"Minimising Congestion and Pollution" By Shuttle Tip by johngayton

By Shuttle, Grand Canyon: 17 reviews and 18 photos

  Red Shuttle to Hermits Rest
by johngayton

The NPS operates a free shuttle service around all the publicly accessible areas of the South Rim. There are three one-way circuits: The Red Route - out to Hermits Rest; The Blue Route - around the village (but note this travels in one direction only and so if you only have to go a shortish distance against the bus route you may as well walk) and The Green Route - following the Kaibab Trail.

The shuttles stop to pick up and drop off at all the overlooks and other places of interest and you are free to take your time and catch whichever buses suit you. This is a very good service and the buses run very regularly with extra shuttles laid on during busy times such as sunset.

The Hermits Rest and Yaki Point trails are only accessible by the shuttles or on foot.

The website has a link to the map of all three routes.

BTW If you take a trailer bus like the one pictured the trailer can be a bumpy ride!

Phone: 800 766 7117
Type: Bus
Website: http://www.nps.gov/grca/

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 27, 2006
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