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A woman walking on the Grand Canyon West Skywalk
Photo by Ryan Ackerman of Grand Canyon West

Known as one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World, the Grand Canyon should be on everybody’s bucket list! This amazing natural formation is made up of red rock that reveals millions of years of geological history.

The Grand Canyon spans 10 miles/16 kilometers in Northern Arizona; it is a mile deep and it includes the Colorado River and other nature gems.

Overall, there are a plethora of things to do in and around the Grand Canyon and you could visit the West Rim like I did along with the South Rim, North Rim and Havasu Falls. I am so happy I got to visit and explore the West Rim and I cannot wait to show you why!

The Grand Canyon in Arizona

For my 29th birthday this past June 2020, I did a mini road trip with my mom and youngest brother that started and ended in Las Vegas, Nevada.

My road trip was a loop where I began at the Grand Canyon West Rim and then made my way to Sedona and Page, Arizona and then into Southern Utah.

I got to visit all of the amazing natural wonders and National Parks that the Southwest has to offer and it was such a dream seeing all of the places that have been on my bucket list for so long.

A woman enjoying views of the Grand Canyon West Rim at Guano Point

Overall, Grand Canyon West is located two hours from Las Vegas, so it makes for the perfect day trip or mini getaway from the city.

In this blog post, I am excited to share my favorite things to do at the Hualapai tribe’s Grand Canyon West located on the West Rim.

**My time at Grand Canyon West was a press trip through Grand Canyon Resort.


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Getting to Grand Canyon West:

Colorful rock formations at Grand Canyon

Like I mention above, I visited Grand Canyon West from Las Vegas, Nevada.

The reason why Las Vegas makes for a great city to travel to Grand Canyon West from is because it offers the largest international airport hub in the area (McCarran International Airport) and it is easier to rent a car from there.

The Skywalk at Grand Canyon with a rainbow
Photo by Grand Canyon West

From my personal experience, it is a lot easier to rent a car and drive to Grand Canyon West from Las Vegas. It’s nice to be able to take your time, rock out to your own playlist in the car and truly savor every moment at Grand Canyon West.

If you are in Las Vegas and want to see Grand Canyon West, but you don’t have access to a vehicle for any reason, there are bus tours you could take.

A family enjoy Grand Canyon West's Skywalk
Photo by Ryan Ackerman of Grand Canyon West

In addition to making a trip out to Grand Canyon West from Las Vegas, the second largest city nearby is Kingman, Arizona, which is located on America’s famous Route 66.

Just like Grand Canyon West, Kingman is also located in Mohave County, Arizona and it will be a 1.5-hour drive from each destination. There is an airport in Kingman, but it’s very small.

Where to Stay During a Trip to Grand Canyon West:

Views of the Colorado River at the bottom of the canyon

If you are planning to stay at Grand Canyon West, the Hualapai Lodge is the best place to get a good night’s rest.

Situated on the longest remaining stretch of the original historic Route 66, the Lodge is located in Peach Springs, Arizona. Unfortunately, Hualapai Lodge is currently closed through the remainder of 2020 due to the unfortunate situation going on in the world. Originally, I was supposed to stay at Hualapai Lodge, but instead, I continued on to my next destination, which was Sedona, from Grand Canyon West. (Sedona is a 4-hour drive from Grand Canyon West.)

Once the Lodge reopens, I totally recommend staying there!

The Grand Canyon West Rim in the evening
Photo by Grand Canyon West

During a future stay at Hualapai Lodge, you could enjoy all of the landscape around via whitewater rafting, hiking, fishing, hunting, stargazing and more.

The Lodge features 54 rooms that offer wonderful amenities, authentic Hualapai artwork, a gift shop where you could purchase tribal art and gifts as well as a family-style restaurant called Diamond Creek Restaurant.

Views of the Grand Canyon West Rim at Eagle Point

In addition to staying at Hualapai Lodge, you could also find accommodations in Kingman; Prescott, which is a 3.5-hour drive from Grand Canyon West; Flagstaff, which is also a 3.5-hour drive; Sedona or Las Vegas.

Things to know About Grand Canyon West:

A woman enjoying a beautiful day at Grand Canyon West

Grand Canyon West is located further from both the North and South Rim and it is owned and managed by the Hualapai Indian Reservation (pronounced as Wal lah pie), not the park service.

A general admission ticket to get into Grand Canyon West is $39 USD per person (not by vehicle like it is for National Parks) and it includes access to Eagle Point and Guano Point. There is a hop-on/hop-off shuttle service that is provided for you as well!

