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The Abyss

West Rim Drive, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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Great views of the canyon and river below!

The shuttle buses only make 3 stops on the return trip from Hermit's Rest, so if you don't stop at... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Los Osos, California
Just What it States....

All the different points at the Grand Canyon offer exquisite views. There are free shuttle buses... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sulphur, Louisiana
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“hermit road” (5 reviews)
“rim trail” (7 reviews)
“vertical drop” (2 reviews)
West Rim Drive, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The shuttle buses only make 3 stops on the return trip from Hermit's Rest, so if you don't stop at the Abyss on the way out, you can take the return bus to Mohave, then go back up to The Abyss. It's just over a...More

Thank Beach-Nana93402
Reviewed 1 week ago

All the different points at the Grand Canyon offer exquisite views. There are free shuttle buses that will drop you off at the various points.

Thank Sandyinmytoes
Reviewed 23 August 2017

I liked the views deep into the canyon from here which just seem to go on forever. We stayed for quite a while just taking it all in

Thank Hepatacyte
Reviewed 21 August 2017

If you have been getting off the bus at every stop so far and are starting to get tired or desperately need to find a bathroom, this is one you can skip. The views are more enclosed and less expansive.

Thank lentz316
Reviewed 12 July 2017

There are great views from this location, however based on the name I was expecting a deeper section. Nevertheless it is a beautiful view.

Thank csarchibald
Reviewed 14 June 2017

The Grand Canyon truly lives up to its name. We have been there three or four times before, each time we see something new, something different. To give you an idea of how big it is, its average width is 15 miles across and it...More

Thank george52024
Reviewed 26 May 2017

the sun was streaming through clouds and the vista looked so mysterious. Just HAD to get off and appreciate the view for longer.

Thank MikeLeicester
Reviewed 26 April 2017

The Abyss is a good place to see how far down the Grand Canyon extends below. The views are awesome also. Not as many different views as Moran Point or Mariposa Point.

Thank TanyaOkemos
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Not sure why we got off the shuttle to see this place. Not worth if you running short of time. Can see the Colorado river from here.

Thank ScarboroughMirror
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Our stay here was short. There are better choices. You take the red shuttle to get here. The draw is the shear drop which does little for me.

Thank dchemist
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