These 3 Viewpoints Will Make You Want to Visit the Grand Canyon’s West Rim

When you see the Grand Canyon on TV or in the movies, chances are you’re seeing the South Rim. But there’s so much more to the 277 mile long, 1 mile wide Canyon than what you see on the big screen!

The Grand Canyon’s lesser-known West Rim offers a more rugged alternative to the South Rim’s many recognizable vistas and viewpoints – and it’s more accessible too. Owned and operated by the Hualapai Indians, Grand Canyon West is only a short three hour drive from Las Vegas (compared to five or six hours to the South Rim), making it the perfect option for travelers who want to experience the illustrious majesty of the Grand Canyon on a tighter schedule. And because it receives fewer guests and has comparatively sparse infrastructure, it’s easier to get up close and personal with the Grand Canyon when you visit the West Rim.

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4 Reasons Why You Should Visit the Grand Canyon this Winter

Of the over five million people who visit the Grand Canyon every year, ¾ arrive during the peak summer season. From April to October, the South Rim and Grand Canyon West are abuzz with activity as people soak up the sun and explore the Grand Canyon’s many scenic viewpoints and attractions.

Summer is a popular time for family vacations, last-minute road trips, and Las Vegas adventures, but if you’re looking for a quieter, more serene Grand Canyon experience (and don’t mind bundling up a lttle) consider visiting in the off-season between November and March.

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8 Questions We Know You Have About the Grand Canyon Skywalk

Do you crave adventure? Then you can’t miss the Skywalk, located at Grand Canyon West on the Hualapai Indian reservation about 120 miles east of Las Vegas. That’s only about 3 hours from the Strip.

Extending 70 feet from the edge of the Rim at Eagle Point, the Skywalk offers unparalleled views – literally – straight down to the Canyon floor 4,000 feet below. It may look like the Skywalk defies all known laws of physics, but we promise you it doesn’t.

To get you in the adventurous spirit, we’ve compiled answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about the Grand Canyon Skywalk.

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