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Grand Canyon West Rim Vacations


Welcome to Grand Canyon West Rim

Enjoy Native American Culture with Jaw-dropping Views!

DETOURS has had the pleasure of bringing people from all around the world to experience the awe-inspiring site that is the Grand Canyon! Everyone says you should visit the Grand Canyon at least once in your life. We say you should visit each rim of the Grand Canyon! For those planning to visit the West Rim, located in Peach Springs, Arizona, look no further! Of course, there is some critical information to know before heading out the door and straight to the canyon, especially when deciding which Grand Canyon vacation is for you. Being open every single day of the year – including holidays – it’s easy for one to get up and out to the West Rim for their vacation from Las Vegas. DETOURS is equipped to deliver, traverse, and inform you on all there is to know about this beautiful and unique side of the Grand Canyon.

Grand Canyon West Rim Vacations - Viewpoint


  • We drive so you can connect with friends and family
  • Stress-Free Vacation Planning!
  • Our travel experts maximize your time at the Grand Canyon
  • Pre-Planned Trips that are Ready to Book
  • With dozens of lookout points, we take you to the best photo spots
  • Day trips, multi-days and private tours available
  • Luxury transportation
  • All entry fees and taxes are included
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel
Peach Springs
07:0917:27 MST
Feels like: 71°F
Wind: 10mph SW
Humidity: 17%
Pressure: 30.02"Hg
UV index: 3

Explore the Possibilities

Scenic Spots & Activities

Welcome to the West Rim of the Grand Canyon! With so much to explore, you will soon find out why this Rim of the Canyon is so treasured. Of course, we have the world-renowned skywalk, where anyone can get a unique birds-eye view directly down into the canyon. The West Rim is also unique, as it belongs exclusively to the Hualapai Tribe. Guests will be delighted to know there is plenty of Native American culture to be shared and experienced while visiting! Last but not least, the West Rim provides some unique and awe-inspiring perspectives of the Grand Canyon you won’t find at the North or South Rim.

Breathtaking Views from Above
Helicopter Tours
Countless guests have expressed that taking the helicopter tour over the Grand Canyon has been one of the best decisions they ever made. The views of the park from ground level are breathtaking, so imagine what a birds-eye view would look like up close and personal. We can never express enough - if you have one chance to make it to the national park, make it count.
A sunrise that will leave you speechless
Overnight Stay
The sunrise at the Grand Canyon National Park is famous for some of the most breathtaking and phenomenal views this planet can offer us. Travelers come from all across the world just to view this Claude Oscar Monet-esque sight as the sun peeked over the horizon and shines down, shedding the light of red, orange, blue, and yellow from the skies above deep into the canyon, bouncing off the clouds. Words simply cannot capture its beauty.
Walk Along Bright Angel Trail
Bright Angel Trail
For those who can’t seem to stop adventuring, the Grand Canyon provides some of the best hiking experiences one can find. Albeit steep, long, and challenging this well rewarding hike provides dramatic and introspective views of the inner canyon. Halfway along this trail, one can discover the Indian Garden Campground as well as Plateau Point - one of the finest Inner Canyon viewpoints in the park. Grand Canyon South Rim vacations wouldn't be complete without a hike along this epic trail.
Climb the Desert View Watchtower
Must-See Lookouts
This 70-foot sky-high stone building on the South Rim is also known as the Indian Watchtower at Desert View. Designed by American architect Mary Colter with the intention of any other watchtower, this building provides an extra oomph to anyone’s view of its surroundings! Some of the best perspectives of the canyon can be seen from the top of this age-old structure.
Cozy up by the Fireplace
Hermits Rest
As the sun sets and the cool air washes over the elevated park, staying at night at one of the canyon’s many lodging options can bode as a very romantic getaway or simply just provide for one of the coziest nights you could ever spend on a vacation getaway. Keep warm, roast some marshmallows, and settle down without a worry in the world.
Ride the Rails to the Canyon
Grand Canyon Railway
To see Arizona’s rich history, the Grand Rails Express gives you an excellent perspective on the spectacular landscapes of the Grand Canyon, admire the craftsmanship of local and Navajo artisans, and best of all enjoy riding the Grand Canyon Railway itself! Ranging from 65 miles and 2 hours and 15 minutes each way, you’ll be sure to enjoy all the right views and ride the rails just like they did back in 1901.

Know Before Visiting

Ensure to check out the forecast of your desired dates before finalizing your vacation! The West Rim’s weather is very similar to the weather in Las Vegas. The weather during the Summertime lows reach the 90s while the highs reach over 100°. Winter season weather generally ranges between high 30s and 40s. Staying hydrated is always important to remember during your Grand Canyon West Rim vacation. Being separated from the Grand Canyon National Park and belonging to the Native Hualapai Tribe, the West Rim operates a little differently and is teaming with Native American culture. We know this goes without saying, but please be respectful when visiting.

Fun Facts

  • Unlike the South Rim, the West Rim isn’t a part of the Grand Canyon National Park. The West Rim belongs exclusively to the Hualapai Tribe!
  • The Skywalk is an engineering feat of strength – costing about $31 million! Designed to hold 100 pounds per square foot and is anchored 46 feet deep in the canyon’s rock wall. The glass bridge is also designed to withhold an 8.0 earthquake and 100 mile-per-hour windstorms.
  • The Skywalk commissioned by the Hualapai Indian tribe themselves, was unveiled on March 20, 2007. The skywalk opened to the general public 8 days later, on March 28, 2007.
  • The Guano Mines are often referred to as the Bat Cave mines, due to an abundance of bats! The mines contain quite a lot of Guano too, of course! Guests can get an outside look at the once bustling operation.

Grand Canyon the Way You Want

Grand Canyon West Rim Vacations & Tours

Luxury Private Tours

For those looking to make their West Rim vacation truly stand out, we recommend taking a fully customized, private tour with us!  Our expert travel planners meticulously craft your itinerary from the ground up, prioritizing whatever it is that you would like to see and experience. Of course, it wouldn’t be luxury without travelling in one of the custom DETOURS vehicles. Designed for comfort, while also ensuring you don’t miss an inch of that beautiful Southwestern scenery. Take your Grand Canyon West Rim vacation to the next level, with DETOURS!

Day Tours

Looking to explore the Grand Canyon, but only have a day to explore? DETOURS offers Grand Canyon West Rim Day Tours directly out of Las Vegas, Nevada! During the approximate four hours on the Hualapai Indian Nation, guests will be able to enjoy the natural environment, participate in some hiking, or even experience the world-famous Skywalk for an additional charge. Hiking trails include a short walk to Eagle Point and Guano Point overlooks. Explore the West Rim today!

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