Return trip buses stop only at these 4 stops: Hermits Rest, Pima, Mohave, and Powell Points (see loop map below).
The last outbound bus leaves the Village Transfer Station 1 hour before sunset.
The last return bus leaves Hermits Rest 30 Minutes after sunset.
(September 7:30 pm; October 6:45 pm; November 6 pm)
The last return bus stops at all Hermit Road bus stops on the way back to the village.
During the busy seasons, the line can be long at the Hermit Road Transfer Station – you may have to wait for two to three buses.
If you don't want to wait in the shuttle line, and are capable of a short, but strenuous hike on a paved footpath,walk 0.7 mi (1.1 km) up to Trailview Overlook, where you can board an outbound shuttle buse —or continue walking along the Canyon Rim Trail as far as Hermits Rest, 7.1 miles (11.4 km).
The shuttle buses are great when you use them in conjunction with the Canyon Rim Trail. You can get off at one stop, enjoy a scenic walk along the rim, then get back on the bus at the next stop.
When walking or cycling at the Grand Canyon, make sure to take your time and carry food and water with you. The South Rim of Grand Canyon averages 7,000 feet / 2,134 meters above sea level. Visitors with respiratory or heart problems may experience difficulties. Exercising at this elevation can be strenuous.