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Grand Canyon National Park Sights

Hermits Rest

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

Updated 04/25/2014

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This westernmost viewpoint and Hermit Trail, which descends from it, were named for "hermit" Louis Boucher, a 19th-century French-Canadian prospector who had a number of mining claims and a roughly built home down in the canyon. The trail served as the original mule ride down to Hermit Camp beginning in 1914. Views from here include Hermit Rapids and the towering cliffs of the Supai and Redwall formations. In the stone building at Hermits Rest you can buy curios and snacks.

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About 8 miles west of Hermit Rd. Junction on Hermit Rd., Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, 86023, United States

Updated 04/25/2014


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