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See the Grand Canyon from a different angle at Grand Canyon west. Owned and operated by the Hualapai tribe, Grand west offers unparalleled panoramic views of the grand canyon’s west rim from hiking and biking trails, river rafting, and the famous skywalk. Whether you’re looking down into the canyon through the clear flooring of the gravity defying skywalk or looking up at the cliff tops from a raft below, the view is always spectacular.
The walls of the Grand Canyon are painted in yellow, blue, pink, red, orange, and purple. The canyon’s colorful dimensions and unique cuts and curves are the result of millions of years of erosion all of which you can soak in from the far western end of the Grand Canyon.
Grand Canyon West lets visitors explore one of the Seven Wonders of the World from its west rim. Hike or bike one of the many designated trails, or head to Hualapai Ranch for 30-, 60-, and 90-minute trail rides along the rim for an up close look at the Grand Canyon. For those not looking to walk like a cowboy, wagon rides are also available for a more comfortable tour.
Perhaps the best way to experience the Grand Canyon is on the Skywalk. A glass, horseshoe-shaped bridge 4,000 feet above the canyon’s riverbed, Skywalk offers visitors a bird’s eye view of the Grand Canyon where you can truly appreciate its many layers of geological intrigue. Another way to see the canyon from up above is via a helicopter tour. Start high above for an expansive view as far as the eye can see and then sink into the canyon to soar between the sculpted walls.
Those looking to splash down into the Colorado River need only look to Hualapai River Runners for one day white water adventures. For the full experience by land and water, sign up for a flight and river tour combo package, which include helicopter tours and river cruises on pontoon boats.
Want a taste of the Wild West? Hualapai Ranch delivers with cowboy activities in a dude ranch setting. Take trail rides and listen to cowboy tales by the campfire while roasting s’mores. Accommodations include cozy cabins decorated in Southwestern fashion and delicious cowboy cuisine.
Sitting off of the iconic Route 66, take a classic road trip to the Grand Canyon via the historic highway then make the Hualapai Lodge your Grand Canyon adventure basecamp. Hualapai Lodge accommodates visitors with spacious rooms, a restaurant, and salt pool to ensure a relaxing stay in the desert with modern amenities.
Route 66 Days
Location: Peach Springs
Information: (928) 769-2216
Location: Peach Springs
Information: (928) 769-2299
The Tribe is located at the far western end of Grand Canyon – about 250 miles (400 km) by road, a five hour drive, from the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park – to offer a variety of visitor services including the Skywalk.
Open daily, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day
Grand Canyon West Entrance Fees:
PO Box 179
Peach Springs, AZ 86434