If you want to do the Skywalk, please note that it costs an extra $20 USD per person.

A woman sitting on the Grand Canyon Skywalk
Photo by Ryan Ackerman of Grand Canyon West

Even though it wasn’t open when I visited due to everything that was going on in the world, Grand Canyon West also has a Skywalk Café where you could grab a meal and enjoy the epic views of the canyon.

When you enter the park, you have the option to add a meal ticket, which is an additional $18 USD.

A family enjoying a road trip stop at Grand Canyon West Rim

(If you plan to visit the West Rim during the remainder of 2020, please click here to read about Grand Canyon West’s safety guidelines. From my own personal experience, I felt extremely safe at Grand Canyon West. When I first entered Grand Canyon West, I had my temperature taken. From there, the staff (who all wore masks) ensured all guests were practicing social distancing guidelines. It is now required that all guests wear a mask too when they are visiting and there are also hand sanitizer dispensers placed throughout. In addition, there are occupancy limits all throughout Grand Canyon West such as on the shuttles, in the restaurants, at the gift shops and everywhere else.)

Best Things to do at Grand Canyon West Rim:

A woman pointing down at the canyon she can see below her on the Skywalk
Photo by Ryan Ackerman of Grand Canyon West

Learn History at Eagle Point:

A woman pointing to Eagle Rock at Grand Canyon West

The first spot we visited during our trip to Grand Canyon West was Eagle Point. It was here where I first saw the Grand Canyon and I was AMAZED!

Throughout my 29 years of life, I always dreamt about visiting the Grand Canyon and seeing it with my own eyes. I learned about the Grand Canyon in school, through others and I always saw photos of it all over the Internet, through paintings and in books.

Not only is the Grand Canyon a Natural Wonder of the World, it is also one of the most spiritual places you will ever visit.

A woman enjoying views during her day at Grand Canyon West Rim

Not only could you admire breathtaking views of the canyon at Eagle Point, there is an actual rock that is shaped like an eagle!

Local legend has it that the Hualapai people once lived at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. An eagle flew down to warn them of a great flood that started in the present-day state of Colorado. As the eagle flew back up, it stayed near the top of the canyon to watch over the people. The flood happened, but the Hualapai were saved! Later on, the Eagle turned to stone where it remains to this day.

The Hualapai people will come to Eagle Point and pray to the eagle who sends their messages and prayers to loved ones who have passed on. Isn’t that an amazing story?!

A view of Eagle Rock at Grand Canyon West Rim

Also located at Eagle point is an amphitheater where you can watch talented Native American dances. Since Grand Canyon West is located on the Hualapai Indian Reservation, you can learn a lot about the tribe along with their customs and culture.

Hualapai means “People of the Tall Pines” and the reservation was established in 1883. The reservation now encompasses around one million acres along the Grand Canyon and Colorado River. The population of the Hualapai Reservation is over 1,600 people and over 1,300 are tribal members. The total tribal membership, including those who do not reside on the reservation are over 2,300.

Please note that there are no casinos on the Hualapai Reservation and the main economic activities are tourism, cattle ranching as well as arts and crafts.

A Hualapai tribal teepee at Grand Canyon West

At Eagle Point, you could purchase beautiful handcrafted jewelry and weavings made by the Hualapai tribe at Creations by Native Hands Gift Shop.

You could also take a self-guided tour through the Native American village and learn about local and regional tribal heritage and tradition. Not only could you learn more about the Hualapai, you could also educate yourself on the traditions and customs of the Navajo, Plains, Hopi and Havasupai tribes.

Take in the Views on the Skywalk:

A woman admiring the views on the Skywalk
Photo by Ryan Ackerman of Grand Canyon West

One of the top things you cannot miss out on when you visit Grand Canyon West Rim is the Skywalk! It is a 10-foot wide, U-shaped glass bridge that extends 70 feet out over the West Rim.

Since the Skywalk is made of glass, you could look and see 4,000 feet down to the canyon floor! The views are astonishing and I literally could’ve spent hours there admiring everything around me.

Overall, walking over the bridge at first could be a little overwhelming because you can see the canyon underneath you, but after a minute, you will get comfortable on the Skywalk and staff members will ensure you that it could hold up to 70 fully loaded 747 passenger jets.

Views of the Skywalk over the Grand Canyon West Rim
Photo by Grand Canyon West

Please note that when you do the Skywalk, you will need to walk through a metal detector for safety purposes and put on protective footwear (like what you see me wearing over my sandals in most of these photos) so that your shoes do not scratch the glass Skywalk.

