The Grand Canyon West Rim – How to visit from Las Vegas

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Which rim of the Grand Canyon is best for you? If you’re not sure we can run through your options:

If you’re visiting the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas check out the directions from Vegas to Hoover Dam which is literally on the way.

Las Vegas to Grand Canyon West Rim

After our visit to Hoover Dam, the route took us through Arizona’s 900-year-old Joshua Tree Forest. Who knew there’s a forest near Vegas!

Joshua Tree Forest

The hop-on/hop-off shuttle bus run continuously from the car park on a loop around the West Rim with four stop off points.

Getting around Grand Canyon West Rim

Layer upon layer of rich coloured strata stretched into the distance. Can you see the eagle with its outspread wings in Eagle Point rock formation below?

Eagle Point

It has a plexi-glass floor and extends 70 feet over the edge of the Canyon’s rim.

Grand Canyon West Rim Skywalk

It’s worth taking the short hike up to Pyramid Point for panoramic views of the canyon and the snaking Colorado River far down below.

Guano Point Viewpoint

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