Hermit Trail, Grand Canyon National Park

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Hiking Trail · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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Take the scenic route through the Grand Canyon by hiking Hermit Trail. This challenging route takes visitors through historic sections of the canyon, all the way to the Colorado River. The trail spans 14.3 km (8.9 mi) and reaches elevations of 2,020 m (6,640 ft). The trail draws mostly experienced canyon hikers, so come prepared with proper hiking shoes, food, water, and equipment. The road to the start of the trail is closed to private vehicles, so plan to take the shuttle bus. Make Hermit Trail part of your personalized Grand Canyon National Park itinerary using our Grand Canyon National Park online travel route builder.
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  • this was a very challenging hike below the rim. Our first day hiking was an eye opener. the view we seen was spectacular. I would recommend anyone to do this. I did this even with my fear of... 
    this was a very challenging hike below the rim. Our first day hiking was an eye opener. the view we seen was spectacular. I would recommend anyone to do this. I did this even with my fear of...  more »
  • We took the shuttle to Hermit trail/point and walked back to the Grand Canyon Village. Outstanding views and an easy walk. 
    We took the shuttle to Hermit trail/point and walked back to the Grand Canyon Village. Outstanding views and an easy walk.  more »

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