Hermits Rest Hike & Jeep Grand Canyon Sunset Tour
DEPARTS Grand Canyon, AZ
Grand Canyon South Rim Sunset Views
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- 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
Book early to lock in your tour with Plan Ahead Pricing, as prices may increase at any time based on seasonality or availability.
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.
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Following are real guest reviews, voluntarily submitted and unedited.
Our tour guide (Jason) was perfect for our group
The tour said it was on paved roads. We have two children, ages 12 and 9 who hike with us all the time. We were asked to walk down a steep slope and it did not feel safe to us. You should add that to the tour description.
Great hike down into the canyon
The views were great and beautiful
Not worth the cost. We were under the impression we would stop at several sites and be instructed on a fossil bed, which was only discuss Ed because my 7 year old asked the question about it. Otherwise we would have walked past.. a single 1.5 mile round trip home is what needs to be explained in this your package. You falsely advertise that several views would be experienced. Maybe explain that they would only be seen from below the rim.
One of the ( don’t miss this) On the whole trip Great
My boys say “Real men wear Pink” ??Absolutely the best Tour we’ve had! We drove in and saw the billboard, my husband asked me to see if they had any available tours. We rode through a beautiful area, learned some history, and saw the sunset in a beautiful remote area. Our tour guide Bryan Curly was the BEST! He was extremely knowledgeable, patient, and took great care to make our trip memorable. He frequently remembered to ask us if we wanted pics taken and took some amazing pics! He was patient with my eldest, who’s an Aspie, and always has a lot of questions about everywhere we go. He answered every one and then some! Thank you ?? I will definitely keep an eye out for Pink Tours in other locations ??
Karl , 2023
Great tour, very informative, Brian was in tune with our hiking experience and rested when it was appropriate
Fun. The open keep concept made it adventurous
it was so fun and amazing
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