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Address: West Rim Drive, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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The second best stop for views onGrand Canyon South Rim Red route

After Hopi Point, The Abyss offers the next best views on the Red route. It is a sheer drop , but safe for viewing and photographing. If you have to choose among the 9 stops... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 December 2016
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ABUDHABI UAE
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

After Hopi Point, The Abyss offers the next best views on the Red route. It is a sheer drop , but safe for viewing and photographing. If you have to choose among the 9 stops on the Red route along the Hermit road we would highly recommend this along with the Hopi point

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Valhalla, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Don't have far to walk once you get off the shuttle. It's a quick on and off point unless you are going to walk along the rim trail. The biggest part of the Canyon view here is the big drop off.

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Shawnee, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

if you have not been here go here. the views are amazing. the colors are unreal. there is so much to see.

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Fishers, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

This attraction is justly names. Beautiful as you stare down and across this vast expanse. You can see for miles. Unless you really love heights, it is hard to walk close to the edge.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Take the Park shuttle and get off at The Abyss. Take a short walk and absorb the incredible views. Every stop has something worth experiencing.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

One of the better overlooks on the South Rim. This is stop #5 of the 9 stops on the way from Grand Canyon Village out to Hermit's Rest.

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Hockessin, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

The Abyss (Grand Canyon South Rim View) is a scheduled stop on the NPS Bus Service Red Line. This lookout is the closest you will get to a vertical drop of such magnitude. Make sure you walk along the rim to the right and find alternate views.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

There are 8 different viewpoints along Hermit Road on the South Rim and each one offers something a little different than the others which is why you do not want to miss any of them. As the name would indicate The Abyss is a viewpoint that gives you an almost vertical view straight down into Grand Canyon. It is very... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Really, how can you NOT rate any location along the canyon anything but a 5? Be sure to WALK the rim trail and see what 99% of the bus riders miss.

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State College, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

Don't miss this stop! I was amazed at the DEPTH from my first glance out over the GC rim but this stop truly lives up to its name!

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