Grand Canyon West Rim
The West Rim generally refers to the Hualapai Indian Reservation (Grand Canyon West), which is located along the western portion of the Grand Canyon's South Rim. Grand Canyon West is home to the Skywalk, a glass bridge over the canyon’s rim and one of Grand Canyon’s most popular tourist attractions. The West Rim also makes up the Havasupai Indian Reservation and Havasu Falls, as well as Toroweap and Grand Canyon Parashant National Monument in the far western Grand Canyon along the North Rim.
The geology and landscape of the West Rim is dramatically different from that of the North and South Rim. The Rim itself has little or no forest, and the views although beautiful are not as dramatic as those inside Grand Canyon National Park. Due to its lower elevation, the West Rim is warmer than other parts of the Canyon, and has great weather in the cooler seasons. The summer on the other hand can be very hot, but it’s a great time to visit Havasu Falls or do the Grand Canyon’s only one-day whitewater rafting trip, a classic canyon adventure. Read the guide below to learn more.