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.
Excellent. We've done similar in Alaska and Costa Rica - yours is the best for many reasons.
The tour took us into the canyon and got us closer and more personal with native flora. Was surprised that we didn't stop at overlooks, but since we had done that the day before on our own we were really ok with that. Sunset was stunning.
I think you should clone Lucy. She's a 15!
It was a beautiful tour and hike! Highly recommend the tour and our guide Lucy! She was super informative, fun, and engaging! She knew all the great spots and knew good spots for photos.
It was nice, but not much of a hike down into the canyon with time constrictions. A nice spot for photos though, and William was nice to take ours. The sunset spot he recommended was awesome, we had great views and not many people there to get in the way. William was informative, friendly, and helpful - a great guide!
Our tour was awesome. We learned so much and Lucy ,our guide was extremely knowledgeable and fun. Amazing experience!!
Rich was our guide for the Hermit's Rest Sunset Tour and he was absolutely brilliant. He was very in sync with us and was upfront about what he did and did not know. The trail was beautiful, the Jeep ride was fun.
We were picked up at our hotel with another couple and I was immediately comfortable with Lucy, our tourguide. She was engaging throughout the tour. She was so informative about the geology and history of the Canyon and also about the people and history of the surrounding area. If you can request a tourguide I would ask for her. The hike she took us on at Hermits Rest was absolutely fantastic. We learned all about the fossils and plants. We didn't get the best sunset due to the clouds but I didn't feel cheated because I was just amazed that I was inside the canyon and awed by the beauty of it. Lucy even gave us hiking poles and showed us how to use them. She also grabbed our cameras and phones and took pics of us at various stops. It was a great time! I highly recommend this tour even if you aren't an experienced hiker like my husband and I. It was well worth the money.
The Hermits Sunset hike was a lot of fun. Even though it was very cloudy and we didn't get a great sunset the views from inside the canyon were amazing!