Hermits Rest Sunset Tour
DEPARTS Grand Canyon
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
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.
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Following are real guest reviews, voluntarily submitted and unedited.
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!
The tour was fantastic. Great hike down hermits peak. Sunset st the top was great. Richard took fantastic photos, but gave us pleanty if alone time to enjoy the sunset.
Mary Alice, 2018
The tour was very informative. Lucy was thoughtful, knowledgeable, and fun. I loved it that she took some some pictures for us.
Excellent, and it was an adventure
Everything about the tour was great!