In addition, you cannot bring your personal belongings with you such as cameras, cell phones, purses, wallets, etc. Everything will need to be stored in a locker before you walk onto the Skywalk. This is all for safety purposes!

Don’t worry though because there are photographers available on the Skywalk to take your photos for you! (Please note that you could purchase your photos for $16 USD per print or you could purchase a USB drive of all the photos taken of you for $69.90 USD.)

A family having fun on Grand Canyon West's Skywalk
Photo by Ryan Ackerman of Grand Canyon West

The Skywalk is recognized as an engineering marvel!

Construction of the Skywalk started in 2005 and it was completed in 2007. The beams of the Skywalk were designed to resist wind forces over 90mph as well as vibration effects and were anchored deep into the rock with large groups of drilled micro-piles.

A woman having fun on the Skywalk
Photo by Ryan Ackerman of Grand Canyon West

Overall, the Grand Canyon West’s Skywalk is such an incredible experience and it’s totally one of the most memorable things to do when you visit the West Rim.

I had so much fun taking photos there and being creative!

Enjoy the Most Dramatic Viewpoints at Guano Point:

Amazing views of the Grand Canyon and Colorado River

After enjoying the beauty on the Skywalk and learning about the Hualapai history at Eagle Point, we took the shuttle to Guano Point that features the most dramatic viewpoints of Grand Canyon West.

Colorful rocks of Grand Canyon's West Rim

During your time at Guano Point, you could do the “Highpoint Hike” where you could take in 360-degree views of the Grand Canyon.

There are also walking trails that will take you to overlooks where you could see miles upon miles of the canyon along with views of the Colorado River from below. What is so cool about looking at the Colorado River from these viewpoints is that it shows how deep the canyon really is! The Colorado River looks so small and narrow from above, but in reality, it spans up to four American football fields wide!

Guano Point at Grand Canyon West

In addition to the views at Guano Point, there is also history! During the 1930s, a person who was sailing along the Colorado River discovered a guano cave (guano is a type of fertilizer).

Later on, the U.S. Guano Corporation purchased the property and constructed a $3.5 million tramway system to extract the guano. In 1959, all of the cave’s resources were exhausted. Then, a U.S. Air Force fighter crashed into it and permanently disabled the cable system.

During your time at Guano Point, you could see the remnants of the historic tram that once stretched 8,800 feet across the canyon.

Views of the Colorado River from an overlook

Guano Point also has a café and there is also the Hualapai Tribal Market where you could purchase Native American jewelry and crafts. You will also see a lot of Hualapai people dressed up in traditional outfits.

Participate in some Epic Adventures:

Beautiful views of the colorful canyon in Arizona

Not only can you see the canyon, there are also so many great adventures you could partake in during your time at Grand Canyon West.

One of the top thrilling experiences at the Grand Canyon is whitewater rafting. The Hualapai River Runners offer 1, 2 and 5-day whitewater rafting tours along with motorized and paddle boat rentals for self-guided tours. (I did whitewater rafting at Yoho National Park in British Columbia, Canada and it was such a blast!)

A family making memories at Grand Canyon West
Photo by Ryan Ackerman of Grand Canyon West

Unfortunately, it is closed for the remainder of 2020, but when the New Year comes around, I highly recommend riding the sky at the Grand Canyon West’s Zip Line! On this adventure, you could enjoy 3,200 feet of fun! There are two runs and four lines per run! (I went zip lining during my time in Peru and it was one of the most epic adventures I’ve ever done!)

The Grand Canyon from an aerial tour - one of the best things to do
Photo by Grand Canyon West

Another amazing way to experience the Grand Canyon like never before is by taking a helicopter or aerial tour.

With this adventure, you have a choice of choosing to do the Helicopter Pontoon Tour for $207 USD that will last 1 full hour through the heart of the West Rim; the Flight of the Condor for $111 USD, which is a 20-minute flight above the rim; the Flight of the Eagle that is $179 USD and will take you on a 15-minute flight above the West Rim and lastly, the Grand Canyon Discover, which is also $179 USD that will take you 3,500 feet to the bottom of the canyon (the tour time for that is approximately 40 minutes).

No matter what you decide to choose, you will have a blast and be amazed!


A woman twirling on the Skywalk at Grand Canyon West Rim
Photo by Ryan Ackerman of Grand Canyon West

My time spent at Grand Canyon West with my mom and brother was one of the most memorable experiences I’ve had with them.

