Boucher Trail to Hermit Trail Loop is a 20.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Grand Canyon, AZ that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
A demanding loop trip of three to four days, tracing one of the most difficult South Rim trails. Even seasoned Grand Canyon backpackers consider the Boucher Trail to be the most difficult, hazardous, and challenging trail in the South Rim. The trip begins at Hermit Road which is closed to private vehicles March 1 through November 30. During this time a free shuttle bus offers access to Hermits Rest every 15 and 30 minutes from about 5:15 am to sunset each day. You can board the shuttle bus at Hermits Rest Transfer shuttle bus stop.