Grand Canyon West Airplane Tour

Grand Canyon West

Hualapai Indian Tribal Lands


DESCRIPTION

Grand Canyon West is part of the Hualapai American Indian Tribal Lands and is located two hours east of Las Vegas and about three hours west of Grand Canyon National Park. For a map of area Grand Canyon maps.

Although Grand Canyon West does not offer the dramatic vistas of the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, it is the only place where you can take a helicopter below the Rim. The West Rim has a more rustic feel of the Canyon including a culture American Indian experience. Grand Canyon tours include airplane flights, helicopters, boat rides and ATVs.

Tours to Grand Canyon West


FAST  FACTS

  

Visitation per year average

200,000 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 min

 
 

by helicopter

1 hour