One of the highlights in Grand Canyon West is the Hualapai Village. The authentic dwellings provide a real fun-filled real Western adventure, which includes gun fights, cattle drives, and cowboy games like axe throwing and horseshoes. You can even mount up for a horseback or wagon ride to the edge of the rim for a spectacular scenic view of the Grand Canyon.
At the Hualapai Village, you can shop at the Hualapai Market, tour an authentic re-creation of an Indian village, watch Native American dance performances, dine at eateries and cafés, and view the Grand Canyon and the Colorado River from 4,000 feet/1,200 meters above from the Grand Canyon Skywalk. You can also enjoy activities like river rafting or exploring the Grand Canyon Caverns, which are dry caverns created from lava and limestone. This is also the only place within the Grand Canyon where visitors can access the Colorado River at the bottom of the canyon on a helicopter. At the end of the day, relax on the cabin porch at the Hualapai Ranch and soak up a colorful sunset.
Review by Robert T, USA, May 2013
Doing what: Grand Canyon West Rim Day Trip by Coach, Helicopter and Boat with Optional Skywalk
The bus ride out and back to the canyon went very well. We opted for the helicopter and boat rides - a must do! We went to Eagle Point and Guano Point. Both of these are short (5 minute) bus rides from the previous drop off. Since we did the helicopter and boat rides, we did not have a lot of time to spend at each location, but you need to make sure to get to each of these locations. We had a total of 4 hours at the site. I wish we could have spent all day, but it is a long ride from Vegas, so time is limited. I recommend this tour.
Review by Jane T, May 2013
Doing what: Grand Canyon West Rim Combo: Luxury SUV, Helicopter and Boat
Excellent tour with a very knowledgeable and friendly driver, John.
Since time of pick up, this adventure was absolutely breath taking. Everyone was so friendly and the views are amazing!
Hualapai Village is located at the western Grand Canyon corridor about 120 miles/193 kilometers east of Las Vegas and about 72 miles/115 kilometers northwest of Kingman, Arizona. From Las Vegas, take Highway 93 southeast across Hoover Dam to Kingman.
At Kingman, take Stockton Hill Road to Pierce Ferry Road. Take Pierce Ferry North to Diamond Bar Road. Go east on Diamond Bar, which will end at the Grand Canyon West Airport. Here you can take the Park & Ride Shuttle to the Village and Skywalk.