Grand Canyon West
Grand Canyon West
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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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  • Andy C
    19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning!!
    Got there for the setting sun. Hardly anyone was there so had the place almost to ourselves. It was stunning. Didn't do the Sky Glass walk as it was megga expensive and views at the next stop-off were amazing and you could get close to the edge, unlike at Sky Glass
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 21, 2023
  • Rob5006
    Fort Walton Beach, Florida194 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice day trip from Las Vegas
    The West Rim is closest to Las Vegas but we have also traveled to the south Rim and thought it was a better experience. As for the west rim we got the combination entrance fee (Entrance fee, Skywalker, meal). The meal was about the same price if you pre-paid or got it once inside. The Skywalker, the clear see through walkway which goes over a portion of the canyon was really cool. It was about an hour wait and you can not take your own pictures, they have photographs along the walkway but equally as good was Guano point. Which is an old mining site but offers great views of the canyon. If you can climb to the top of the rock formation and get some really good views. You will need around 4 hours here and the best restaurant is at Skywalker. It is a sit down inside restaurant with good views.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 25, 2023
  • Anna L
    13 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth it to us
    Glad to read all the reviews and went in well informed and prepared. Almost didn’t go but glad we did. We visited late October 2023 midweek. Remember: this is Native American owned, not US park service! An hour off US93 like NPS site is an hour north of I40. Saw glamming and RV site on the way in. Yes, you pay around $40 (ask for small senior discount). About the same as Hoover Dam tour. Add for the skywalk. Could omit. True-the skywalk might be underwhelming but not much more $$ for one time splurge. We were ready for the lines (moved reasonably quickly) & had lots to learn from exhibits along the way. Different vistas than NPS GC. Shuttle to skywalk (no rushing) and guano point (guano was fabulous views and easy walking or scrambling). If you’d like a different canyon experience or a second half day, it might be worth it for you too.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 26, 2023
  • middleparkers
    Portsmouth, United Kingdom15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing views
    Amazing views and easy to find from vegas. The bus that took us from the car park to the sights was easy to negotiate, but the one thing I was disappointed in was the souvenirs. I was hoping to buy some traditional Indian jewellery, but it appeared to be stuff you could get off amazon . Some idiots probably forctheir Instagram pictures were really chancing it right on the edges of the mountains and had to be told to move back the mindset of some is incredible...
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written December 29, 2023
  • JCM8214
    Atlanta, Georgia2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So glad we made the trip
    We bought our tickets online and were running late getting there from Hoover Dam. I was a nervous mess the whole drive there because we were so late. We finally got there 5:15 and it closes at 6:00. Michael drove us up special and we were the last ones on the skywalk. We then rushed over the Guano Point. There were still 50-100 people there but it was not packed. The trip was definitely rushed due to our own lateness but I appreciated them finding a way to get us in. I would recommend arriving on the later side (but not as late as us!) and miss the big crowds and enjoy the sunset.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 31, 2023
  • Breanna R
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    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved the second stop
    It was a little pricey at ~50 dollars per person plus it was additional for zip line and the skywalk. We definitely spent more time at the second stop, better views and more to see. Most of our party agree that the skywalk wasn’t really worth the money as you couldn’t take phones or cameras with you. You had to purchase those also.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written January 12, 2024
  • janice h
    Woodbridge, Canada4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome views, my family loved it.
    Amazing views, if you are in las Vegas and want to do a field trip with the family, this is great. Might not be the same as South rim provincial park, but the views of the Grand Canyon west are great and spectacular as well. The only important thing to know is this is not the provincial park and therefore is not cheap to get it. You should make sure you have a budget for the entrance fees. The website advertises as $49 per person, but I was never able to get this price when I tried buying the tickets online. I paid $52 per person online, the price is the same at the location, there was no savings for buying ahead of time online, as the price was the same when you arrive at the first point. So my recommendation is pay when you arrive, no need to buy online ahead of time.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written January 18, 2024
  • Natalie
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    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great view at Guano, but VERY pricy for what you get
    The prices are a bit on the pricy side in our opinion. We paid $53 PER PERSON, making it in total $115 after tax. We got the general pass which gave us accsess to the the outside area of the sky walk (but not the sky walk itself) which had very limited views. However, the Guano point had some amazing views which you get to experience with the general pass! Will drop some photos below:) But in total we’d much rather recommend taking the trip further to the actual Grand Canyon National Park where you pay way less and really get the canyon vibes!:))
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 20, 2024
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carolyn s
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
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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MichiganCameraGal
Moore Haven, FL113 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
If you are looking for beauty and breathtaking views, go to the South Rim. Here at the West Rim is nothing but a primitive area with no grandeur. First the bus that takes you to the 3 viewpoints has painted windows that you can't take pictures out of. Next you are forced to go to the other two viewpoints, one of which requires a 10 minute hike to get to, the other is a primitive village. The Skywalk is located at the third viewpoint. You have to stand in a cattle line for 45 minutes before being allowed out on the Skywalk. You have to wear booties that everyone else has had on their feet. There are no cellphones/cameras allowed to take your own pictures. Instead, there are 3 or 4 camera people out there who will have you do goofy poses and then sell you the pictures. It is a long, long drive to the area and so not worth it!
Written July 11, 2022
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Z54801
Minot9 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Reza E
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
This place is a total scam. Don’t waste your money. They will charge you more than $50 per person for nothing. No meaningful service is provided.

