On the rim
El Tovar Hotel started welcoming visitors in 1905
This tour leaves right from the bike shop’s doorstep and follows the Canyon’s newest greenway section out to Yaki Point. The highlight of this tour is its close vicinity to the edge. A one half mile into the tour you will emerge into a clearing that offers your first spectacular view of the canyon. From there, the path winds only a few feet from the rim almost all the way to the Yaki Point lookout. Your guide will take you through a colorful history of geology, plant life and human history along the way. They will also introduce you to some of the Canyon’s wildlife which is commonly seen in this area. You’ll conclude the first half of the tour by reaching Yaki Point which is also home to the head of the Kaibab Trail and the barns which house the Canyon’s Mules. The return ride follows the same route back but still provides plenty of fresh views. This is an excellent tour for those who wish to see a little of everything the canyon has to offer in a short amount of time. The paths are well maintained and only have slight inclines and declines. This makes it perfect for all ages and skill levels of riding.
The most popular bike tour takes you along a portion of the historic Hermit Road route. The road, originally built by early pioneers and then improved by the Santa Fe Railroad, winds along the Canyon’s rim for 7 miles and is closed to public vehicle traffic. It boasts some of the grandest views on the South Rim. This is the best scenic bike ride to do in the West, and the safest for families wanting to explore the rim by bike. After boarding our van with your bikes in tow, bypassing the challenging uphill parts of the road to begin riding at Hopi Point. Hopi Point offers one of the most sweeping vistas of the canyon available on the South Rim.
From there the tour proceeds westward for 5.6 miles (9 km) of low intensity riding; stopping at jaw-dropping lookouts along the way to take in the sights and hear interesting information about the natural and human history of the area. The tour ends at Hermit’s Rest where you can take your picture with the historic bell that graces the entrance to the 1914 Mary Jane Colter building designed and preserved to provide shelter, food, and curios for tourists at the end of the West Rim Drive. From Hermit’s rest you will return by van to the Visitor's Center. This is a fantastic tour for everyone including families with children!
This tour is recommend for an optimal Grand Canyon biking experience! First off, this is NOT the Hermit Road tour. It is a rental/shuttle combo. The Hermit Road route offers stunning river views; beautiful roads shared only with NPS buses/special need vehicles; and stunning rim side greenways. The ride is 5.5 miles of mostly downhill and flat riding with a couple of minor uphill sections. This option allows you to see the best of the Hermit Road ride without excessive physical exertion. This tour includes a and two hour bike rental with helmet and a round trip bike shuttle ride with drop off at Hopi Point and pickup from Hermits Rest. The shuttle departs from bike shop and transports riders past the busy village area and steep inclines of Hermit Road to begin the bike ride at Hopi Point. Once at Hermit's Rest, which is the end of the road, the shuttle will take you back to the bike shop. This tour is ideal for people who prefer less physical excursion, families with small children and park visitors looking for the best views of the Colorado river and Canyon.
This is the best scenic ride to do in the west, and the safest for families wanting to explore.
Ride along breathtaking views that will show just how big this canyon really is.
3 hours interpretation of Grand Canyon geology,archeology, biology,natural history, and recent human history
The ride is leisurely; you can go at a pace that is comfortable for you.
Round trip shuttle
Photo opportunities galore!
Hermit's Rest Tour Times: March 5 - October 31 at 10:00 AM, 1:00 and 2:00 PM with a two person minimum
Tour Length: Approximately 3.5 hours
Yaki Afternoon Tour Times: March 5 - October 31 at 10:00 AM with a two person minimum
Tour Length: Approximately 3.5 hours (6 miles round trip)
Hermit Shuttle Package Times: March 5 - October 31 at 9:00 AM and 12:00 PM with a two person minimum
Tour Length: Approximately 2.5 hours
For all tours please arrive 30 minutes early for bike fitting, paperwork and safety instructions.
Hermit's Rest: $67.35 per adult and $50.50 per child
Yaki Point Afternoon: $56.13 per adult and $44.89 per child
Hermit Shuttle Package: $37.35 per adult and $27.73 per child
CONDITIONS & CANCELLATION POLICY:
Your credit card will be charged at the time of booking or upon tour confirmation.
If confirmation is not immediate, an authorization is made with your card, then charged at the time of tour confirmation.
Charges may apply, if you change or cancel your booking.
Cancellations outside 48 hours prior to pick-up time will result in a $35 per person processing fee.
Deposits are non-refundable at any time on all tours except the bus and VIP tours.
For cancellations within 48 hours from pick-up, there will be no refund.
No-shows will be responsible for the entire cost of the tour.
We went on Saturday and totally was pleased with the tour. We are truck drivers and had always wanted to go. We had no ideal that the railway tour had a place to park. I will be passing the info onto other drivers. We were pleased and a job well done by all. Thank you, Deanna
Thank you for helping us to organise the Grand Canyon trip for our large party. It was simply a wonderful experience for us all. The plane ride was amazing and not sure I can fine words to describe what I thought of the canyon itself. It was simply breath-taking. From the transfer drivers, to the ladies on the desk who checked us in, to the wonderful pilots everyone went out of their way to ensure we had a great time. Thanks again, Jenny
Thanks Grand Canyon Tour Company for a wonderful day on the South Rim tour Monday 9th March. I make particular thanks to the driver (bus 1), Mark, whom went above and beyond with the customer service received for this tour. He was an absolute gentleman, who always had a smile, willing to assist and was very knowledgeable! My highlight of the tour was to see and feel snow for the 1st time (back home in Australia, snow is a non event). I couldn't have asked for a better way to see snow then at the Grand Canyon. The Grand Central Cafe was a delight to have lunch with a beautiful selection of food! The tour price was exceptional and value for money!! We look forward to visiting your beautiful city again. Until next time! Thank you and with love,from your Australian visitors
Hi There!! Just a note to tell you how much we enjoyed the trip to the South Rim on Oct. 26. The driver was so well informed & knew all kinds of trivia that he shared with us.George
I just wanted to let you know that the South Rim Bus Tour was absolutey fantastic and well done. I have been to the South Rim before however this was my wife's first trip and I wanted her to have a great experience. She was impressed. Your company did a fabulous job with making that experience a great one. I am sure on my next trip, I will use you company for future tours. Thanks for a job well done. Tony
My husband and I recently took the grand canyon tour through your company. Our pilot and guide was professional, fun and made the trip the favorite part of our visit to Las Vegas! Thank you so much for a wonderful tour. Your company is truly top-notch! I've already recommended your company to friends who plan to travel to Las Vegas later in the year.Donna
I joined to get Williams at Grand Canyon Railway Hotel, got a train, and picked up at Grand Canyon. I miss the time, I was looking for the bus. The bus driver was looking for us and took us to Las Vegas. The driver had a good job to people make comfortable. We could enjoy very much. Thank you very much for our driver yesterday. You really have a good driver. Good job and good conversation. Nobuko
I am writing to say thank you for a wonderful trip my husband and I took yesterday to the Grand Canyon South Rim. We really enjoyed our time, the very nice bus, the driver's comments and knowledge of the area, and information he provided. He had a great sense of humor and overall he provided a great day for us! We would like to make sure he is recognized for the great effort he puts into each trip. He is a first class tour bus driver! Thanks again!!Brandy and Jaime
We had the best trip to the Grand Canyon. We had a wonderful day we will always remember, and will sure recommend your company to anyone we know who want a canyon trip! Thank you so much.Doreen and Rob