Hermits Rest Sunset Tour
DEPARTS Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon South Rim Sunset Views
- Tour the Grand Canyon in a custom Pink® Jeep®
- Hike below the South Rim to see marine fossil beds and majestic landmarks
- Hermits Trail is a steep, rocky path, 1 mile roundtrip
- Get a back-stage pass seat to sweeping sunset canyon views in our custom Pink® Jeep®
- Visit Yavapai Point
- Step back in time at Grand Canyon Village
- Take a scenic drive to the historic Hermits Rest
- Hermits Trail is a steep, rocky path below the rim; 1 mile roundtrip
- Free IMAX movie tickets included that delves into the past and explores wild areas of the canyon
- 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 in our 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 be able to explore further with 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. This tour includes a hike on a rocky path below the rim, 1 mile roundtrip.
IMAX Movie is viewed either before or after your Jeep tour, your choice. Show times 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.
Lisa , 2018
Loved it and Lucy was amazing!
We had limited time in the Grand Canyon (less than 24 hours). We opted to do the Hermit's rest sunset tour so we could quickly take in scenic views, hike below the rim, and learn some interesting facts. Our guide, Lucy, did an amazing job tailoring the tour to our interests (family with teens). She also gave us advice on a hike and sights to see the next morning as we drove from South to East rim on route to our next destination. Unfortunately, it was a cloudy night so we did not have a great sunset, but Lucy highlighted great photo opportunities that "cloudy" sunsets have to offer.
It was great. I felt it was a tad overpriced, but we enjoyed it and would do it again.
AMAZING!! We will remember it for years.
The trip was fabulous… It was perfect for our grandchildren and us as well! Our Guide was educational, fun and entertaining!
Mark J., 2018
Informative, fun...really enjoyable!
Frederick E., 2018
I really was very impressed on how knowledgeable William out tour guy was. William made our tour so much more enjoyable and answered all our questions. Thank You pink tours and special thanks to William
Mr. Granberg was tremendous in every way and really enhanced the tour with his knowledge, expertise and sense of humor. Absolutely the best tour guide we've ever had, and much better than our experience with Pink Jeep two days earlier in Sedona (which wasn't bad but didn't compare to the Grand Canyon tour). The beauty of the Grand Canyon spoke for itself, but Mr. Granberg took the experience to a whole new level. We are so thankful to have had him as our tour guide. He's the best!!!
It allowed us to see and do things we would have never figured out on our own!
Absolutely perfect and exceeded my expectations. Lucy was a great tour guide; her endless energy, interesting historic facts, fun anecdotes and access to breathtaking scenery, flora and fauna, made the Canyon come to life in a way that we could not have experienced on our own. She tailored the walking section to suit my fitness levels accordingly. Highly recommend it!