Hermits Rest Tour
DEPARTS Grand Canyon
Discover The Grand Canyon's Hidden Secrets
- 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
- Catch a photo op back in time at Grand Canyon Village
- Visit Yavapai Point for views of rock layers and trails
- Take a scenic drive to historic Hermits Rest, named for a prospector who blazed canyon trails
- Watch an IMAX movie 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
Enjoy scenic views as you ride in a Jeep® on a Grand Canyon South Rim Tour. Stop at Yavapai Point for your first amazing view of the Grand Canyon. See rocks eroded away to reveal layers created by eons of sediment. From the overlook, you’ll notice Phantom Ranch and Bright Angel trails. Your certified tour guide, who is also a Wilderness First Responder, will tell you the history of the Canyon.
Grab a photo op at Grand Canyon Village. This historic district was once a stop for stagecoaches and remains a busy hub today. The village is home to El Tovar and Hopi House, both opened in 1905. Extraordinary views surround you as you stand where pioneers walked centuries ago.
Continue your South Rim Jeep® tour to Hermits Rest with scenic views at every turn. The area has fewer crowds due to limited access Mar. - Nov.
Next you'll enjoy a Grand Canyon hiking tour at Hermit Trail. Your guide will lead you down the trail for a fun hike below the rim on a rocky, unmaintained path to view the wonders below. You'll see fossil beds and learn about the Grand Canyon’s geology. The hike is 1 mile roundtrip with steep decline and inclines.
Price includes Grand Canyon National Park admission fees and free tickets to the IMAX movie Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets.
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.
The Hermits Rest tour was amazing! We had amazing views of the Grand Canyon and our half mile hike below the rim was perfect! Our guide, Rich, was extremely knowledgeable and made the tour so much fun.
The tour was remarkable. The Grand Canyon was beautiful and only made better by our wonderful tour guide, William Talashoma. He was so knowledgeable about the region and the Grand Canyon. He was entertaining and tailored the tour to my husband and I. But above all, he was so kind. I struggled tremendously on the hike back up, but he was motivation, patient, and kind. I was so proud of what I had accomplished by the time I was done with the tour, I would have done it five times over! I could not have done it without William. What a wonderful asset you have!
This tour was fantastic! Abel was a great tour guide. He answered every question we threw at him. He told some great stories about the history and the geology of the Grand Canyon. He really inspired us to come back in the future and explore so much more!! The hike was not too difficult and Abel was very in tune with our skill level so he could gauge the distance and terrain we could handle. Not only was he great on the tour but he was able to provide an amazing dinner recommendation for Flagstaff after our day at the canyon! I would recommend this tour to anyone looking for a little hike with amazing views and great storytelling!
Our tour was splendid. We enjoyed every minute of it. The views were spectacular. Out guide was full of knowledge and very entertaining. Everything was perfect.
It was fun! William was kind and knowledgeable even though my kiddo is in the “I’ll ask you 50 questions/minute” phase and I liked that we got in and out of the Jeep. We didn’t have to wait in lines and I honestly wouldn’t have hiked without a guide, which was probably my favorite part of the tour.
Rich and Cheri, 2018
We loved Andrews pictures and examples and games that helped us understand the things he was telling us about the Grand Canyon We thought the tour lasted the perfect amount of time and that we got to see and do a variety of things
Chris was an excellent guide and made the tour very enjoyable for us.
Daniel V, 2018
It was great. The tour guide was very articulate and exceptionally knowledgeable about the canyon. As I said, it was the best part of our Grand Canyon trip.