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At A Glance

There’s no question that a trip to the Grand Canyon holds a prime spot on many people’s bucket lists. From the Las Vegas Valley, the Grand Canyon West is well within reach for a scenic day trip, just over two hours away.

A trip to Grand Canyon West from Las Vegas is just over two hours

Grand Canyon West offers several packages, so we recommend getting yours online to skip the line

Try many different experiences at Grand Canyon West, including the Skywalk, pontoon and helicopter tours, and rafting

Allow for at least three hours to experience Grand Canyon West

Located on the Hualapai Native American Reservation, the Hualapai Tribe owns and operates Grand Canyon West. Ticket sales to attractions at Grand Canyon West support the Hualapai Tribe Nation.

It’s important to note that the Grand Canyon West is not part of Grand Canyon National Park, home of the popular South Rim. That part of the Grand Canyon is close to a 5-hour drive from Vegas.

How to Get to Grand Canyon West From Vegas

Grand Canyon West: 900 E Highway 66, Peach Springs, AZ 86434

Open 8 a.m. to sundown

  • Take US-95 S from Las Vegas, which turns into US-93 S just before Boulder City, NV.
  • Continue on US-93 South (approx 77 miles) and exit onto Pierce Ferry Road.
  • You will continue onto Diamond Bar Rd. for about 49 miles to the West Rim entrance.

Upon arrival, you will leave your car in the parking lot. After checking in, you will be transported by bus to the attractions.

Don’t feel like driving? Check out day tours that offer helicopter flights to Grand Canyon West from Las Vegas in no time.

Tickets and Packages

Grand Canyon West offers several ticket packages and the option to “build your bundle” a-la-carte, which you can reserve online or purchase upon arrival. Every visitor needs to purchase a general admission ticket, which costs $51-$55, and activities are available at an additional cost.

Premier Tip: Reserving your tickets online may help you skip the line at check-in.

Grand Canyon West Highlights

Grand Canyon Skywalk at Eagle Point

Walking across the cantilever glass bridge is a pure thrill. You will experience breathtaking views spanning 4,000 feet high over the canyon floor. This activity may not be best for those with a fear of heights.

However, the Grand Canyon West website states that the Skywalk is strong enough to hold 70 fully loaded 747 passenger jets.

Be prepared to leave your camera and belongings behind in lockers while on the Skywalk. A professional photographer will be on hand to take your photos as you walk in the sky. After you finish your walk, you may purchase photo packages.

The Skywalk is part of the Eagle Point stop, which includes views of the Eagle Rock formation, a Native American village, Indigenous performances, dining options, and shopping.

Helicopter and Pontoon Tours

This is your chance to visit new “highs and lows.” Soar over the canyon via helicopter for a spectacular aerial view, then plunge 3,500 feet to the canyon floor in a pontoon and float through the Colorado River.

Colorado River Rafting

While at Grand Canyon West, you can also experience the thrill of motorized whitewater rafting in one day. Enjoy lunch alongside the Colorado River banks, hike to Travertine Cavern Falls, and look out for wildlife!

Feeling more adventurous? Sign up for the two-day rafting tour and fall asleep with the river by your side.

Zipline and More at Hualapai Point

With four zipline lanes, you can easily challenge friends and family to a race as you soar 500 feet above the floor. On 3,200 feet of zipline, you can reach up to 40 miles per hour.

Hualapai Point also offers hiking and biking trails and a trading post where you can pick up souvenirs from tribal vendors.

Where to Eat

Restaurants at the West Rim require a general admission ticket for entry.

Premier Tip: You can bundle your tickets by adding meal tickets.

Eagle Point

Sky View Restaurant: This spot offers million-dollar views of the canyon and the Skywalk. As you dine, you can also gaze at the eagle rock formation within the canyon walls. Wait for a window table – it’s worth it.

Skywalk Cafe: The walk-up cafe offers grab-and-go American cuisine as you take in the incredible views of Eagle Point.

Guano Point

Guano Point Cafe: Grab some barbecue or vegetarian fare and enjoy the 360-degree views of the Grand Canyon in an outdoor seating area.

Hualapai Point

Gwe Ma’jo: Enjoy the traditional fare of the Hualapai Tribe, including the Hualapai taco and pinion stew.

Where to Stay

Cabins at Grand Canyon West

You can’t get much closer than this! Rustic cabins are available for up to six guests and include two complimentary general admission tickets to Grand Canyon West.

RV Parking

RV owners may park minutes away from the Skywalk for $22 a night, including 24-hour security and free Wi-Fi.

Hualapai Lodge

The lodge is located in Peach Springs, Arizona, and sits alongside the historic Route 66, about 1.75 hours away from Grand Canyon West. A concierge is available to help you plan your adventure.

What to Know Before You Go

  • Download the Grand Canyon West app for all the info you need to plan your trip and for more on the history and culture of the Hualapai Tribe.
  • It’s recommended that you allow for at least three hours to experience Grand Canyon West fully.
  • While exploring the canyon, keep a close eye on children as some areas near the canyon edge are not heavily roped off.
  • Tickets are refundable up to 24 hours before arrival, and date changes are permitted and valid for one year.
  • Pets are not permitted on tours or allowed to be left in parked cars.

The chance to experience the breathtaking views of the Grand Canyon from above or below, combined with the history, traditions, and culture of the Hualapai Tribe, makes Grand Canyon West a magical day trip from Las Vegas.

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