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Hermit Road

Grand Canyon National Park, South Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
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Prohibited of a private car , period from March 1 to November 30.

This is the road connecting Bright Angel Trailhead and Hermits Rest.In its way,there are famous... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
pomtty
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Tokyo, Japan
Sunset

We took the park bus out for sunset and it was perfect. The buses a great for getting around. 24... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2017
Loraann K
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Pahrump
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This 8-mile stretch of road boasts a number of stunning views of the Canyon. Do it by car, foot or during peak season, May to September, by bus: shuttles run by the Park Service that stop at key points and allow you to hop on and off at your leisure.
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  • Average2%
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Grand Canyon National Park, South Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the road connecting Bright Angel Trailhead and Hermits Rest.In its way,there are famous view points such as Hopi Point.

Thank pomtty
Reviewed 13 November 2017

We took the park bus out for sunset and it was perfect. The buses a great for getting around. 24 Hours just not enough

Thank Loraann K
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Given that the Hermit's Rest shuttle makes about 8 stops along the route, this road is the nicest to walk along. Most of the trail runs along the road and may not have a lot of people so you actually get to hear the silence...More

Thank JohntheLast
Reviewed 21 October 2017

The shuttles are a convenient way to see all of the sites along the Hermit Road of the South Rim. There are also walking trails between the lookouts so you can take time to get off the main shuttles and hike along the rim when...More

Thank russwoods4
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Either take the bus, or drive (depending on the season), all the way to the end to Hermits Rest. Along the way are many scenic turn-outs, with parking, to see different spots on the west side of the park.

1  Thank karen0rchid
Reviewed 17 September 2017

With small children somewhat nerve wrecking - they need to be really well behaved and not take off on their own, or you might find them down the cliffs. For elderly with sturdy footwear and steady gait, a walk between two or three bus stops...More

Thank ukusa2155
Reviewed 25 August 2017

There are some great overlooks along the Hermit Road, but the only way to get to them with small children is to use the shuttle system. It can be horribly crowded. Our five year old daughter could not handle standing in a crush of people...More

1  Thank SouthSeasAmerican
Reviewed 24 August 2017

If you visit Grand Canyon National Park's South Rim during the summer, you must take the West Rim (red ) shuttle bus-- it is a very convenient way to see the different viewpoints along the Hermit Road as the 7 mile road is closed to...More

Thank karenpammy2016
Reviewed 21 August 2017

My advise is hike the rim trail as much as possible, Then either drive the south rim drive to Navajo Point and the watchtower and back or else take the shuttle bus and go out the Hermit Road. You can get off and on the...More

1  Thank lentz316
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We hired bikes on Day 2 of our 4 day trip to the Grand Canyon. Having seen the lines for the shuttle bus, the only other option for seeing Hermit Road during the main season unless you want to walk it all which I wouldn't...More

Thank chventures
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kodakente
26 June 2017|
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Response from Lance2185 | Reviewed this property |
The road is closed to cars. Just park vehicles and busses. You will have tons of room.
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kristen m
25 December 2015|
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Response from Dean L |
It's $30 per vehicle, good for all occupants and for one week from date of issue. That's until until you hit the gift shops! All the views are free.
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