Hermits Rest Hike & Jeep Grand Canyon Sunset Tour
DEPARTS Grand Canyon, AZ
Grand Canyon South Rim Sunset Views
- Tour the Grand Canyon in an iconic, open-air Pink Jeep®
- Take a scenic drive to the historic Hermits Rest
- Hike below the South Rim to see marine fossil beds and majestic landmarks
- Hermits Trail is a steep, rocky path; 1-mile roundtrip
- Visit Yavapai Point for views of rock layers and trails
- Step back in time at Grand Canyon Village; see El Tovar and Hopi House
- Receive free ticket to IMAX® Movie, "Grand Canyon: Rivers of Time"
- Includes park admission fee for tour only; park re-entry requires purchase of park pass
Experience breathtaking Grand Canyon sunset views while touring the South Rim in a custom, open-air Pink Jeep® Wrangler. 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 local, certified adventure guide (who is also a Wilderness First Responder) will share the history of the canyon.
Step back in time as you drive by Grand Canyon Village, 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 take in views of this bustling hub, it’s easy to get a sense that you’re sharing the street with pioneers of 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.
Your tour of the Grand Canyon includes park admission fees and a free ticket to the IMAX® Movie, "Grand Canyon: Rivers of Time." This newly released, 35-minute epic IMAX® experience immerses you in the ancient landscape. Soar along the canyon crevasses like an eagle. Feel the rush of the Colorado River rapids with John Wesley Powell and his intrepid explorers. And as the rivers of time unfold, discover the rich history of the landscapes and Native peoples through the first photos ever taken in the Grand Canyon (circa 1872).
Park admission fees are for tour only. Re-entry to the Grand Canyon National Park requires the purchase of a park pass.
Know Before You Go
- Minimum age for this tour is 7 years old; ages 7 to 15 qualify for child pricing
- Tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility.
- Hike 1-mile round trip on a strenuous, steep and unmaintained rocky trail.
- Guests must wear closed-toe shoes, bring bottled water, sunscreen, hat and a snack.
- Tour can be seasonal due to inclement weather; an alternate route is provided.
VIDEO & PHOTO GALLERY
Following are real guest reviews, voluntarily submitted and unedited.
It was better than the Buck Adventure tour we took the next day. The jeep was much more comfortable and easy to hear the tour guide. Bryan did a good job explaining the different regions of the park. We had a blast on the hike too.
Wonderful tour! We loved learning more about the Grand Canyon and especially loved the short hike that went along with our tour. Our driver, Brad, was amazing....always will to take photographs of our family and taught us so much about the area! Highly recommend!
Was great and professional
We took the Grand Canyon Tour (Hermits Rest Sunset Tour). Brad was extremely knowledgeable and gave us a life changing experience on 04/25/23. Our hike was more difficult than we had expected but Brad kept us motivated and provided helpful information every step of the way. To top it all of Brad should moonlight as a photographer. He helped us capture our experience beautifully. He helped us craft the most captivating pictures, at the perfect locations. Brad was energetic, considerate, engaging, personable, and passionate about the Canyon/ his job and our experience. He was everything you could ever want in a tour guide and more. It felt like we were on a tour with our good friend. Brad anticipated all of our needs and wants. The experience felt customized to us. My friend had a difficult time on the way up and Brad stuck by him with so much patience. We definitely plan on taking another trip to the Canyon and will always request Brad. We are very grateful to have received such a valuable tour and experience for the price charged. We simply cannot recommend Brad or this tour enough. It was the highlight of our Arizona experience.
I was absolutely blown away by the tour and Brad was a huge part of that. I really enjoyed learning all about the area and the history of the Grand Canyon. Brad was super knowledgeable and gave us lots of fun facts. He kept us engaged and was able to motivate those on the hike that might not have made it without him. He was lovely and you could tell how much he loved his job. He didn't rush us and allowed our group to take in the beauty of the area. I would take a tour with him again.
The tour was phenomenal. We haven't stopped raving about it since we returned. I would say that Rob's knowledge was super impressive and we really enjoyed the hike. The views were unlike anything I have ever seen and the sunset and stars after are impossible to describe. Fantastic time!
See above. Bryan TOTALLY made it worthwhile.
It was fantastic
It was amazing and had beautiful views.
The views that Rob showed us of the Grand Canyon were amazing! He was very knowledgeable and friendly. Rob was helpful, assisting us on and off the Jeep and offering to take pictures. The jeep was fun! I would definitely take another pink keep tour!
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