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.
Things To Do Grand Canyon West
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 tour with replicas of authentic dwellings from various American Indian Tribes. The amphitheater hosts live Native American performances representing many different tribes throughout the day. Be sure to stop at the art and gift store featuring handmade, authentic Native American jewelry and crafts.
Guano Point – Guano Point is a pyramid point made of rock that has the most beautiful views of Grand Canyon West and the Colorado River. The Highpoint Hike has slightly rough terrain but the views are worth the walk. At Guano Point, there are remnants of a historic tram that stretched 8,800 feet across the canyon to a guano mine. Enjoy the Hualapai Market selling jewelry and crafts.
Hualapai Ranch – The western-style ranch has cowboy entertainment, with roping and quick draw and wagon rides. There are also cabins for overnight quests.
Helicopter Flights & Pontoon Boat tours – Helicopter flights are available from the Grand Canyon West Airport located right at the rim of the 4,000 foot cliff to the floor of the Canyon. Standing on the canyon floor with the sheer cliffs towering above you is awesome! The Rim-to-Floor experience can become even more awesome if you add the pontoon boat tour. Cruising down the famous Colorado River inside the Grand Canyon gives you a true perspective of the magnitude and magnificence of this natural wonder of the world. There are several companies that provide tours from Grand Canyon West including Papillon Helicopters, Maverick and Sundance.
SKYWALK GLASS BRIDGE
The unique and beautiful Grand Canyon Skywalk Glass Bridge is a horse-shoe design with a glass floor and extends over the edge of a 4,000 foot drop to the floor of Grand Canyon West. Walking onto the bridge is both exciting and a little scary but don’t worry, the glass is actually constructed of five layers of glass measuring approximately 2 ½ inches thick and the bridge can hold up to 71 million pounds. There are Package Admission Fee’s for the Skywalk Bridge and in order to protect the glass, there are no personal items allowed on the bridge including cameras. There will be opportunities to have professional photographs taken and purchased after the walk.
One Day Whitewater River Rafting at Grand Canyon West
Hualapai River Runners – There is a great opportunity to raft the mighty Colorado River at Grand Canyon West. Operated by the Hualapai Native Americans, the tour departs and returns from Peach Springs, Arizona. There is a mix of white water rapids and smooth water along the river. The Hualapai Guide explains the history and culture of the Hualapai people, as well as the wildlife and geology of the area. Hike up to a natural waterfall, Travertine Falls and enjoy lunch on the banks of the river.