Man enjoing an amazing view over Grand Canyon West Rim, Nevada
Man enjoing an amazing view over Grand Canyon West Rim, Nevada

Grand Canyon West Rim

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, 86023

The basics

The West Rim is an ideal day trip destination from Las Vegas, Nevada. Hike the area, visit the Western-style Hualapai Ranch for food and themed activities, or step onto the famous Grand Canyon Skywalk—a glass bridge near Guano Point that allows visitors to see the Colorado River flowing 4,000 feet (1,219 meters) beneath their feet on the canyon floor.

The West Rim is a popular destination for helicopter tours from Las Vegas, which give travelers a bird's-eye view of the Grand Canyon's rock formations and nearby attractions such as the Hoover Dam and the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. For a special treat, opt for a sunset helicopter tour that includes Champagne. Bus tours from Vegas offer a different perspective and sometimes also include a visit to Joshua Tree National Park.

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Extended Grand Canyon West Rim Air-Only Helicopter Tour
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Extended Grand Canyon West Rim Air-Only Helicopter Tour
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$499.00 per adult
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An Excursion Worth The Price!
The trip to and from the Grand Canyon was breathtaking. But the view of the Canyon was beyond incredible. The copter was a tight squeeze, but the pilot was both personable and knowledgeable. I thought that for what we paid for this excursion, the photo taken by 5-Star before the trip should have been included.
Greg_L, Apr 2024

Things to know before you go

  • Plan to spend at least four hours exploring the West Rim.

  • Transportation by private vehicle is not permitted within Grand Canyon West. Parking is available, and a hop-on, hop-off shuttle bus transports visitors between viewpoints.

  • Bring sun protection, plenty of water, and comfortable shoes.

  • Wheelchair users may need assistance on the area's rough terrain.

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How to get there

Grand Canyon West is two to three hours by road from Las Vegas and 90 minutes from Kingman, Arizona. The nearest airport is McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas.

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When to get there

The Grand Canyon is a scenic place to visit year-round, with its colors ranging from blazing summer reds to snowy winter hues. Summer is the busiest season, when it's best to arrive early and book tours in advance.

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History of the West Rim

Although the Hualapai Reservation was created in 1883, the Grand Canyon West Rim area wasn't developed until 1988, when 2,100 members of the Hualapai tribe decided to open their ancestral lands to visitors. In addition to its stunning viewpoints, the area now offers white water rafting, scenic hiking trails, and rustic lodging to travelers.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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