- By kevin
- On May 3, 2018
- North America
- Travel Tips
Best places to visit in Grand Canyon in our travel guide shared with you. Book the Grand Canyon day trip from Las Vegas on the Globerouter.com website with great deals. The majority of the canyon's services and facilities – campgrounds, lodges, guided tours, etc. – are located on the popular South Rim. Because the Grand Canyon is a national park, be aware that there is an entrance fee.
Colorado River Rafting
To see the Grand Canyon from a different point of view, consider taking a rafting trip down the Colorado River. If you're not up for an adventurous whitewater experience, consider a daytrip with a company like Glen Canyon Float Trips, which offers half-day and full-day trips in the northeastern section of the canyon on calm waters.
If you're looking for a more intense daytrip, travel with Hualapai River Runners. This company takes passengers through the westernmost part of the canyon between Diamond Creek and Lake Mead where the river is rougher.
For a more extensive rafting trip, O.A.R.S, Canyon Explorations/Expeditions and Outdoors Unlimited all offer multi-day trips. However, because these companies only offer oar and paddle boat tours, you'll need to be confident in your rafting/paddling skills. If you'd rather not row or paddle yourself, Wilderness River Adventures offer motorized raft tours.
No matter which trip you take, make sure to pack a change of clothes, water and sunscreen. Schedules and prices depend on the company and the type of rafting experience offered.
Grand Canyon Skywalk
One of the more controversial additions to the Grand Canyon's surroundings, the Grand Canyon Skywalk is a large, semi-circular bridge with a transparent glass floors, allowing tourists to walk 70 feet out over the canyon and view the floor from a truly unique vantage point – 4,000 feet above. The Skywalk lies outside of the park on the grounds of the Hualapai Indian Tribe. Purists initially criticized the construction of the Skywalk, claiming it ruined the area's natural aesthetic. Still, the attraction has drawn thousands of visitors since opening in 2007.
The Skywalk is a long drive from both the South Rim and the North Rim, inconveniencing many wishing to stay near the Grand Canyon Village. Recent travelers warned a stop at the Skywalk is an all-day endeavor since it's a long distance from other points of interest (about four hours from the Grand Canyon Village). Other travelers noted that the Skywalk was both inconvenient and overpriced. To access the Hualapai Indian Reserve, visitors must purchase a package. The lowest-priced option that includes the Skywalk costs $82.37 for adults and $62.09 for kids. The Skywalk is open year-round: From April 1 to Aug. 31, it’s open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; from Sept. 1 to March 31, it's open from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.