It was incredible being able to see the Grand Canyon for the first time and experience all of the wonderful things the West Rim has to offer. If you are doing a road trip through the Southwest of the United States, you definitely have to come to Grand Canyon West and experience everything I talked about above!

When it comes to apparel, you could pretty much wear anything (hey, I was wearing a skirt and sandals and still fully experienced everything I did). If you do plan to do one of the adventures, I recommend dressing appropriately for that such as wearing hiking boots, active clothing, swimwear, etc.

A woman enjoying her time on her Southwest road trip

I hope you all enjoyed reading about my time at Grand Canyon West and discovering all of the top things you could do at the West Rim.

If you have any questions about my time at Grand Canyon West, please email me at [email protected]

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  1. Kim Deer on July 9, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    This was such an amazing experience to see this breathtaking canyon ~ So glad I was able to see this with my 2 children and see the amazement on their faces when we first approached the canyon. The Skywalk was even more exciting, standing on glass and looking down at the depth of the Grand Canyon West! Something about being there made me feel so calm. The place is so serene and the views of the beautiful colored mountains are amazing ~ So glad I finally got to see this beautiful natural wonder. I have never seen anything so stunning as the rock formation of the Eagle on the side of the Canyon. Very cool! Hope you all have the chance to see this gorgeous Canyon someday. It is definitely one of the most beautiful places I have visited in my lifetime. Wow, that is all I can say, wow!!!!!!

    Great blog Taylor on this awesome Natural wonders of the World ~ So glad I was able to experience this with you and your brother ~ Love you, Mom xoxo <3

    • Taylor Deer on July 9, 2020 at 10:10 pm

      Thank you mom! Love you too. It sure was amazing! xoxo

  2. Nichole on July 10, 2020 at 7:48 pm

    Your photos are amazing!! I cannot wait to visit the Grand Canyon, and I’ll definitely be using this guide to plan my trip!

    • Taylor Deer on July 12, 2020 at 12:22 am

      Thank you so much Nichole! You will totally love it. 🙂

  3. Kelly on July 10, 2020 at 7:59 pm

    It’s been such a long time since I’ve been to the Grand Canyon, the skywalk looks pretty cool!

    • Taylor Deer on July 11, 2020 at 11:58 pm

      Yes, it is located at the West Rim. Totally worth it! 🙂

  4. Elena Pappalardo on July 10, 2020 at 9:12 pm

    OMG, Taylor! Grand Canyon West Rim looks so EPIC!! I’m in love with all of your pictures. I also had no idea that they (will) offer ziplining, what an amazing experience that would be! Whitewater rafting sounds amazing as well! Hope we can do an adventure trip together somewhere one day!

    • Taylor Deer on July 11, 2020 at 11:59 pm

      It really was Elena! I loved being there. Also, yes, an adventure trip would be so much fun! 🙂

  5. Emma on July 10, 2020 at 9:28 pm

    I’ve wanted to go to the Grand Canyon for so long but this just looks even more epic than I imagined. I agree about driving. I hate feeling rushed so would much prefer to drive and stop stop the way

    • Taylor Deer on July 11, 2020 at 11:59 pm

      Ah yes, you would love it there Emma! Also, totally for driving! 🙂

  6. Danielle on July 10, 2020 at 10:02 pm

    Wow this is great – I’ve been here briefly on a last minute escape from Las Vages as you mentioned but will need to go back for sure !!

    • Taylor Deer on July 12, 2020 at 12:21 am

      Thank you Danielle and yes, it makes for a great day trip or mini getaway from Las Vegas. 🙂

  7. Devin Held on July 10, 2020 at 10:14 pm

    You seriously got so many amazing photos on this trip! The sky walk looks so unreal! I’ve really been meaning to plan a trip out to the Grand Canyon. This is an awesome list of things to do – I’m definitely going to save it for my cross America road trip I hope to plan soon.

    • Taylor Deer on July 12, 2020 at 12:21 am

      Thank you so much Devin! It is seriously so amazing to see in person! Your cross country road trip sounds incredible. 🙂

  8. Jackie on July 10, 2020 at 10:17 pm

    The West Rim sounds like such a fun experience! I visited the south rim in January and enjoyed it, but I’d love to see it from this side. It sounds like the perfect location to add on to a Cegas trip as well!

    • Taylor Deer on July 12, 2020 at 12:00 am

      It really was Jackie! You totally have to go if you’re in Vegas. 🙂

  9. Shelley on July 10, 2020 at 10:56 pm

    THESE PHOTOS!!! The Grand Canyon is so beautiful… I can’t wait to see it from the Skywalk one day soon. Pinning & saving this post for when I next visit.

