Grand Canyon West 3 Ultimate Natural Wonders

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Grand Canyon West

Grand Canyon West

Grand Canyon West, The ultimate western destination can be an easy, inspiring day trip or an epic immersion in nature and culture.

Here are three ways to experience the accessible wonders of Grand Canyon West.

With jaw-dropping views stretching to the horizon, the rich history and heritage of the Hualapai Tribe, and activities ranging from a superlative selfie moment to a multi-day rafting trip.

Grand Canyon West is the best way to experience the West’s premier natural wonder.

Just six hours from Los Angeles, four hours from Phoenix, and two hours from Las Vegas, it’s a destination in its own right or an easy add-on to many classic Western road trips.

Here are three trips for travelers of every taste. Pick one and go grand, grander,
or grandest!

3. Tips

GRAND: BUCKET LIST DAY TRIP
THE PLAN: SELFIE ON THE SKYWALK, BRAVE THE ZIPLINE, HELICOPTER BIRD’S EYE VIEW

You’re 4000 feet above the floor of the Grand Canyon, nothing between you but glass, and you couldn’t be happier.

That’s the thrill of the Skywalk, the horseshoe-shaped glass bridge you’ve likely seen on your Instagram feed, and just 2 hours from Vegas; it’s a thrill that tops the bright lights of the Strip.

Yes, it’s about having your mind blown by an amazing view of the Grand Canyon with that life-changing scale and unparalleled beauty.

And yes, it’s about taking a killer photo you’ll share on your socials.

But consider getting closer to the action on the Zip Line that speeds 40 miles per hour over a side canyon on Hualapai Ranch or splurge on a helicopter tour crowned with a pontoon ride on the Colorado River.

GRANDER: ADVENTURE IMMERSION
THE PLAN: HIKING AND RAFTING WITH HUALAPAI LODGE AS HOME BASE

If you have a little more time and want to go deeper into the Grand Canyon West experience, you should add at least an overnight stay in Peach Springs, Arizona.

Two hours east of the West Rim on historic Route 66, the town is the Hualapai Nation’s capital and a handy home base for active travelers who want to stay a day or more.

There’s no deeper an experience for travelers seeking a literal and figurative immersion into the Grand Canyon than a whitewater river rafting tour of the Colorado River guided by the Hualapai River Runners.

Yes, you’ll get all the bone-chilling, goosebump-inducing thrill of riding the rapids, but you’ll also learn the past and present traditions of the Hualapai first hand from
tribal members.

GRANDER: ADVENTURE IMMERSION
THE PLAN: HIKING AND RAFTING WITH HUALAPAI LODGE AS HOME BASE

If you have a little more time and want to go deeper into the Grand Canyon West experience, you should add at least an overnight stay in Peach Springs, Arizona.

Two hours east of the West Rim on historic Route 66, the town is the capital of the Hualapai Nation and a handy home base for active travelers who want to stay a day or more.

For travelers seeking a literal and figurative immersion into the Grand Canyon, there’s no deeper an experience than a whitewater river rafting tour of the Colorado River guided by the Hualapai River Runners.

Yes, you’ll get all the bone-chilling, goosebump-inducing thrill of riding the rapids, but you’ll also learn the past and present traditions of the Hualapai firsthand from tribal members.

 

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