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.
Rich is a great tour guide and made the experience challenging and a great learning experience for these first timers. We will be back!!!
The guide was fantastic. The tour is nice As we are out and not taking the regular bus. The only negative is that they don’t have more privileges than the buses (just st the end next to the walk of hermites rest they can park closer).
Brilliant, cannot fault it and the fact I was able to cross off something from my bucket list was a definite bonus.
William was fantastic!! A+
William was a great tour guide, very informative and enjoyable with his storytelling. His humor and warmth was contagious! I felt safe on the tour and he knew the best spots for picture opportunities. Overall great experience!
The tour was fun just as it was but our tour guide made it exceptionally interesting!
You need a 10-star rating system instead of 5 stars because everything would have received 10 or more! We did a wide variety of tours while there and this was so much better than the rest - and they were all great!
It was enjoyable, punctual and interesting
It was an amazing experience and Rich was a fantastic guide! He went about and beyond!