    • Taylor Deer on July 12, 2020 at 12:01 am

      Thank you so much Shelley! It really is such an epic place. 🙂

  10. Ruth on July 11, 2020 at 12:30 am

    I have only seen the Grand Canyon from here (never been to the National Park). We went on an excursion from Vegas. It was a long day but we had a lot of fun. I would do it again. I also want to explore more of the area.

    • Taylor Deer on July 12, 2020 at 12:01 am

      That is so awesome! I know most people usually visit the South Rim, which is the National Park, but I LOVED the West Rim. 🙂

  11. Aimee Horgan on July 11, 2020 at 1:00 am

    Oh I love your photos – so stunning. Haven’t been to the Grand Canyon in years, will save this post for when I can eventually return.

    • Taylor Deer on July 12, 2020 at 12:19 am

      Thank you so much Aimee! It is such an incredible wonder. 🙂

  12. Fiona on July 11, 2020 at 1:46 am

    Oh my gosh! I could never do the skywalk!!! As I’m sure it is with everyone, the Grand Canyon is on top of my bucket list! Can’t wait to make it one day. Thank you for sharing your tips.

    • Taylor Deer on July 12, 2020 at 12:19 am

      The Skywalk was so awesome! It isn’t scary at all lol. You will totally be amazed when you eventually go. 🙂

  13. Curls en Route on July 11, 2020 at 4:11 am

    Wow that was veryy thorough! I can’t wait to visit as soon as I’m able to go to the US 🙂

    • Taylor Deer on July 12, 2020 at 12:18 am

      Thank you so much Nadine! You would love it. 🙂

  14. Jaime on July 11, 2020 at 6:59 am

    This is absolutely bucket list stuff! Can’t wait to visit here!! 😍

    • Taylor Deer on July 12, 2020 at 12:18 am

      Yes, it is so epic Jaime! 🙂

  15. roshni on July 11, 2020 at 8:06 am

    Wow I love that there is a glass walkway, I always thought you had to hike to get great views but clearly not!!

    • Taylor Deer on July 12, 2020 at 12:18 am

      Yes, it’s so awesome! You could hike into the Grand Canyon, but all the views are accessible for anyone. 🙂

  16. Suvarna Arora on July 11, 2020 at 8:44 am

    This place is so epic and I love all your pictures especially that moon picture. I would love to visit here someday. NP always excite me.

    • Taylor Deer on July 12, 2020 at 12:10 am

      Thank you so much Suvarna! It is absolutely gorgeous there. 🙂

  17. Margie on July 11, 2020 at 11:10 am

    Just visited the East and South Rim, but would love to check out the West. Thanks for the review of your experience!

    • Taylor Deer on July 12, 2020 at 12:17 am

      Yes, you totally have to and I’m glad you found it helpful. 🙂

  18. Natalia Hasenkampf on July 11, 2020 at 12:18 pm

    Omg the glass bridge is just epic Taylor! I would love to walk there! Love all the information you shared about this place. Super helpful! Cannot wait to go there myself one day!

    • Taylor Deer on July 12, 2020 at 12:16 am

      Yes, it was amazing Talia! You would love it! 🙂

  19. Sophie on July 11, 2020 at 12:49 pm

    I’ve never been to the Grand Canyon but would LOVE to visit. The skywalk looks incredible, I actually had no idea it existed. I’d love to do a helicopter ride too, what an amazing way to experience this natural wonder!

    • Taylor Deer on July 12, 2020 at 12:03 am

      It is so incredible Sophie! You would LOVE it! Also, the Skywalk is such a blast and I would love to do the helicopter ride at some point when I revisit. 🙂

  20. Deer Traveler on July 11, 2020 at 1:58 pm

    The Grand Canyon looks amazing! It would be great to visit this amazing place. It is actually our plan to visit this location during our first visit to the US 🙂

    • Taylor Deer on July 12, 2020 at 12:04 am

      It really is incredible! You guys are going to love it when you come here. 🙂

  21. Alexandra on July 11, 2020 at 2:41 pm

    These photos are SO EPIC! I am so glad that you got to experience this, especially with your mom/family! What a special memory. It’s been three years since I’ve visited the Grand Canyon, but when I go back I am definitely going to do the Skywalk!!

