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Hermit’s Rest was designed to resemble a dwelling constructed by an untrained mountain man using the natural timber and boulders of the area.

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Hermit Road open to private vehicles, allowing visitors a unique trip to the rim

The western expanse of the Grand Canyon’s South Rim is incredibly well-traveled, thanks to a free, efficient shuttle system and a very walkable paved Rim Trail. And while the area is hectic and crowded with travelers taking selfies and family photos, winter offers a more secluded opportunity to journey to Mary Colter’s signature Hermit’s Rest.