Hermits Rest Tour
DEPARTS FROM: Tusayan, AZ
Discover The Grand Canyon's Hidden Secrets
- Get a backstage pass to sweeping 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 historic Hermits Rest, named for a prospector who blazed canyon trails
- Hike below the rim to see marine fossil beds and take in views of majestic landmarks
- Hermits Trail is a steep, rocky path below the rim, 1 mile roundtrip
- Shop for treats and keepsakes at Hermits Rest gift shop
- Watch an IMAX movie that delves into the past and explores wild areas of the canyon
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Blaze a Trail Below the Rim
Enjoy unobstructed views as you ride to your first destination in our open-air Pink® Jeep® Wrangler. You’ll stop at Yavapai Point for your first view of the Grand Canyon. Here, the rocks are eroded away on a large scale to reveal layers created by eons of sediment. From the overlook, you’ll notice Phantom Ranch, along with South Kaibab and Bright Angel trails. Your guide, who is certified as both an Interpretive Guide and Wilderness First Responder, will regale you with the tales and history of Phantom Ranch; the only lodging below the rim that can be reached exclusively on foot or by river.
The next experience will take you back in time 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. Your guide will dive into the rich histories and architectural importance of these structures, which remain largely unchanged. Extraordinary views surround you as you stand where pioneers walked centuries ago.
Take a drive to Hermits Rest with scenic views at every turn. The area and its buildings are named for a Canadian prospector who sculpted a trail into the side of the canyon and later lived in isolation near Dripping Springs.
Now it’s time to hop out of the Jeep and explore The Hermits Trail. This exclusive area features fewer crowds because it is unavailable to the general public. 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. Together you’ll find real marine fossil beds and learn about the canyon’s geology. You’ll also view the Hermit Rapids and other landmarks, such as the long-abandoned Hermit Camp. Your guide will point out these sites and explain how they tie the past to the present. The hike is 1 mile roundtrip. Later, peruse snacks and gifts at Hermits Rest.
After you’ve enjoyed the vibrant past of the landmarks and buildings, you’ll be able to see Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets. This timeless IMAX film presents history lessons about the explorers of yesteryear and explores wild canyon locations where few people have tread.
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 tour concludes.
Cancellation Policy: In the event you must cancel your tour, you will be given a full refund as long as you call us toll free at (844) 880-7465 at least 48 hours in advance of the time of your tour. No refunds are given within 48 hours or less of the tour date. If you are unable to make it to your tour on the day selected due to an unforeseeable event, please contact us so that we may reschedule your tour.
Expectant Mothers: Pink® Adventure Tours does not allow expectant mothers to take our off-road Jeep tours in Sedona or Las Vegas. This applies to the Rocky Gap Adventure in Las Vegas and all Jeep tours in Sedona, with the exception of the Scenic Sedona on-road tour. Please call (800) 873-3662 for additional information.
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