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.
William was excellent and helped my wife Candy feel very comfortable on the hiking "below the rim" aspect of the tour. The patience he demonstrated, his knowledge & expertise in/of the area, and his attention to getting a multi-national collection of people (our tour had a couple from Hungary) to have a wonderful time was fantastic. My wife's concern about heights was deftly handled in a manner that allowed her to be fully participatory in the tour, and thereby enjoying all aspects of the Hermit's Rest Sunset Tour. This is a tour that I would highly recommend to others - and for that matter the Desert View tour we took the next morning with another wonderful guide - Jason! The caliber and safety of the Pink Jeep vehicles also helped us have a great experience. Thank you all very much. Scott
The tour was amazing! Our guide Rich, was absolutely the best! We will definitely be back to the Grand Canyon!
AMAZING!!! We were called morning of tour and asked if we’d like to upgrade to sunset tour free of charge... so happy we did! Rich was outstanding! Very informative, loves his job! Of course, every tourist spot now a days is crowded with all kinds of annoying “gibbering noise”, Rich got us geared and started hiking down path—the quietness and view was exactly what we needed! After a good hike, went back up to rim and he took us to an excellent spot to watch sunset- he even had snacks- how thoughtful! The crowds were gone and all we heard were crickets and the wind- SO PEACEFUL!! This our second Pink Jeep tour- I recommend you guys to everyone! Thank you for having such a great outfit and employing people who are passionate about their jobs- it shows!!
The tour was very nice. Small group with similar physical abilities. Please see my comment regarding the description on the tour on your website
Life altering i. A positive way. Able definitely made the difference. He should be manager of tour department. Trests this business as his own.
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!