    • Taylor Deer on July 12, 2020 at 12:04 am

      Thank you so much Alex! You totally have to revisit and go to the West Rim to do the Skywalk. It is awesome 🙂

  22. Diedre in Wanderland on July 11, 2020 at 4:10 pm

    Oooo I didn’t know there was a skywalk! I appreciate that you focused on one section for the Grand Canyon…I got a lot more value and info from this. Thanks!

    • Taylor Deer on July 12, 2020 at 12:16 am

      Ah I’m so glad to hear that Diedre! It was such an amazing day. 🙂

  23. Christina on July 11, 2020 at 4:55 pm

    I have been dying to go to the Grand Canyon! Especially since Covid hit and we can’t fly overseas I would love to do a road trip to here. Pinning for future use. Thanks 🙂

    • Taylor Deer on July 12, 2020 at 12:05 am

      You would love it Christina! I hope you could travel here in the near future. 🙂

  24. Cassie Bailey on July 11, 2020 at 5:15 pm

    You always seem like so much fun to travel with. You find beautiful spots and wow, your photos!

    • Taylor Deer on July 12, 2020 at 12:06 am

      Ah thank you Cassie! I like to imagine that I’m fun to travel with. 🙂

  25. Alanna Koritzke on July 11, 2020 at 5:34 pm

    This is an awesome post! That skywalk looks kind of stressful but the photos came out great so it’s probably worth it! Plus how many times can you say you walked on a bridge like that. Love it.

    • Taylor Deer on July 12, 2020 at 12:15 am

      Thank you so much Alanna! It really was so epic! I had such a blast! 🙂

  26. Lavi on July 11, 2020 at 6:42 pm

    I can’t believe I didn’t know there was a west rim of the Grand Canyon to explore! I would love to see this in real life, I’ve only been to the South Rim. Those Skywalk photos are stunning!

    • Taylor Deer on July 12, 2020 at 12:15 am

      Yes, it’s the closest to Las Vegas. Totally worth going to and the Skywalk is so much fun. 🙂

  27. Jen Ambrose on July 11, 2020 at 7:57 pm

    We were supposed to visit the Grand Canyon this summer! Here’s hoping it happens next year 🙂 I would love to go rafting there!

    • Taylor Deer on July 12, 2020 at 12:14 am

      Ah yes, I truly hope you get to go next year. It really is incredible. 🙂

  28. Shay on July 11, 2020 at 8:11 pm

    Love love love your photos! Pictures of the Grand Canyon never cease to amaze me. I’m *hopefully* visiting the Grand Canyon soon, but we’ll be coming in from a different direction, which is a bummer because I’d love to see the skywalk!

    • Taylor Deer on July 12, 2020 at 12:08 am

      Thank you so much Shay! The Grand Canyon really is a site to see. It is incredible!!! Also, that is a bummer, but I did hear the South Rim is really cool to see too as well as the North Rim and Havasu Falls. 🙂

  29. Kirsten Wendlandt on July 11, 2020 at 8:25 pm

    So beautiful hun! I’ve always wanted to visit the Grand Canyon but I haven’t had the opportunity to visit yet. You’ve definitely made me bump it higher on the list!

    • Taylor Deer on July 12, 2020 at 12:14 am

      Thank you so much Kirsten! You would love the Grand Canyon. It’s so amazing! 🙂

  30. Helena on July 11, 2020 at 10:22 pm

    Your photos are amazing!! I went to the Grand Canyon as a kid but have always wanted to go back on my own and do my own trip, this gives me so many great ideas!

    • Taylor Deer on July 12, 2020 at 12:09 am

      Thank you so much Helena! That is awesome. It really is such an epic place! 🙂

  31. Portia Jones on July 12, 2020 at 12:49 pm

    I always really enjoy your articles, your pics are always superb. I really want to get back to the states in the future, especially the Grand Canyon. I have been to the Grand Canyon twice before but there is still soooo much to see. x

    • Taylor Deer on July 12, 2020 at 1:15 pm

      Thank you so much Portia! That means a lot to me. 🙂 The Grand Canyon is so amazing. There is still so much more I have to see myself.

  32. Teresa on July 15, 2020 at 7:27 pm

    This place looks epic! It’s been on my list for so long . I can’t wait to visit 🙂

    • Taylor Deer on July 15, 2020 at 7:29 pm

      It really is Teresa! I loved it so much. You totally have to go. 🙂

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A woman walking on the Grand Canyon West Skywalk
Photo by Ryan Ackerman of Grand Canyon West

Known as one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World, the Grand Canyon should be on everybody’s bucket list! This amazing natural formation is made up of red rock that reveals millions of years of geological history.

