Why Visit the West Rim?
With 2 million visitors a year, the Grand Canyon's West Rim is perfect for travelers hoping to avoid the crowds of the popular South Rim. The West Rim is also closer to Las Vegas, making it an ideal destination for day trips and shorter visits.
Grand Canyon West may offer fewer iconic views of the Grand Canyon, but it is home to many spectacular viewpoints, including Eagle Point and Guano Point, as well as unique attractions you can’t find anywhere else at the Grand Canyon, such as the Grand Canyon Skywalk and the new Zip Line.
Visitors can choose from a variety of guided West Rim tours, including bus, helicopter, airplane tours. Some guided tours include helicopter floor landings deep inside the Canyon, leisurely pontoon-boat cruises down the Colorado River, or even a stroll on the glass Skywalk. Looking for a little more excitement? Try our one-day whitewater rafting adventure. Tours depart daily from the Las Vegas Strip.
The Grand Canyon’s West Rim is located about 3 hours southeast of Las Vegas on Hualapai Indian Reservation Lands. Day trips to the West Rim take about 10 hours door-to-door, compared to 18 hours to visit the South Rim.