Grand Canyon West Airplane Tour

Grand Canyon West

Hualapai Indian Tribal Lands


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



Visitation per year average

200,000 people



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