Hermits Rest Hike & Jeep Grand Canyon Sunset Tour
DEPARTS Grand Canyon, AZ
Grand Canyon South Rim Sunset Views
- Tour the Grand Canyon in a custom, 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
- Includes IMAX tickets* and park admission for tour only; park re-entry requires purchase of park pass
- Tour may be seasonal depending on weather
*Due to IMAX theater renovations from Oct. 3rd until early 2023, each tour party will receive a FREE IMAX Movie DVD.
Experience breathtaking Grand Canyon sunset views while touring the South Rim in an iconic, 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.
At Grand Canyon Village, step back in time in 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.
The IMAX Movie* may be viewed either before or after your tour. Showtimes are hourly, at half-past the hour. 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.</li
- Tour can be seasonal due to inclement weather; an alternate route is provided.
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Following are real guest reviews, voluntarily submitted and unedited.
My family and I loved it! Rob was a fantastic guide who was knowledgeable and engaging. The hike was fun and the sunset breathtaking. Two thumbs up!
This tour was fantastic. We were all just amazed.
Liz did an awesome job! She was very much aware of the abilities of the group and tailored things accordingly. She was also great at scoping out the best possible sites for sunset and gave some great camera tips too!
It was perfect. Had the best time
We loved the adventurous tour and the availability for a view of the sunset. Rich mentioned it would be a great intro into what the canyon has to offer. He was friendly and knowledgeable
It was great and I will do another in the future and recommend it to a friend
Our best experience yet. Richard made all the difference. Best we have seen. He gave my son & I the experience of a lifetime. Thank you so much! The jerky was awesome too.
The tour was great and our guide did not have it easy We had a lady on the tour with an injury and he made sure she could keep up.
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.