West Rim Bus Tour Details
This motorcoach tour begins in Las Vegas and travels 3 hours from Vegas to Grand Canyon West. Along the way, you’ll drive through a stunning Joshua tree forest, and make a brief stop at the O’Callaghan-Tillman Bridge (the bridge across the Hoover Dam). At Grand Canyon West, you’ll enjoy a unique glimpse into the canyon itself from a perspective unavailable at the other Rims – perfect for distinctive photo opportunities. Visit both Eagle Point and Guano Point while you’re there. Afterwards, enjoy a light lunch at one of the local dining spots, then learn about native Hualapai culture at the Grand Canyon West Native American Tribal Park. There, you can roam traditional dwellings and take in tribal dances, then stop at the Hualapai market for a one-of-a-kind souvenir.
West Rim Bus Tour Major Highlights
Joshua tree forest: You’ll travel through a 900-year-old Joshua tree forest, and marvel at the distinctive shapes of these fascinating plants.
O’Callaghan-Tillman Bridge / Hoover Dam: Make a brief stop at this historic dam for a chance to snap some unbeatable photos of the dam and the waters below. Be sure to keep an eye out for the distinctive architectural features of the dam!
Grand Canyon West: The section of Grand Canyon not run by the National Park Service, Grand Canyon West features multiple sightseeing vantage points looking down into the Canyon and a variety of attractions organized around native Hualapai culture.
Is It the West Rim Bus Tour for You?
This tour is certainly an inclusive experience that offers an extended time at Grand Canyon West, but it does mean a lot of time spent on the road. The good part is that you’ll see fascinating sights along the way, and that you don’t have to drive yourself out to the canyon or deal with horrific parking. It’s also a very affordable tour, so it’s a great option for those looking for the informative guided tour experience but don’t have a huge budget for a helicopter tour.