Grand Canyon West

Grand Canyon West, Hualapai Reservation: Hours, Address, Grand Canyon West Reviews: 4/5

Grand Canyon West
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Nature & Wildlife Areas • Canyons • Geologic Formations
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Ignite your spirit at Grand Canyon West with heart-pounding adrenaline rushes you’ve never felt or seen before. Whether you’re stepping out 4,000 feet above the riverbed on Skywalk, zipping across the canyon on a zipline or soaring in a helicopter, riding a pontoon, or conquering the rapids on a whitewater rafting trip on the Colorado River with Hualapai River Runners, Grand Canyon West has the thrill rides you’ve been searching for that will get your pulse pounding. Make your plans to not only walk the sky, ride the rapids and soar through the air, but also to explore Eagle Point and Guano Point and learn more about the culture and traditions of the Hualapai Tribe. And, you can extend your visit to the West Rim by staying at the Cabins at Grand Canyon West or Hualapai Lodge when you are going on whitewater rafting adventures. Make sure to stop by the gift shop to grab mementos of your trip to one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
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Oli_Ave
Colbert, GA27 contributions
Mar 2020
I bought our tickets online 2 days before arrival. At first, I was upset about the cost but read somewhere, admission is now the Hualapai's tribe main way of living. After considering that, I didn't mind the cost. And then after arrival, seeing the staff they have to pay along with maintenance/upkeep of shuttle buses I totally understood.

It wasn't crowded at all with no wait for the shuttles. We just walked right up and got on at each stop. It was pretty chilly but comfortable with a light jacket.

The staff by the way are wonderful people. Security, the gift shop workers and the Hualapi people were all very friendly and helpful. A couple of guards talked openly with us and told us all about the animals in that area.

The observation points were a bit scary though because of idiots wanting a cool picture. Security shouldn't have had to tell people so many times and some REPEATEDLY to step away from the edge. One guy was really nerve wrecking with doing too much and going too far just for a picture.

The exhibits were really neat. It was a great learning experience for our son to see the teepee and other buildings along with the signs. Members of the Hualapai tribe sang and even invited everyone to take pictures with them under the tent at the "stage". That was awesome!

We had spent the first half of the day at Hoover Dam doing the tour, etc. We're glad we experienced the tour so that I now know we wouldn't have missed out on anything fun if we had skipped it but we really wish we had cut our time at Hoover short and spent more time at Grand Canyon West instead. We left a little after 4:00, signs said closing time was 5:00 but cars were still pulling in. I expressed my surprise at people just arriving and other passengers on the shuttle bus told me they'd heard the sunset over the canyon was gorgeous. We figured maybe people were arriving to catch the sunset. We were tempted to stick around for it but the very remote area and no streetlights pushed us to get back to Vegas before it got dark.
Written March 14, 2020
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Oli_Ave, Thank you for the awesome review! We're glad our staff was able to enhance your experience and make your visit to the West Rim unforgettable!
Written March 16, 2020
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Lisa C
Michigan11 contributions
Mar 2021
We arrived at Grand Canyon West close to opening time and were bused to both overlooks, without long lines. Both Guano and Eagle Point are great viewing areas of the canyon. Very little walking required for terrific views. The skywalk was fun and the photographers take great pics. We prepaid for lunch in the skywalk cafe and had great views of the skywalk and canyon with a great lunch. We also did the zipline adventure and had a great time there too. I wish we had more time to spend in the park and try the other adventures they offer. Everyone was super friendly and we had a great time. Helpful hint, get there early to avoid large lines.
Written April 6, 2021
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mauiwolf
Las Vegas, NV1,584 contributions
Nov 2020
If you have no other way to see the Grand Canyon at the South Rim, then this would be an option. I would describe it as going to the roof of a 20-story building instead of going to the top of the Empire State Building. Sure, you’ll get a cool view but it wouldn’t be nearly the same.

I think the Hualapai could do themselves a great service by lowering the price to $20 admission with a $10 upgrade for the Skywalk. This way people would stop complaining and they’d probably get more visitors.

There are two shuttle stops: Eagle Point, which is where the Skywalk is located, and Guano Point. Guano is the much more scenic stop of the two.

During Covid the place feels much less fun. There are no performers, the fake cowboy town is closed, the restaurants and shops aren’t all open. It’s just a little sad. The scenery is nice, but the other aspects add to the experience and they’re currently missing.

