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“Undescribable unless you've been there”
Review of Grand Canyon West

Grand Canyon West
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Grand Canyon Resort Corporation is owned by the Hualapai Indian Tribe and is located in Peach Springs, Arizona. In 1988, the Hualapai Indian Tribe, which has occupied the land since 1883, established GCRC, welcoming millions of visitors each year to tour the area, including the nearby lodge, ranch, River Runners and Grand Canyon West. To further increase tourism in the area, the Grand Canyon Skywalk was built in 2007. The Skywalk is a glass, horseshoe-shaped bridge that enables visitors to walk beyond the canyon walls at Grand Canyon West, suspending them 4,000 feet above the riverbed and providing an unparalleled view of this natural wonder.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children
Reviewed April 27, 2014

Haven't been to the South Rim so we can't compare which is nicer. We took a bus tour(10.5 hour round trip) from Vegas instead of a car rental. We passed through a Joshua tree forest which was cool The last 15-20 miles are on a dirt road which is under construction. We had to wait for large trucks etc. to pass and negotiate turns so I didn't miss a car.
This part of the Canyon is owned by the Hualapai Native American nation; unlike the South Rim it is not a national park. These people are extremely nice, helpful and polite. Except for the garbage/litter left behind by visitors the place is pristine.
Our tour fee included entry fee and lunch(sort of a production line with a choice of either BBQ beef or chicken with veggies which were okay) Otherwise there were no other places to eat.
We didn't go on the Skywalk because of the extra cost and fear of heights. There are many vantage points to take great photos from.
The gift shop was pricey but look for deals-we got decent quality $25 T-shirts for half off.
If you only have one day to see the Canyon from Vegas and get back in time to shower, relax then go off to dinner and a show or slot machine this is the way to go. One more natural wonder off our bucket list.

Thank GSB56
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Reviewed April 16, 2014

It's a vey impressive natural beauty. I can't describe my emotions when I arrived and saw the wonderfully designed rocks.
To get there we had to pay a expensive fee to Hualapai Indians that controls the natural park.
I think it could be cheaper...

1  Thank Guga19
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Reviewed April 14, 2014

We drove from Vegas to the West Rim and it was an interesting drive. We got waylaid a bit and ended up on the historic Route 66, an adventure in itself!

When we finally got near the West Rim we found the road to be really rough for the last 20 miles and construction was everywhere! The road is being widened and straightened. This will improve the trip in the future.... but it's a pain in the butt right now!

When we arrived we parked and entered the 'Headquarters', The price for admission to the site was $44 per person and an extra $26 if you wanted to go out on the 'Skywalk'. Hardly cheap but still worthwhile. You are taken from the 'Headquarters' to the sites by a comfortable bus. Again, construction is everywhere. The buses run on a circuit and you can get on and off at any of the sites.

The view of this wonder is superb! 4000 feet to the bottom of the chasm. Helicopters can be seen touring the area. They get lost in the scenery, it is so huge! The Colorado River appears as a rivulet far below the heights you stand on. The colours of the area are eye catching and beautiful. The view from each of the areas are different and equally worthwhile. I can't comment on the 'Skywalk' because we felt it too expensive and you're not allowed to take pictures from the 'walk'.

There is a refreshment booth at Eagle Point and the quality was very good. The area was also very clean and tables and seats are provided outside.

Returning to the 'Headquarters' you'll enjoy the Gift Store. Usual high prices for souvenirs. But the disappointing thing is that there is nothing that is 'home grown'. With some of the jewelry and art that I saw elsewhere, one has to ask why they are not using this attraction to push their own products!

I'd return if I was in the area! The scenery is superb and if you take your time there is lots to see. You drive through the Joshua Tree National Park on the way in and out. Enjoy the scenery!

1  Thank enercontrol
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Reviewed April 10, 2014

We have been to the south rim but wanted to see the sky walk. The drive was very pleasant from Vegas but the road into the rim from the main highway gets pretty rough driving the last leg of the trip. There is quite a bit of construction going on to repair and widen the road so I expect the trip will be very smooth by next year.

I fully expected that everything would be for a fee but I soon found out that the fees add up to several hundred per person if you wish to see all this area of the canyon has to offer.

We took the bus ride around to the three different viewing areas and really enjoyed the scenery and view. The old west town recreation is worth the fee as they do try to create activities for all and the included lunch is definitely a value.

If you are going, take a bus tour out to the rim and let someone else do the driving. It is worth the extra money to just sit back and enjoy.

Thank Stephen M
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Reviewed April 9, 2014

We went on an organised trip from Las Vegas, prices vary for these, so do your research and watch out for coupons. A great day out with spectacular views of both the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam.

Thank Robali64
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