the Skywalk bridge at the Grand Canyon West Rim with views of the Colorado River below

Grand Canyon West Rim Airplane Tours

Soar over some of the world’s most famous and breathtaking natural landscapes aboard a Grand Canyon West Rim airplane tour. These world-class Grand Canyon airplane tours depart daily from both Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon West terminal. Experience aerial views of the canyon’s otherworldly landscapes or immerse yourself in the local culture and activities. Discover the best Grand Canyon West Rim airplane tour for you today.

Unique Attractions on West Rim Airplane Tours

The Grand Canyon West Rim attracts over 1 million visitors from around the world each year. This may seem like a lot, but the West Rim is actually less crowded than other areas of the canyon, yet it still features the majestic landscapes that characterize it as a Natural Wonder of the World. Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines’ world-class West Rim tours explore Grand Canyon landmarks like Eagle Point, Guano Point, the Colorado River, the Grand Canyon Skywalk, and more.

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West Rim airplane tours from Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines leave from two locations: Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon West Rim.

West Rim Airplane Tours Leaving from Las Vegas

The West Rim is the closest rim of the Grand Canyon to Las Vegas. Compared to the South Rim, the west side is about a 2-hour drive - or a half-hour flight - closer to Las Vegas. As a result, this rim is ideal for a quick day trip from Las Vegas. Each airplane tour also includes complimentary pick-up and drop-off from a select number of Las Vegas hotels Downtown and on the Strip.

GCSA offers a variety of airplane tours from Las Vegas. From a half-day aerial excursion soaring over the highlights of the Grand Canyon West to an 8-hour immersive experience that includes a helicopter ride, pontoon boat cruise, Skywalk pass, and ground exploration time.

Discover all the Grand Canyon airplane tours from Las Vegas

Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines plane over Grand CanyonHighlights over Grand Canyon

Soar across the expanse of the Mojave Desert to the Grand Canyon's West Rim in a first-rate aircraft. Sights of the Hoover Dam, the glittering waters of Lake Mead, and the Colorado River are just outside the cabin windows.

Duration: 4 hours
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Guests walking up to a Tent on top of a Grand Canyon cliff formation at Grand Canyon West RimGrand Canyon West Experience Landing Tour

Discover the mystique of the ancient Hualapai Tribe at the Grand Canyon West. You'll see the unique vistas on an exciting airplane tour, wander the canyon's edge on foot, or even visit the Native American Cultural Village.

Duration: 7 hours
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Guests standing on a steel and glass arch, far above the canyon floor. Eagle Point is behind them.Grand Canyon Skywalk Experience

With our Grand Canyon Skywalk Experience tour, walk on air and experience freedom like never before as you step onto the glass bridge extending out over the Canyon at 4,000 feet above the ground.

Duration: 7 hours
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Helicopter landing at the bottom of the Grand Canyon West Rim during Grand Voyager TourGrand Voyager Rim to River

Discover the most unique views of the canyon from the air, land, and water! Fly via airplane to the West Rim, where a helicopter will take passengers a mile down to the canyon floor for a boat ride down the Colorado River. Ample time is provided to see the canyon views from the rim, as well.

Duration: 7 hours
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Grand Canyon West Rim Skywalk river views

West Rim Airplane Tour FAQs

How much is the entrance fee to Grand Canyon West?

If you are not booking a tour through Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines, the minimum price to visit the West Rim is $47.74 per person.

With GCSA’s world-class airplane tours, access to the West Rim is already included. Plus, if you’re leaving from Las Vegas, you'll get to experience incredible aerial views of the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, the Colorado River, Grand Canyon West, and more. That's a price you just can't beat!

The cost of each airplane tour of the West Rim is listed online next the the booking location. With us, what you see is what you get. Our lowest prices are available online - taxes and fees included!

What is there to do at the West Rim of the Grand Canyon?

Grand Canyon West offers several exciting outdoor activities. 

  • Soar through the desert skies on an airplane or helicopter tour showcasing the highlights of Grand Canyon West
  • Walk 4,000 above the ground on the glass-bottomed Grand Canyon Skywalk bridge
  • Enjoy a 360-degree panoramic view of the canyon at Guano Point
  • Experience a cowboy gunfight at Hualapai Ranch
  • Descend thousands of feet to the canyon floor before embarking on a motorized pontoon boat trip of the Colorado River
  • Check out the fantastic eagle-shaped natural rock formation at Eagle Point lookout.
How far is the West Rim from Las Vegas?

Many people are surprised when they discover the Grand Canyon West Rim is just a couple hours from Las Vegas. At approximately 130 miles, this rim is the closest side of the Grand Canyon to Las Vegas. On average, the drive takes approximately two hours and an airplane flight takes just over half an hour.

Which days are airplane tours available?

Most of our airplane tours operate year round. However, some tours are seasonal, such as tours involving a lengthy raft duration or include an overnight stay at Bar 10 Ranch.