NEW! Hermits Rest Sunset Tour

HERMITS REST SUNSET TOUR

TOUR TIME: Approximately 3 hours

PRICE: $155.00 per adult, $140.00 per child

Tax not included

MINIMUM AGE: 7 years old

PASSENGER MAXIMUM: 7 passengers per guide

TOUR INCLUDES PARK ENTRY FEE*

HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Experience the dramatic beauty of a sunset tour!
    • Backstage pass to Hermits Rest and a guided walk below the rim
    • Best rim to river views of the Grand Canyon, Colorado River, and Hermit Rapids
    • Tour departs in an open air Pink Jeep Wrangler, stopping at Yavapai Point for the first expansive view of the Grand Canyon
    • Photo stop and short walk at Grand Canyon Village learning of its impressive history and landmark structures
    • Journey to Hermit Trail. Your guide will share the fascinating history of Hermits Rest and the Canadian miner that inspired the name
    • See marine fossil beds up close once you descend below the rim
    • Learn about Orphan Mine and the interesting commute for those who worked it!
    • Return to Hermits Rest gift shop for souvenirs and snacks
    • Length of the walk is 1 mile roundtrip
    • Tour includes the IMAX movie, “Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets.”

 

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Hermits Trail is a dirt path that goes below the rim
  • Guests must be able to walk independently (no canes, walkers or wheelchairs)
  • Children must be a minimum of 7 years old
  • Tour may be seasonal depending on weather

*Fee does not cover park re-entry after tour

Tour Description:

Experience the Grand Canyon at sunset!  Whatever you do, bring your camera.  This tour allows time to watch the sunset paint the canyon walls. The sun dropping below the rim is only half of the show; the colors making their way up the canyon as the sun sets are unforgettable. You’ll watch the transition while sitting on the edge of the canyon.

No crowded groups here.  Small groups (no more than seven) are led by our expertly trained guides who are also Wilderness First Responders.  More than that, they are master storytellers who will share the fascinating story behind the naming of Hermit Trail, the Orphan Mine and its intrepid workers, and the famous woman architect who designed the Hermits Rest structure in the early 1900s.

Your “backstage pass” to a three hour, fully narrated adventure features Yavapai Point, historic Grand Canyon Village and a hike at Hermits Rest.

Your first stop will be Yavapai Point, which offers the largest geological exposure of Grand Canyon rock layers. The rim to river views are spectacular, as are views of Phantom Ranch, South Kaibab and Bright Angel Trails. You’ll learn about park history, including Phantom Ranch, mule rides and the geology of the area.  El Tovar, Hopi House, and historic Grand Canyon Village are the next stop. Guides will share stories about the national park and the pioneer origin of the Village.

The drive to Hermits Rest is the most scenic view of the Grand Canyon. Our expert guides will take guests down below the rim to view marine fossil beds along the way. On your hike, you’ll be able to view Hermit Rapids from the rim as well as landmarks in the canyon, including the former Hermit Camp. Then it’s back to Hermits Rest gift shop for souvenirs, snacks and water.

This tour is a mild hiking option with a few large stair steps on the trail.  The Imax movie, “The Hidden Secrets,” is included after your tour.

★★★★★

Almost too short! Jason's knowledge was superior. He made it fun, entertaining, and offered some personal favorites to explore on our own away from crowds (244 mile marker) which was fabulous. We were very impressed.

Kathy, 11 Apr 2017
★★★★★

Beautiful. Very informative. Relaxing.

Tricia, 08 Apr 2017
★★★★★

Debbie Graham was very good tour guide knew everything about the Canyon and took excellent pictures for us along the way

Joseph, 07 Apr 2017
★★★★★

Great tour. I do not think we could have packed anything else into the day, there was literally no wasted time. The box lunches were great too. The truck was really neat.

Jay, 06 Apr 2017
★★★★★

Perfect!!

Judy, 05 Apr 2017
★★★★★

Eliminates the need to go on your own to find the best views of the canyon. Sam took us to the best spots!

Tricia, 04 Apr 2017
★★★★★

Great way to see the Grand Canyon. Our tour guide, Sam, was awesome and very knowledgeable. Took a ton of pictures of us we wouldn't have had if we went on our own. My husband was able to enjoy the sights without the stress of driving.

Laurie, 29 Mar 2017
★★★★★

It was more than we expected. We experienced the Grand Canyon in a way we would have never been able to on our own in a short amount of time.

Sheila, 27 Mar 2017
★★★★★

It was even more than we expected - what we did, what we learned, and having Sam as a guide!

William, 25 Mar 2017
★★★★

Educational

David, 25 Mar 2017
★★★★★

Dynamic and interesting. Sam took a ton of family pictures for us and that makes me very happy! The spots he took us to were beautiful and he had a lot to teach us.

Meghan, 17 Mar 2017
★★★★★

So, so great. Could not think of a better way to see the Grand Canyon, especially with Sam! He was informative, engaging, attentive, fun, and an excellent photographer!

Eleanor, 13 Mar 2017
★★★★★

Very friendly guide with lots of good stories. Duff had a great understanding of the cannon, or at least had us fooled. Very respectful of the group and allowing us to get the most out of the day.

Bill, 04 Mar 2017
★★★★★

Fabulous! Very comfortable vehicle and very knowledgeable guide.

Dee, 01 Mar 2017
★★★★★

Sam Rodrigue was an excellent tour guide. Very kmowledgea and had a wealth of information which made the tour memorable

Christia, 19 Feb 2017
★★★★★

Chris was outstanding!! It was our first day at the Grand Canyon and he was so knowledgeable, friendly, and fun. We learned so much history, he took great pictures and recommendations for our remaining days that was fantastic. Highly recommemd Chris!!

Denise, 14 Jan 2017
★★★★★

The vehicle was comfortable. The driver was safe and his guidance was very informative. The views were breathtaking and panoramic.

Linda, 27 Nov 2016
★★★★★

Fantastic

Chris, 23 Nov 2016
★★★★★

This tour was AWESOME! We loved the small intimate group. Jeff Markee was an excellent tour guide. He is extremely knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. I would highly recommend this tour it is well worth the cost.

Jackie, 29 Oct 2016
★★★★★

We took the tour on our 25th wedding anniversary. Ted was the perfect guide; entertaining and so knowledgeable. I was able to ask questions while walking around and he knew everything: history, ecology, political, natural ... he was so nice and we have already recommended your company and Ted to friends. Your vehicles are fantastic; the tour and our entire experience was first rate!

Diane, 22 Oct 2016

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