Going to the west rim from LV is an 8-9 hour day. Going to the south rim is a solid 15 hours at least. I’d suggest just putting in the long day and see the awe-inspiring views that are a bucket list attraction. The west rim is not a bucket list attraction. It’s just a pleasant diversion.
Written November 24, 2020
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Tabby M
1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Couples
The sky point is absolutely a disappointment!! We could not bring our phones or cameras to take photos. Instead, we had to pay $25 for one photo of $65 for a group of photos. Very disappointed! They take you to the sky point and charge for these photos then the next stop is absolutely gorgeous and you are able to take photos on your own. So, definitely don’t pay the extra for the sky point skip this stop! Also, I’d you get there a little before 5:00 PM the restaurant is closed.
Written April 30, 2022
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Hi tabbym2014, thank you for visiting us at the West Rim. We apologize for your experience. We are always trying to make improvements and will share this information with our team. Please DM us with any additional questions.
Written May 16, 2022
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carolyn s
2 contributions
Sep 2020
My family and I were at Grand Canyon West. We rented a car and drove ourselves from Las Vegas. When we arrived it was like visiting a ghost town. Hard to find any employees to talk to and when we encountered an employee we were greeted with a condescending and down right disrespectful attitudes. Our visit became worse from there. We waited for 10-15 mins. for someone to sell us tickets for a Skywalk. We move up to get our tickets scanned and we were greeted by a woman who was busy playing on her phone. She looked up ' saw us standing in front of her and she continued to play on her phone while she laughed. By this time after no one to consult with; disrespect, fowl language, van ride, waiting for tickets and this employee on the phone; I had enough. I asked for a refund and just wanted to go home; she said "there were no refunds". I ask to speak to a manager; low and behold I was talking to the Photographer Supervisor/Skywalk Manager ( she so boldly exclaimed ) "that's are rules and we don't give refunds"! This woman I think her name was Rachel should not even have a job much less be in management. Is this a joke? or a nightmare ? We walked out and were able to receive a refund from the white domed building where we purchased our tickets. I told the concierge at our hotel about our experience she said "those are the stories we have been getting from all of our guests" she "could not remember the last time someone had said something positive about there experience at GCW".
Written October 7, 2020
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Y3988QIcarolyns, We sincerely apologize for your experience at Grand Canyon West. We strive to provide the best experiences for all guests and that includes our customer service provided. This is unacceptable on part of our employees. Please email us at marketing@grandcanyonresort.com as we'd like to speak with you further regarding your experience.
Written October 13, 2020
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Michelle B
2 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
We purchased tickets for the skywalk and general admission it was almost 100.00 we got up to the skywalk and we could not take our cameras in - they wanted to charge an extra 35 per photo. Everything was so expensive and the views were not better than at the national park. We felt ripped off. Food was 22.75 for a hamburger and fries. Save your money go to the national park
Written May 27, 2022
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Sindy B
Los Angeles, CA5 contributions
Apr 2021
A member of our party became ill and I called several times, left messages and emails to see if we can reschedule. Never heard from anyone. After a 2 hour drive, there wasn't much. A pretty view, but not as expansive as the South Rim. Waited about 30 minutes online to view from the Skywalk. Also bought a meal ticket in advance for the restaurant. Waited on line for close to an hour to get a table. Finally sat down and was completely ignored by the waiters until we finally spoke up to the manager. Then waited another 30 minutes to get our food. Signs say 30 min max to eat food. They did not enforce that at all and couldn't because the kitchen was so slow. It took 2 hours to eat hamburgers!! By the time we finished it was time to leave. A wasted trip and very BAD service. Do not recommend visiting the West Rim especially in high season unless you have plenty of time to stand on a line.
Written April 4, 2021
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Jeffrey C
13 contributions
Mar 2020
Closer to Las Vegas, our family decide to visit Grand Canyon West vs Grand Canyon National Park-South Rim. GCW was great for a short visit (~3 hours) to see the amazing Grand Canyon. Admission price (~$50 per person) was higher than the National Park, but worth it. The Skywall would add another ~$25 per person), so we skipped that and just the admired the glorious sites from the outside viewing areas. Workers were very nice.
Written March 15, 2020
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Jeffrey, Thank you for visiting Grand Canyon West! We're glad you enjoyed your experience at the West Rim, but we're sorry to hear you didn't get a chance to do the Skywalk. Thank you for providing your feedback!
Written March 16, 2020
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Z54801
Minot9 contributions
Oct 2019
If I could give this 0 stars I would. It's a 5 star view for sure, bit it ends there. So glad we did this before bringing our kids. They don't allow public vehicles so you have to use the transportation they provide for $55/person. If you want the top notch view that is $80/person BUT the kicker is no personal belongings are allowed on that look out. Which translates to no phone and no camera. Save your money for the gas to enter the national park and drive past this joke of a tourist trap!

I understand the reason for having to use the provided busses, my issue is with the cost. If it really gets as busy as you say than why not charge $20/person and make it more realistic for groups of more than 2 people. Over $100 for a 10 minute ride is ridiculous!

As far as the Sky Walk rules, $80 to look at a view is also ridiculous. Again if you have as many tourists as you claim why not make it more family friendly by creating a price point most could afford. I don't think there is a legitimate reason to charge the prices you do for any of it!
Written January 7, 2020
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Ann, We are very sorry to hear about your disappointment. The West Rim is located on the Hualapai Indian Reservation, so we are privately owned and operated by the Hualapai Tribe. Because of this, our fees and regulations differ from the National Park. Our fees go toward maintaining and enhancing the destination and supporting the local Tribe. However, we do offer a variety of unique amenities that can't be experienced at other viewpoints of the Canyon such as the Skywalk and cultural experience.
Written January 8, 2020
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Bernard P
Kennesaw, GA348 contributions
Dec 2020 • Couples
Paid for the Skywalk bridge tour. No guides for the tour. Just read the information posted on the walls of the museum. No cell phones, bags or personal belongings allowed on the bridge. They have free lockers to put all your belongings in. Their photographs will take pictures of your family and you can purchase the photos later. Free bus will also take you to Guano point after the Skywalk where you can the Colorado river along the rim and walk close to the Western rim away from the Skywalk rim.
Written December 22, 2020
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