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Grand Canyon National Park Sights

The Abyss

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Updated 04/25/2014

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At an elevation of 6,720 feet, the Abyss is one of the most awesome stops on Hermit Road, revealing a sheer drop of 3,000 feet to the Tonto Platform, a wide terrace of Tapeats sandstone about two-thirds of the way down the canyon. From the Abyss you'll also see several isolated sandstone columns, the largest of which is called the Monument.

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About 5 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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