Hermit's Rest Viewpoint to Tonto Trail to Bright Angel Trailhead is a 22.4 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Grand Canyon, AZ that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
A point-to-point backpack of three to five days, following the most popular and well-defined segment of the Tonto Trail. Much of the trail follows the Tapeats sandstone rim of the inner gorge, offering exciting river views from the points between the six major side canyons it traverses. Ease of access and dramatic views account for the popularity of this three-to-four day trip. From March 1 to November 30, Hermit Road is closed to private vehicles. During this time a free shuttle bus offers access to Hermits Rest every 15 and 30 minutes from about 5:15 a.m. to sunset each day. You can board the shuttle bus at the Hermits Rest Transfer shuttle bus stop.