The Grand Canyon spans 10 miles/16 kilometers in Northern Arizona; it is a mile deep and it includes the Colorado River and other nature gems.

Overall, there are a plethora of things to do in and around the Grand Canyon and you could visit the West Rim like I did along with the South Rim, North Rim and Havasu Falls. I am so happy I got to visit and explore the West Rim and I cannot wait to show you why!

The Grand Canyon in Arizona

For my 29th birthday this past June 2020, I did a mini road trip with my mom and youngest brother that started and ended in Las Vegas, Nevada.

My road trip was a loop where I began at the Grand Canyon West Rim and then made my way to Sedona and Page, Arizona and then into Southern Utah.

I got to visit all of the amazing natural wonders and National Parks that the Southwest has to offer and it was such a dream seeing all of the places that have been on my bucket list for so long.

A woman enjoying views of the Grand Canyon West Rim at Guano Point

Overall, Grand Canyon West is located two hours from Las Vegas, so it makes for the perfect day trip or mini getaway from the city.

In this blog post, I am excited to share my favorite things to do at the Hualapai tribe’s Grand Canyon West located on the West Rim.

**My time at Grand Canyon West was a press trip through Grand Canyon Resort.


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Getting to Grand Canyon West:

Colorful rock formations at Grand Canyon

Like I mention above, I visited Grand Canyon West from Las Vegas, Nevada.

The reason why Las Vegas makes for a great city to travel to Grand Canyon West from is because it offers the largest international airport hub in the area (McCarran International Airport) and it is easier to rent a car from there.

The Skywalk at Grand Canyon with a rainbow
Photo by Grand Canyon West

From my personal experience, it is a lot easier to rent a car and drive to Grand Canyon West from Las Vegas. It’s nice to be able to take your time, rock out to your own playlist in the car and truly savor every moment at Grand Canyon West.

If you are in Las Vegas and want to see Grand Canyon West, but you don’t have access to a vehicle for any reason, there are bus tours you could take.

A family enjoy Grand Canyon West's Skywalk
Photo by Ryan Ackerman of Grand Canyon West

In addition to making a trip out to Grand Canyon West from Las Vegas, the second largest city nearby is Kingman, Arizona, which is located on America’s famous Route 66.

Just like Grand Canyon West, Kingman is also located in Mohave County, Arizona and it will be a 1.5-hour drive from each destination. There is an airport in Kingman, but it’s very small.

Where to Stay During a Trip to Grand Canyon West:

Views of the Colorado River at the bottom of the canyon

If you are planning to stay at Grand Canyon West, the Hualapai Lodge is the best place to get a good night’s rest.

Situated on the longest remaining stretch of the original historic Route 66, the Lodge is located in Peach Springs, Arizona. Unfortunately, Hualapai Lodge is currently closed through the remainder of 2020 due to the unfortunate situation going on in the world. Originally, I was supposed to stay at Hualapai Lodge, but instead, I continued on to my next destination, which was Sedona, from Grand Canyon West. (Sedona is a 4-hour drive from Grand Canyon West.)

Once the Lodge reopens, I totally recommend staying there!

The Grand Canyon West Rim in the evening
Photo by Grand Canyon West

During a future stay at Hualapai Lodge, you could enjoy all of the landscape around via whitewater rafting, hiking, fishing, hunting, stargazing and more.

The Lodge features 54 rooms that offer wonderful amenities, authentic Hualapai artwork, a gift shop where you could purchase tribal art and gifts as well as a family-style restaurant called Diamond Creek Restaurant.

Views of the Grand Canyon West Rim at Eagle Point

In addition to staying at Hualapai Lodge, you could also find accommodations in Kingman; Prescott, which is a 3.5-hour drive from Grand Canyon West; Flagstaff, which is also a 3.5-hour drive; Sedona or Las Vegas.

Things to know About Grand Canyon West:

A woman enjoying a beautiful day at Grand Canyon West

Grand Canyon West is located further from both the North and South Rim and it is owned and managed by the Hualapai Indian Reservation (pronounced as Wal lah pie), not the park service.

A general admission ticket to get into Grand Canyon West is $39 USD per person (not by vehicle like it is for National Parks) and it includes access to Eagle Point and Guano Point. There is a hop-on/hop-off shuttle service that is provided for you as well!

If you want to do the Skywalk, please note that it costs an extra $20 USD per person.

