Trips to the Grand Canyon Rims (5 of 23)


Grand Canyon South Rim – Grand Canyon North Rim – Grand Canyon West The Grand Canyon can be visited from 3 different areas: the
South Rim, the North Rim and the West Rim Which vantage point should you see it from? That depends. The
South Rim is generally regarded as the “quintessential” Grand Canyon… Most first-time visitors to the Grand Canyon elect to see it from
this side. Not only is the South Rim open year-round… …but it offers the most in the way of visitor services, hotels, and activities. It’s also more easily accessible from most major Western cities. If you’re traveling
with children, the South Rim would be the way to go… …as there will be more for them to do here
than at the North Rim or West Rim. Grand Canyon North Rim was once referred to as “the connoisseur’s Grand Canyon.” This side of the Grand Canyon has a more intimate, quieter feel.
Perfect for couples, hikers or anyone else seeking to escape…. …the hustle and bustle of city life and
a chance to get back to Nature. Visitor services here are fewer in number and smaller in
scale. The primary activities are hiking and sightseeing. Also, the North Rim of the Grand Canyon is only open from mid-May through
mid-October. Autumn in particular is prime time to visit the North Rim. At 8,000′ the North Rim supports plant life that you won’t find
on the South Rim, such as aspen, birch and oak trees. During the 2nd and 3rd weeks of September, these trees put on a radiant
display of fall foliage, one of the most incredible sights in the world! The West Rim of the Grand Canyon is situated on Hualapai Indian
Tribal Lands. The West Rim, also known as “Grand Canyon West…” …is almost dead center between Las Vegas and Grand
Canyon South Rim as the crow flies. Open year-round, it’s about a 3-hour drive from Las
Vegas or Grand Canyon South Rim. It’s only been in development for about 15 years, but there
are sightseeing opportunities here you won’t find anywhere else. For example, at Grand Canyon West, you can get to the
bottom of the Grand Canyon and back in a day. Enjoy cultural performances by the Hualapai Tribe, or perhaps take a
trail ride or sit down to a cowboy cookout. If you’re visiting Las Vegas and have limited time for a
Grand Canyon excursion, consider a trip to Grand Canyon West. Visit our website www.GrandCanyon.com to learn more about tours such
as the Grand Voyager, Rim to River Expedition… …Indian Adventure Skywalk and 1-Day White Water Rafting Trip. From the South Rim, ask about the Colorado River
Adventure ***THIS TOUR IS NO LONGER OFFERED*** Another area of the Western Rim is Havasu Canyon. Home to the Havasupai
Indian Tribe, Havasu Canyon is famous for its spectacular blue-green waterfalls! But getting there isn’t easy. The only access to the
canyon floor is by foot, horseback or helicopter. The trailhead from the Canyon rim is located at
Hualapai Hilltop near Peach Springs Arizona. Overnight accommodations consist of a campground and a small lodge.
There’s also a cafe, general store and post office. All visitors are required to pay a $30/person entrance
fee and register with the tourism office. Lodging or camping is, of course, extra. Only a limited number
of people are allowed to visit Havasu Canyon each day… …which means that reservations should be made well
in advance. For more information visit www.havasupaitribe.com… …or call 928-448-2121 ***THIS NUMBER IS FREQUENTLY BUSY, PLEASE BE PERSISTENT!!!*** Or for more information on the exclusive Havasupai Heli-Hike Day Tour,
visit the Grand Canyon Tours section of our website… …and look for “Grand Canyon helicopter tours.” Or call the number on your screen. ***THE HAVASUPAI HELI-HIKE TOUR HAS BEEN INDEFINITELY SUSPENDED PER THE HAVASUPAI TRIBE***

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