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Visiting Grand Canyon West

Grand Canyon West is the home of the Grand Canyon Skywalk. Temperatures in the summer are warmer than at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. However, for those with less time or inclination to go all the way to the South Rim, Grand Canyon West is your closest Grand Canyon vacation experience to the Las Vegas area.

 

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The Road to Grand Canyon West

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Road to Skywalk not paved? Have you heard that the road to Grand Canyon West where the Skywalk is located is not paved?  People chatting with me frequently have been told that the road is to be avoided because of the damage to cars.  I happily respond that the road is completely paved!  But it hasn't always been that way. The bumpy road had been a source of complaints and difficulties for many years - since before the Skywalk opened in March 2007.  Tour operators had complained of broken windows, flat tires, missing hubcaps and dust.  Car rental companies didn't want you to take their … [Read more...]

The Cabins at Grand Canyon West

Cabin at Grand Canyon West

Where to Stay Near the Skywalk Are you planning to drive to the Skywalk?  Do you want to do more than take a day trip?  Maybe you should consider staying at the cabins at Grand Canyon West; at the Hualapai Ranch, in fact.  These cabins are very rustic so if you are looking for a Dude Ranch experience this might be the one. There are two options for lodging on Hualapai Land; the Hualapai Ranch, aka the cabins at Grand Canyon West and the Hualapai Lodge at Peach Springs.  The Hualapai Lodge is an option but it is almost as far from the Skywalk as Las Vegas - approximately 130 miles.  If you … [Read more...]

Need To Know – Grand Canyon West

Location & Directions | Open & Close | Entrance Packages & Parking Please note that paving of the road to Grand Canyon West is complete.  Location & Directions: Grand Canyon West is located in northwest corner of Arizona and can be accessed by car, helicopter and plane. This area of the canyon is privately owned and operated by the Hualapai American Indians. There is entry fee for access. BY CAR From Las Vegas - 2 ½ hours Take US-95/US-93 South towards Kingman, AZ Turn left and take Pierce Ferry Road Turn right onto Diamond Bar Road and stay on this … [Read more...]

Things To Do – Grand Canyon West

Sightseeing Tours | Skywalk Glass Bridge | One Day Whitewater Rafting SIGHTSEEING TOURS AT GRAND CANYON WEST If you decide to drive to Grand Canyon West instead of taking a helicopter or airplane tour from the Las Vegas area, there are several tours and sightseeing activities to do when you arrive. Grand Canyon West Look-out Points & Activities – Since private cars are not allowed in the Park, there is a free shuttle service to the various viewpoints and activities. Important viewpoints include: Eagle Point Viewpoint –At Eagle Point, there is a Native American Village walking … [Read more...]

The Skywalk at Grand Canyon West!

Video thumbnail for youtube video The Skwalk at Grand Canyon West! - grandcanyon.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cO6HwmoX0cY You’re standing on a platform made of glass. The rim of the Grand Canyon is 70 feet behind you. The other side of it is 3 miles in front of you. Then you dare to look down and see ………… nothing - nothing but 2,000 feet of air between you and the bottom of the Grand Canyon. Until recently, a sensation like this could only be experienced in dreams. But now, on a small Indian reservation East of Las Vegas, dreams and reality will meld into one with the Grand Canyon Skywalk. Located at Grand Canyon West on the Hualapai Indian Reservation, the new … [Read more...]