- By kevin
- On Jul 11, 2018
- North America
- Travel Tips
Fast becoming one of the most talked-about destinations at the Grand Canyon,Grand Canyon West attracts about 700,000 visitors each year.Join us with our tour from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon,to book the tours on the Globerouter.com with discount price nowdays.The destination has become increasingly popular among Grand Canyon tourists since the March 2007 grand opening of the Grand Canyon Skywalk.This cantilevered glass-bottomed bridge is just 2½hours from Las Vegas and appeals to adrenaline seekers,Las Vegas daytrippers and regular folks alike.While not a part of Grand Canyon National Park,Grand Canyon West's visitors still experience stunning vistas,the Skywalk,Guano Point,Eagle Point,and Hualapai Ranch,all points of pride for the West Rim's operators,the Hualapai Native American Tribe.
Grand Canyon West is open to the public from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm daily from October through March,and from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm daily from April through September.It is open every day of the year including all major holidays.
Although Grand Canyon West is typically less crowded than the South Rim,one can expect a swell of visitors each day between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm.Most visitors stay about 3–4 hours,so be aware that the last ticket is sold 1½hours prior to closing time.
The best time of year to visit Grand Canyon West is late fall through spring,when daytime temperatures are pleasant,ranging from the mid-60s to the mid-90s,and generally under sunny conditions.Summertime temperatures can soar to well above 100°Fahrenheit,so standing in line for the shuttle or the Skywalk can be hot under the intense sun.
No matter when you visit,be sure to bring about a quart of water per person,a wide-brimmed hat,high SPF sunscreen,sunglasses and very light layers.