These people have blocked access to a piece of nature and they charge you for taking you there in a bus. There is paved road everywhere so the whole shuttle system is a fake job. On the bus we had to stay standing because there was no enough seating. When we arrived, we had to wait in lines for more than an hour to see the deep canyon.

They have made a glass ledge over the canyon. That is the only place from which you can see all the way down. They charge you another $15 for that. Then they make you put everything in lockers before going there. Phones, cameras, even bioculars. Then they take pictures of you to sell them to you for even more money. Can’t imagine how pathetic and shameless these people are who strip you of basic things and then sell them back to you for crazy money.

To give you a sense of the insanity, just for comparison, a whole year of acess to all the national parks of the US costs only $80 per vehicle! Here you pay at least $50 per person for just one canyon!!! What’s more? they have put up tip baskets everywhere as well!

Instead of celebrating and promoting the Native American culture and lifestyle for visitors, charging money for what people could’ve already done by themselves (taking pictures, driving up to the canyon, bringing food), they only create bad atitudes towards themselves.

Finally, I’ll name a few attractions nearby that not only are more beautiful than this place, but treat you with more dignity and respect and charge you for meaningful services they provide:

Bryce Canyon National Park
Glen Canyon National Park
Horseshoe Bend
Grand Canyon National Park
Monument Valley
Antelope Canyon
Written January 15, 2024
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Jeffrey C
13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Tabby M
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
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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daniel d
Orange County, CA5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
My wife and I recently visit the west rim on 2022 New Year eve to experience the Skywalk. Despite a few negative comments we give it a shot. I paid close to $150 for both of us for general admission and the Skywalk package. We aware that they don’t allow bring camera nor back pack so we didn’t bring any belonging and everything stuff in the locker near by. On the Skywalk ring, we spend over 10 minutes to view the Eagle point, when we check our watch to see the time, there is security man approach us and asking are we trying to taking a picture with the Apple Watch. I was shocked and told him I don’t think a watch can take a picture. Few minutes pass by, my wife received a text on her watch and she check it and a same man approach us again, this time he demands to check my wife’s jacket pocket. She pull out a key and show him that’s all she has. I told man “look, honestly I didn’t want to come here, I want to go to South Rim instead, but my wife insist the SkyWalk so we give it a try, now you ruined it”. Summary go to south rim save over $100 and the view in SouthRim is much better and you don’t get harass.
Written January 6, 2023
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Sindy B
Los Angeles, CA14 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Bernard P
Kennesaw, GA351 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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SoCalOregonian
Murrieta, CA10,390 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
We visited this complex as part of a package tour. The area is located upon the Hualapai Reservation lands and consists of the transportation center (gift shop, parking lot and main shuttle stop), Eagle Point and Guano Point along with the sightseeing airport and helipad.
You can not drive your private vehicle inside the complex but must utilized the shuttle busses.
As we were part of a group tour, we did not utilize the shuttle busses as our tour bus took us to each location in the complex.
At Eagle Point is the Skywalk, an attraction that allows you to walk out over the canyon precipice and be suspended above the canyon floor.
At Guano Point there are better views of the canyon.
Overall, for me it was a one and done experience. The skywalk was interesting, the views from Guano Point phenomenal but I think if you do not do it as a tour, it is a hassle to get from the transportation center to the two points. And waiting for a shuttle bus during the summer would become a wee bit uncomfortable.
Written October 30, 2022
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