Grand Canyon Travel Guide from Kingman

Traveling from Kingman, AZ to the Grand Canyon

Kingman Arizona is a small city along historic route 66 that’s on the way to both the West Rim and South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park for visitors coming from Las Vegas, Nevada.  Kingman is located about 1.5 hours from Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Grand Canyon West and the Grand Canyon Skywalk, so for visitors heading to one of these destinations Kingman is a great layover because it offers more options for amenities, lodging and restaurants. The small town of Meadview, AZ and Grand Canyon West also offer lodging and restaurants, but the options are limited. Kingman is also a good place to stop if you’re heading to the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, especially if it’s later in the day and you don’t have lodging reserved inside the park, or gateway town of Tusayan, AZ. Read the guide below to learn more about travel from Kingman to the Grand Canyon, or check out our Kingman, AZ map to see all the nearby destinations and attractions.

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Travel Information, Tours and Lodging

Driving Distance from Kingman, AZ to Grand Canyon

  • Kingman, AZ to Grand Canyon West Rim is 75 miles, a 1 hour 35-minute drive.
  • Kingman, AZ to Grand Canyon South Rim is 173 miles, a 2 hour 45-minute drive.
  • Kingman, AZ to Grand Canyon East Rim is 271 miles, a 4 hour 10-minute drive.
  • Kingman, AZ to Grand Canyon North Rim is 354 miles, a 5 hour 40-minute drive.

Kingman Area and Grand Canyon Tours

Although there are no Grand Canyon Tours that start from Kingman, Grand Canyon West and the Skywalk, as we as Lake Mead NRA are less than two hours away. The Skywalk is a glass bride that hangs over the western rim of the Grand Canyon, and along with scenic flights, hummer rides, and wild west shows, is the hub of the Hualapai Nations tourism industry, and a very popular new Grand Canyon attraction.  Lake Mead is a popular destination for boating and fishing, as well as a good stop for a swim to cool down during the hotter summer months. Check out a list of recommended tours here.

Best Hotels in Kingman, AZ

Kingman, AZ has a good selection of hotels and lodges to choose from for travelers heading to Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Grand Canyon West or the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. From Kingman to Grand Canyon West there are a few small motels in Meadview, as well as the Hualapai Ranch and Cabins inside the Hualapai Tribal Park at Grand Canyon West (near the Skywalk). If you’re headed towards the South Rim, Seligman, Williams, Valle and Tusayan all have hotel and lodging options, or you can reserve a hotel inside Grand Canyon National Park on the South Rim.

Best Restaurants and Dining Options

Kingman has a good variety of restaurants, especially diners and greasy spoon style joints. If you’re heading to the Skywalk, Meadivew has a few places to grab a bite and the Hualapai have several new restaurants at the Skywalk. For visitors going to the South Rim, Seligman AZ and Williams AZ will give you plenty of options for a good meal and Tusayan and the South Rim all have some great restaurant options as well.

Grand Canyon Tours near Kingman

Grand Canyon Railway Train Tickets

Grand Canyon Railway Train Tickets

Duration: 8 hours
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
from $124 on Viator

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Grand Canyon White Water Rafting

Grand Canyon White Water Rafting from Las Vegas

Duration: 15 hours
Rating: 5 out of 5
from $645 on Viator

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Lake Mead ATV Tour to the Colorado River

Lake Mead ATV Tour to the Colorado River

Duration: 6 hours
Rating: 4.8 out of 5
from $299 on Get your guide

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Grand Canyon West Tour

Private Tour of Grand Canyon West

Duration: 6-7 hours
Rating: 5 out of 5
from $189 on Viator

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