Hermits Rest Sunset Tour
DEPARTS FROM: Tusayan, AZ
Grand Canyon South Rim Sunset Views
- Get a back-stage pass seat to sweeping sunset canyon views in our custom Pink® Jeep® Wrangler
- Visit Yavapai Point for views of rock layers, trails and Phantom Ranch
- Step back in time at Grand Canyon Village
- Take a scenic drive to the historic Hermits Rest, named for a prospector who blazed canyon trails
- Hermits Trail is a steep, rocky path below the rim; 1 mile roundtrip
- Watch an IMAX movie that delves into the past and explores wild areas of the canyon
- Minimum age for this tour is 7 years
VIDEO & PHOTO GALLERY
Blaze a Trail Below the Rim
Explore the South Rim while taking in unobstructed sunset views in our 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. Below, you can spot the famous South Kaibab and Bright Angel trails. Your Certified Interpretive Guide and Wilderness First Responder will also point out Phantom Ranch while sharing the story behind the canyon’s sole lodging option below the rim.
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. Your guide will share little-known facts about the surrounding structures that remain largely unchanged. 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.
Admissions fees and IMAX movie tickets are included in the price of your tour. However, it does not include re-admission to the park after your excursion.
Following are real guest reviews, voluntarily submitted and unedited.
The tour was great, Richard was knowledgeable, friendly and very helpful. We recognized that some reviews mentioned you could research and do the tour on your own but the convenience of everyone in the party being able to "sight-see", along with the stories and background information were valuable. One of our party was recovering from health issue and Richard was very helpful along the trails, assisting when needed, providing a walking stick and snacks for us. We enjoyed our tour immensely and Richard was a large part of that. Being the only people, sitting on the rocks and watching the sunset was the highlight of the tour.
We had spent the day at the canyon on our own and thought we saw a fair amount and experienced what the canyon had to offer. But after spending three hours with Rich we had a completely different experience. It was fantastic. He showed us and talked to us about the history of the canyon. He took us to places to hike that we didn’t know about. His stories and antidotes were great. Would do the tour again if we come back.
We took the Hermits Rest Sunset Tour. Lucy, our guide, was great. She shared amazing geological facts, talked about the plant life and vegetation in the canyon and told great stories. She even gave us great photography tips and took photos of our families along the trail while hiking in the canyon. The tour was great and Lucy was interesting and fun--we loved it all!!
We loved every minute of it!
Fantastic tour! William was a great tour guide. It was a beautiful sunset view and we learned a lot of great information. I would highly recommend it. I would call this tour a drive and a hike, because there is a lot of walking involved on the Hermit's Rest path. Also, the driving is on a paved road, so don't expect a lot of adventure, bumpy riding. I am very glad that we took this tour and had an experienced guide show us around!
Chris was the perfect tour guide.
A great experience. William was very informative and fun and tentative to our group.
Chris was a great guide, very knowledgeable and entertaining. Great hike and tour.
AMAZING ! WONDERful!!
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