Much more than a gift shop and snack bar
Take a morning shuttle to Hermit’s Rest, stopping at several scenic view points on the way. Enjoy numerous canyon views from various vantage points; such as Powel Point, Monument Creek Vista and Pima Point. When you reach Hermit’s Rest you will be overwhelmed by the unique architecture of this one of a kind structure. Commissioned by the Fred Harvey Company and designed by famed architect Mary Jane Colter in 1914, Hermits Rest was skillfully crafted out of native rock and stone in an effort to blend with the natural geological surroundings. It was designed as a rest stop at the end of the West Rim Drive where the horse drawn carriages would drop off their visitors before turning around for the return back to the Village.
Hermits Rest is a welcome resting spot for weary hikers, travelers and history enthusiasts. It is a place where you can find a great snack, great staff and even a seat by the enormous alcove stone fireplace. Here you will find many delicious snack items, including, sandwiches, chips, ice cream, and hot chocolate. But do not leave before sampling one of the freshly baked signature cookies.
Hours of Operation:
- Open year-round
- 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (during the summer months)
- 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (during the winter months)
- Snack Bar style. First-come, First-serve
- Dress code is casual