The steep-sided canyon, carved by the Colorado River in Arizona, offers stunning views, thrilling adventures, and cultural experiences that are unique to this area.
One of the most popular attractions at Grand Canyon West is the Skywalk, a horseshoe-shaped glass bridge that extends 70 feet out over the edge of the canyon. Walking on the Skywalk can be a thrilling and unforgettable experience, especially for those with a fear of heights. Visitors can look straight down to the canyon floor 4,000 feet below. Although cameras and cellphones are not allowed on the Skywalk, photographers are available to take pictures for a fee.
Another popular way to experience the Grand Canyon West is through helicopter tours. Visitors can choose from several different tours, ranging from a quick flight over the canyon to a longer tour that includes a landing on the canyon floor. One of the most popular tours is the Grand Canyon Skywalk Helicopter Tour, which includes a flight over the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead before landing at Grand Canyon West. From there, visitors can take a shuttle to the Skywalk or explore the area on foot.
The Hualapai Village
Grand Canyon West is also home to the Hualapai Village, which offers visitors a chance to learn about the traditions and customs of the Hualapai people. They have lived in the Grand Canyon area for centuries. Visitors can watch traditional dances, listen to stories, and try traditional foods like fry bread. The village also includes a museum and a gift shop where visitors can purchase handmade crafts and souvenirs.
In addition to the Skywalk, helicopter tours, and the Hualapai Village, Grand Canyon West offers other activities for visitors. Adventurous visitors can try their hand at ziplining, while those looking for a more relaxing experience can take a leisurely boat ride down the Colorado River. Visitors can also explore the canyon on foot, either through guided tours or on their own.
Planning Your Visit
Grand Canyon West is open year-round, but hours may vary depending on the season. Admission fees vary depending on the activities you choose, and some activities require reservations in advance. It’s recommended to book your activities and accommodations ahead of time to ensure availability. Check out www.grandcanyonwest.com for more information.