Hermit’s Rest, on the Grand Canyon’s South Rim


Hermit’s Rest marks the end of West Rim Drive.

The building at Hermit’s Rest was constructed into the hillside.  You can easily walk onto the roof — although you’re not supposed to. Above, you see the building’s chimney.

I warmed up by the fireplace inside the Hermit’s Rest store, during my 2008 visit to the Grand Canyon.

Hermit’s Rest is one of several structures designed by legendary architect Mary Jane Colter.

After leaving Hermit’s Rest, head east.

As you leave Grand Canyon Village, headed east on AZ-64, there are still plenty of places to stop and capture a different view of the canyon.

On this page, you’ll find my first visit to the Grand Canyon.  You can also read my second visit to the Grand Canyon in December 2006, and my visit to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon in 2007. Oh, and another visit in 2014.

Note: This trip was first published in 2004.

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