Grand Canyon West Rim FAQs
Prepare for your trip to Grand Canyon West by reading our FAQs below. Here, you can find information about everything from our hours and shuttle service to what to pack for your stay.
For FAQs for Colorado River Rafting, go here.
WHAT IS GENERAL ADMISSION?
The General Admission ticket is your Day Pass to the Tourism Area of the Hualapai Indian Reservation known as Grand Canyon West. The Day Pass includes the use of our onsite Hop-On Hop-Off shuttle service for a self-guided tour of all points of interest at Grand Canyon West. Included in this package are the live performances, scenic viewpoints, cultural activities, and more.
DO I HAVE TO PURCHASE A GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET?
Every visitor to Grand Canyon West is required to purchase a General Admission ticket. Optional activities, such as Skywalk, helicopter/boat tours, Zip Line tours, and biking trails, can be purchased at an additional cost.
WHAT ARE YOUR HOURS OF OPERATION?
Grand Canyon West is open from 9:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m. daily. We are open every day of the year, including all major holidays. Last ticket is sold at 5:30 p.m. from March to November and varies as Days get longer or shorter going into and out of the summer. | EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 23: Grand Canyon West hours of operation will be from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. daily) Last ticket sold at 5:00 p.m. | Please be aware that Arizona does not observe Daylight Saving Time. Thus, during the winter months, Grand Canyon West is on Mountain Standard Time and is a full hour ahead of California and Nevada, which are on Pacific Standard Time. When DST is being observed, beginning in March, the time at Grand Canyon West is the same as the time in Las Vegas and California.
Hualapai River Runners depart from the Hualapai Lodge on Historic Route 66 at 8:00 a.m. Rafts operate from March to October. Cabins at Grand Canyon West check-in is open 24 hours, 7 days a week. Diamond Creek Restaurant is open Monday thru Friday 9:00am – 5:00 p.m. for pick-up only.
ARE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED?
If you are driving yourself to Grand Canyon West for the day, reservations are not required. Reservations are required for overnight stays (to ensure availability), rafting excursions, and tours that include transportation to Grand Canyon West.
IF I DRIVE TO GRAND CANYON WEST WITHOUT MAKING A RESERVATION, WILL I BE TURNED AWAY?
No, we do not limit the number of visitors to Grand Canyon West. However, the last tickets are printed two hours prior to closing.
HOW LONG SHOULD I PLAN ON BEING AT GRAND CANYON WEST?
We recommend that you arrive in time to spend at least three hours to fully experience Grand Canyon West. If you are in a hurry, it can be done in three.
DOES THE PRICE OF ADMISSION VARY?
The price of admission can vary based on the date selected to visit. Prices are subject to change without notice.
WHAT IS THE CANCELLATION POLICY?
Tickets are refundable up to twenty four (24) hours prior to arrival on original date selected. date changes are permitted and unused tickets are valid for one year from original date selected. Promotions and discounts cannot be combined with other offers. Tours and prices are subject to change without notice. Discounts only valid on General Admission, Skywalk, Zipline, Meal Tickets, White Water Rafting and select River Tours – not valid for any Aerial Tours. Discounts only valid on specific tours designated at the time of purchase. Cancellation policies apply to select tours and products. All tours and products are subject to Tribal tax and fees. Tours, prices, taxes and fees are subject to change without notice. Weather may affect availability of tours. Grand Canyon West is owned and operated by the Hualapai Tribe and reserves the right to deny entry. Tickets purchased on this site are for individual consumption only, and are not for resale. Any attempts at reselling tickets will be subject to penalty. For any questions, please call (888) 868-9378 or (928) 769-2636.
WHAT PAYMENT PROVIDERS DO YOU ACCEPT?
We are proud to accept these forms of payment at Grand Canyon West.
IS THERE AN ADDRESS I CAN PUT INTO MY GPS?
Grand Canyon West does not have a Postal Address. Most GPS systems will identify the Location by entering either “Grand Canyon West” or “Grand Canyon West Airport.” If the GPS tries to take you to Peach Springs then try updating your system. You can also use Lat. 35.987220 & Long. -113.820773 or Map Code AZ L7FN.7D.
For accurate directions, visit our Directions page.
WHERE IS THE NEAREST GAS STATION TO GRAND CANYON WEST?
There are 3 gas stations on Highway 93 coming from Vegas. There is a Chevron on the corner of Pearce Ferry Road and 93. There is a Gas Station in Dolan Springs on Pearce Ferry Road and a Chevron Station on Pearce Ferry Road about ½ mile north or Stockton Hill Road. You can also purchase gas at Grand Canyon West in an emergency. Simply ask at one of the Gift Shops.
WHERE IS THE NEAREST ACCOMMODATIONS TO GRAND CANYON WEST?
Guests book overnight accommodations at the Cabins at Grand Canyon West in one of our western-style cabins facing the Canyon. Each booking includes one General Admission ticket; additional General Admission tickets can be purchased at the time of check-in.
There is RV Parking available at the Hualapai Welcome Center. RV Parking costs $22/night; parking passes can be purchased at the Ticket Terminal or from security for arrivals after hours. Our RV Parking does not offer water or sewer hook-ups. RVs can only stay for a maximum of three nights.
WHERE IS THE NEAREST COMMERCIAL AIRPORT?
The nearest major commercial airport is McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, Nevada. Las Vegas is 2½-hour drive from Grand Canyon West (30-minute flight) or a three-hour drive from the Hualapai Lodge.
WHAT ARE THE HOURS OF OPERATION?
