yrs qualify for child pricing
Explore the South Rim while taking in sunset views on this tour in an iconic, open-air Pink® Jeep®. Your first stop at Yavapai Point is the perfect introduction to the Grand Canyon. Here, the eons of erosion reveal layer upon layer of sediment. Your certified tour guide (who is also a Wilderness First Responder) will share the history of the canyon.
At Grand Canyon Village, step back in time at a historic district that was once a stop for stagecoaches. The village is home to El Tovar and Hopi House, both of which opened in 1905. As you walk around this bustling hub, it’s easy to get a sense that you’re sharing the street with pioneers centuries ago.
Enjoy a short, scenic ride to Hermits Rest. This area and its buildings pay tribute to a prospector who carved a trail into the canyon and later lived near Dripping Springs. Hop out of the Jeep and explore the wonders below on a short hike via a rocky path below the rim. Along the way, your guide will show you how to find real marine fossils and teach you about the canyon’s ancient origins. You’ll also view the Hermit Rapids and other landmarks, such as the long-abandoned Hermit Camp. The hike is 1-mile roundtrip.
After you’ve enjoyed a hands-on experience with the area’s landmarks and buildings, you’ll delve into the canyon's past as you watch Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets. This IMAX classic presents history lessons about the explorers of yesteryear and shares wild canyon locations where few people have tread.
IMAX Movie is viewed either before or after your Jeep tour, your choice. Showtimes are hourly at half-past the hour. Grand Canyon National Park re-entry requires the purchase of a park pass.
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Following are real guest reviews, voluntarily submitted and unedited.
The tour was fantastic.
It was a great tour. Beautiful views and entertainment as well.
The tour was so great that we had to think for two weeks about what we were going to say... It felt like we were getting a tour from an old friend. Rob was such a pleasure to hang out with, we have told many people about him and couldn’t recommend him enough. Especially his patience as one of us kept stopping every 20 feet to forage for pine nuts (she went 18/30!). His personal stories and experiences made it even better. He’s almost convinced us to go outside more. Added bonus his photography skills are second to none. Rob seriously thank you again. We hope to have another tour with you in the future. - Julianne and Steve P.S. Thanks for letting us drive the jeep (jk) P.PS. Did we win the go-pro?
It was great.
Our tour guide went above and beyond what was required of him. He made the experience one of a kind and if we did more tours we’d request to have him on every single one. It was like going on a hike with a close friend.
The tour was so much fun; a wonderful adventure for our vacation out west.
It was educational and very fun!
Richard did a great job. We felt like we were hiking with an old friend by the time we finished our tour! Great job, we would definitely recommend!!
Great, friendly guide
Please Note: All tours are subject to our Terms of Sale which can be found here. Subject to our Terms of Sale, our tours operate rain or shine, provided the roads are open. In the event of severe weather, Pink® Adventure Tours reserves the right to alter, modify, or cancel any tour due to unsafe conditions. Any tour cancelled by Pink® Adventure Tours due to unsafe conditions will receive a 100% refund.