grand canyon Half-Day West Rim Itinerary

Skywalk Adventure

Skywalk Adventure - ½ Day Grand Canyon West Itinerary

The Skywalk is a clear glass platform that extends out over Grand Canyon, giving you a breathtaking look straight down at the Colorado River thousands of feet below. Located on the Hualapai Indian Reservation, the Skywalk is closer to Las Vegas than other Grand Canyon destinations, making this self-guided itinerary the perfect fit for those staying on the west side of the canyon. More than just the Skywalk, Grand Canyon West also offers helicopter rides, restaurants, cultural demonstrations, gift shops and a zip line, making it a great place to explore Grand Canyon for half a day. This itinerary is best started from Las Vegas, NV or Kingman, AZ and will take you to Grand Canyon West (the Skywalk).  Read the full 1/2 day itinerary below.

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Self-Guided Itinerary Details

Grand Canyon's West Rim:

Grand Canyon West is a part of the Hualapai Indian Reservation and while it is a part of the Grand Canyon, it is not a part of Grand Canyon National Park. Located a convenient 2.5-hour drive from Las Vegas, this is a great option for people who want to see great views of Grand Canyon without driving all of the way to the national park.

  • There are many transportation options for Grand Canyon West including bus and helicopter. Your entrance ticket to the area will include a walk on the glass bottomed Skywalk with a thrilling view straight down to the Colorado River below your feet.
  • Once you’ve enjoyed the Skywalk you can plan the rest of the day as you’d like including eating at one of several restaurants, taking the shuttle bus to other scenic Grand Canyon views, learning more about the Hualapai people during a dance demonstration, or getting the thrill of flying 500 feet above the canyon floor on the zip line.

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Grand Canyon Skywalk Tickets

Duration: 30 minutes
Rating: 5 out of 5
from $59 on G.C. West

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One-Day Whitewater Rafting (Self-Drive)

Duration: 10-12 hours
Rating: 5 out of 5
from $325 on G.C. West

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West Rim Helicopter Flight and Landing

Duration: 30 minuter
Rating: 4.7 out of 5
from $230 on Papillon

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Grand Canyon West Rim Lodging

Location: Grand Canyon West Rim
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
from $60 a night

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