Grand Canyon West is open daily from 9am until Sundown, with the last entry at 6:00pm from Mid March thru October, and 5:00pm from November to March. Guests are not able to enter the West Rim after the last entry time.
IS GRAND CANYON WEST PART OF THE NATIONAL PARK?
Grand Canyon West is not part of the Grand Canyon National Park, located five hours away. Grand Canyon West is on the Hualapai Native American Reservation and is owned and operated by the Hualapai Tribe.
ARE PETS ALLOWED AT GRAND CANYON WEST?
Pets are not permitted on tours or allowed to be left in parked cars. Pet accommodations are available at the Hualapai Ranch (fee applies). Service animals are permitted on tours.
Pets are allowed in the Cabins at Grand Canyon West for overnight guests.
WHAT TRANSPORTATION IS AVAILABLE?
Grand Canyon west offers Hop On & Hop Off Shuttles within the site to explore Eagle Point, The Skywalk and Guano Point. Bus companies and tour partners out of Las Vegas do offer transportation to Grand Canyon West.
WHAT IS THE WEATHER LIKE AT GRAND CANYON WEST?
The weather is very similar to the weather in Las Vegas. It is approximately 10 degrees warmer in the spring and summer and 10 degrees cooler in the fall and winter.
IS THERE HIKING?
There is a moderate hike at Guano Point called “Highpoint Hike,” which has a beautiful panoramic view of the Canyon and Colorado River. There is also an easy hike down to the edge of the Canyon where you can see the remnants of an old guano mine.
There are also hiking trails available at Hualapai Ranch. To access the trails, guests must either have a General Admission ticket or be an overnight guest in our cabins.
IS THERE A GIFT SHOP?
The Grand Canyon West Terminal, Skywalk, Eagle Point, and Hualapai Ranch each offer gift shops where you can purchase Grand Canyon West and Skywalk memorabilia. Jewelry and other items crafted by Native American artisans are available at the Tribal Market located at Guano Point.
WILL I HAVE TO WALK A LOT?
You will not have to do a lot of walking. There are many areas where you can sit down at each point of interest and the hop-on hop-off shuttle can transport you between points quickly.
ARE THERE ANY RESTRICTIONS ON THE ACTIVITIES OFFERED AT THE HUALAPAI RANCH?
To ride the Zip Line you must be at least 4 ft. tall and weigh between 90 lbs. and 275 lbs. The Zip Line is open seasonally.
IS IT PROHIBITED TO SCATTER ASHES AT GRAND CANYON WEST?
Yes, the scattering of human remains is prohibited anywhere at Grand Canyon West, including Guano Point and Eagle Point.
ARE MASKS REQUIRED TO EXPERIENCE GRAND CANYON WEST?
Per CDC Guidance, fully vaccinated guests are NOT required to wear a mask while on-site at Grand Canyon West.
CAN I BRING FOOD AND BEVERAGES TO GRAND CANYON WEST?
Grand Canyon West offers a variety of meal options including vegetarian and gluten free options. Bringing outside food and beverages to Grand Canyon West is not permitted. Click here for more information on available options.
I WANT TO DRIVE MY OWN CAR TO THE SKYWALK. DO WE HAVE TO USE THE HOP-ON HOP-OFF SHUTTLE?
Transportation by private vehicle is not permitted at Grand Canyon West. We provide parking for your vehicle and hop-on, hop-off shuttle service to take you from point to point.
CAN CHILDREN WALK ON THE SKYWALK?
If children are old enough to walk on their own, they are permitted to walk on the Skywalk. Children 4 and younger are free to enter and do not require a General Admission or Skywalk ticket.
CAN I TAKE MY CELL PHONE/CAMERA ON THE SKYWALK?
We do not allow any personal items such as cell phone, cameras, purses, backpacks, etc. onto the Glass Bridge. We do provide a free locker for you to store your items while you are on the Skywalk.
HOW DO I GET PICTURES OF ME ON THE SKYWALK?
We have trained photographers on the Skywalk who will take your picture in a variety of poses if you choose. They will give you a card which you can turn in at the photo counter to retrieve the photos that were taken.
Photos can be purchased for $17 per print or $69 for a complete package of digital photos.
DO I HAVE TO GET MY PICTURE TAKEN BY YOUR PHOTOGRAPHERS?
If you would prefer to not have your picture taken you can simply walk out onto the Skywalk and enjoy the view. We allow you to take your time on your walk and ask only that you be mindful of those who do choose to have their pictures taken.
DO I HAVE TO BUY EVERY PHOTO THE PHOTOGRAPHERS TAKE?
No. You can choose as many of the photos as you like. They can be printed or placed on a data stick. Photos can be purchased for $17 per printed photo or $69 for all the digital photos.
IS THERE A WEIGHT LIMIT?
Yes, guests must weigh between 90 and 275 pounds to ride the Zip Line.
WHAT IS THE ZIP LINE CANCELLATION POLICY?
The Zip Line at Grand Canyon West has a no cancellation policy. All sales are final and non-refundable. Your ticket is good for the date purchased. In the event that The Zip Line at Grand Canyon West cancels operations due to weather our weather policy will prevail.
WHAT IS THE ZIP LINE WEATHER POLICY?
The Zip Line at Grand Canyon West will suspend operations in inclement weather. In the event of weather related cancellations made by The Zip Line at Grand Canyon West guests will be issued a refund or a 30 day rain check good for the full value of the reservation. The Zip Line at Grand Canyon West does not make cancellation decisions based on forecast, all decisions regarding weather will be made same day.