Are you planning a trip to Vegas? If so, you will want to schedule a Grand Canyon West Rim tour. This trip has been hailed by many Vegas vacationers as one of the most spectacular activities of their journey. If you love adventure and exploration, you will love to see the West Rim.
Some of the Key Attractions
When you go on a Grand Canyon West Rim tour you can see some key attractions that are one-of-a-kind. These sites include the following:
The Grand Canyon Skywalk
This glassed bridge is a must-see site for anyone who visits the West Rim. In fact, it usually is the main reason travelers go to this part of the Grand Canyon. The bridge, which features a 2.5-inch thick glass platform, hovers over a 720-foot drop into the canyon. However, don’t worry about the platform breaking, as it can hold up to 71 million tons – the equivalent to seventy 747 passenger jets.
The Skywalk is located at this site. Eagle Point is so-named because the rock formation in this part of the canyon looks like an eagle. Therefore, you will want to take photos of this site to share on Instagram and Facebook.
This part of the canyon offers spectacular canyon views. Dine at the edge at the popular Guano Deli. Enjoy a meal after taking a trek up along Highpoint Hike. You can see the canyon and the Colorado River from the top of the trail. Also, you won’t want to miss seeing the remnants of a historic tram that once spanned 8,800 feet into a guano mine.
This part of the rim is home to the Hualapai Native American Tribe. Not only can you witness Native American structures, you can also visit the gift shop, owned by the tribe, that sells original souvenirs and crafts.
The Zip Line
If you love thrills, you will get your fill when you soar 1,000 feet over the Canyon via a zip line. You can get an adrenaline rush, as well as view some amazing scenery.
Check with Grand Canyon Destinations about taking a Grand Canyon West Rim tour. Buses leave from Las Vegas daily and return the same day.