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Happy Hump Day Friends!
I wanted to share a little bit about our one day Grand Canyon trip. I seriously did A TON of research beforehand. So many people said don’t do the grand canyon in one day and I’m with them with a caveat. If you’ve never seen Grand Canyon National Park, do not try to do it in one day. You’ll be super bummed and feel like you haven’t seen any of the park. But, if you’re like me and you’ve already seen Grand Canyon National Park, doing the west rim in one day was perfect and I highly recommend.
So let’s dive in. We rented a car in Las Vegas,but you don’t have to. There are tons of different companies that will take you from Vegas to the West Rim. The one I heard the most good things about was the Pink Adventure Tour.
We picked up our rental car bright and early and got on our way. The Vegas sign and Seven Magic Mountains are both on your way to the West Rim. You’ll also pass the Hoover Dam if you want to stop. It takes about 2.5 hours to get to the West Rim.
The West Rim of the Grand Canyon is owned and operated by the Hualapai tribe. When you enter the reservation, you must park and use the shuttle to get to the different look out spots.
Sky Walk is one of the biggest advertised attractions of the West Rim. It does offer seriously breath taking 360 degree views of the West Rim. However, It costs extra $$$ to go stand on it AND you can’t take any of your own pictures. You have to pay for the pictures taken on the Sky Walk. We decided not to walk on the Sky Walk. & honestly, I didn’t regret it. You can stand to the right and left of the Sky Walk and the views are beautiful and we got some great pictures.
Guano Point was my favorite part of our West Rim visit. It’s definitely the best place to do some hiking. The views were just beautiful.
A few words of wisdom: We visited the first week of May and it was HOT. Like 95+ degrees hot. Wear comfortable work out gear and shoes. Bring water. Plan on staying for 3-4 hours to see the entire park and all of the lookout spots.
I hope this guide was helpful if you’re thinking about traveling from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon for the day!