Grand Canyon West Rim Tour
The Grand Canyon; it’s one of the Seven Wonders of the modern world. Just a 2-hour drive from the Las Vegas Strip, our tours bring guests from Las Vegas to Arizona to experience the magic of the Grand Canyon’s West Rim!
This massive canyon is approximately 6-70 million years old and offers a glimpse into our prehistoric past. For centuries the Colorado River carved deep channels into the earth before eventually receding to reveal the Grand Canyon. Some of its deepest layers of rocks are 2 billion years old! The Grand Canyon has always drawn people. Primitive humans began living near and in the canyon approximately 12,000 years ago. There are even petroglyphs left behind! Centuries later, in 1893 President Benjamin Harrison created the Grand Canyon as a forest reserve. And only 26 years after President Theodore Roosevelt added it as one of America’s National Parks.
When you book a Grand Canyon West Rim tour you experience multiple stops in scenic and historic locations. Our guides pick you up from one of many select hotels and drive you through the beautiful Joshua Tree Forest including a pause for some great photo opportunities. The first official stop is Eagle Point, allowing you to take in the vastness of the Grand Canyon. This is also where you can experience the world-famous Skywalk Bridge. This breathtaking 10-foot wide, horseshoe-shaped glass bridge extends 70 feet out over the rim of the Grand Canyon, giving you a clear view 4,000 feet to the Canyon floor below. There’s no thrill like stepping out on glass thousands of feet in the air. No need to be nervous, Skywalk is strong enough to hold seventy fully loaded 747 passenger jets! After testing your metal on the Skywalk you’ll have a chance to see an authentic native American village. Stroll along the path lined with traditionally built housing, ovens, and sweat lodges. Be amazed at the unique architecture, style and functionality of each structure and feature. This ancient site is a time capsule of how the Hualapai, Navajo, Plains, Hopi, Havasupai and other Native American tribes lived centuries ago.
At this point, you’ve probably worked up an appetite! Your tour will stop at the Skywalk Restaurant for an all-inclusive lunch, to re-energize before your next site, Guano Point! This location is named after its caves were found to be full of nitrogen-rich bat guano that could be used for fertilizer. A $3.5 million tramway was created to mine the resources but after only 30 years the caves were depleted. However, you can still the remnants of the tramway built during this time! This stop also offers an opportunity to take Highpoint Hike and climb the Anthill. The Highpoint Hike leads to a stunning, 360-degree view of the Canyon! If you’re more adventurous, you might want to climb even higher on the Anthill, a small mountain perched at the tip of Guano Point for an even higher look at the Grand Canyon.
The final stop is to see the Arizona side of the Hoover Dam, a national landmark and historic site. You’ll be able to experience multiple views of the Dam including from the 900-foot Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge. This bridge offers spectacular views that were once only available by helicopter. After this final stop there is nothing to do but relax and reminisce as our guides drive you back to your hotel.
If you’re in Las Vegas, why not check this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity off your bucket list? Book a Grand Canyon West Rim tour today and see the natural beauty of one of America’s greatest national parks and so much more!