Grand Canyon West Fast Facts


Grand Canyon West Airbridge

Hualapai Indian Tribal Lands

DESCRIPTION

The Grand Canyon West lies amidst the Tribal Lands of the Hualapai Nation, about two hours east of Las Vegas and three hours west of the Grand Canyon National Park. See more at Grand Canyon maps.

The West Rim provides an exclusive opportunity not offered at the South Rim: a helicopter flight down to the canyon floor. This is the only area of the canyon that allows visitors to access the bottom of this magnificent landmark. The ambiance here is much more rustic than the bustling South Rim. The serene atmosphere surrounding the canyon views are utterly inspiring. You are also invited to explore the Native American cultural village and the ancient people that roamed this sacred land.

Grand Canyon tours include airplane flights, helicopters, boat rides and ATVs.

Tours to Grand Canyon West


FAST  FACTS

  

Average Yearly Visitation

600,000 people

 
 
 

Elevation

4,800 feet

1,463 meters

 

Rim to Floor Depth

3,800 feet

1,158 meters

 

Distance Across Gorge

2-3 miles

3-5 kilometers

 
 

 

Rim Temperature Average

95 F Summer

35 C Summer

 
 

55 F Winter

13 C Winter

 

Inner Gorge Temperature

108 F Summer

42 C Summer

 
 

60 F Winter

15 C Winter

 
 

 

Distance From Las Vegas

by car

3.5 hours

 
 

by airplane

45 minutes

 
 

by helicopter

1 hour