A woman sitting on the Grand Canyon Skywalk
Photo by Ryan Ackerman of Grand Canyon West

Even though it wasn’t open when I visited due to everything that was going on in the world, Grand Canyon West also has a Skywalk Café where you could grab a meal and enjoy the epic views of the canyon.

When you enter the park, you have the option to add a meal ticket, which is an additional $18 USD.

A family enjoying a road trip stop at Grand Canyon West Rim

(If you plan to visit the West Rim during the remainder of 2020, please click here to read about Grand Canyon West’s safety guidelines. From my own personal experience, I felt extremely safe at Grand Canyon West. When I first entered Grand Canyon West, I had my temperature taken. From there, the staff (who all wore masks) ensured all guests were practicing social distancing guidelines. It is now required that all guests wear a mask too when they are visiting and there are also hand sanitizer dispensers placed throughout. In addition, there are occupancy limits all throughout Grand Canyon West such as on the shuttles, in the restaurants, at the gift shops and everywhere else.)

Best Things to do at Grand Canyon West Rim:

A woman pointing down at the canyon she can see below her on the Skywalk
Photo by Ryan Ackerman of Grand Canyon West

Learn History at Eagle Point:

A woman pointing to Eagle Rock at Grand Canyon West

The first spot we visited during our trip to Grand Canyon West was Eagle Point. It was here where I first saw the Grand Canyon and I was AMAZED!

Throughout my 29 years of life, I always dreamt about visiting the Grand Canyon and seeing it with my own eyes. I learned about the Grand Canyon in school, through others and I always saw photos of it all over the Internet, through paintings and in books.

Not only is the Grand Canyon a Natural Wonder of the World, it is also one of the most spiritual places you will ever visit.

A woman enjoying views during her day at Grand Canyon West Rim

Not only could you admire breathtaking views of the canyon at Eagle Point, there is an actual rock that is shaped like an eagle!

Local legend has it that the Hualapai people once lived at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. An eagle flew down to warn them of a great flood that started in the present-day state of Colorado. As the eagle flew back up, it stayed near the top of the canyon to watch over the people. The flood happened, but the Hualapai were saved! Later on, the Eagle turned to stone where it remains to this day.

The Hualapai people will come to Eagle Point and pray to the eagle who sends their messages and prayers to loved ones who have passed on. Isn’t that an amazing story?!

A view of Eagle Rock at Grand Canyon West Rim

Also located at Eagle point is an amphitheater where you can watch talented Native American dances. Since Grand Canyon West is located on the Hualapai Indian Reservation, you can learn a lot about the tribe along with their customs and culture.

Hualapai means “People of the Tall Pines” and the reservation was established in 1883. The reservation now encompasses around one million acres along the Grand Canyon and Colorado River. The population of the Hualapai Reservation is over 1,600 people and over 1,300 are tribal members. The total tribal membership, including those who do not reside on the reservation are over 2,300.

Please note that there are no casinos on the Hualapai Reservation and the main economic activities are tourism, cattle ranching as well as arts and crafts.

A Hualapai tribal teepee at Grand Canyon West

At Eagle Point, you could purchase beautiful handcrafted jewelry and weavings made by the Hualapai tribe at Creations by Native Hands Gift Shop.

You could also take a self-guided tour through the Native American village and learn about local and regional tribal heritage and tradition. Not only could you learn more about the Hualapai, you could also educate yourself on the traditions and customs of the Navajo, Plains, Hopi and Havasupai tribes.

Take in the Views on the Skywalk:

A woman admiring the views on the Skywalk
Photo by Ryan Ackerman of Grand Canyon West

One of the top things you cannot miss out on when you visit Grand Canyon West Rim is the Skywalk! It is a 10-foot wide, U-shaped glass bridge that extends 70 feet out over the West Rim.

Since the Skywalk is made of glass, you could look and see 4,000 feet down to the canyon floor! The views are astonishing and I literally could’ve spent hours there admiring everything around me.

Overall, walking over the bridge at first could be a little overwhelming because you can see the canyon underneath you, but after a minute, you will get comfortable on the Skywalk and staff members will ensure you that it could hold up to 70 fully loaded 747 passenger jets.

Views of the Skywalk over the Grand Canyon West Rim
Photo by Grand Canyon West

Please note that when you do the Skywalk, you will need to walk through a metal detector for safety purposes and put on protective footwear (like what you see me wearing over my sandals in most of these photos) so that your shoes do not scratch the glass Skywalk.

In addition, you cannot bring your personal belongings with you such as cameras, cell phones, purses, wallets, etc. Everything will need to be stored in a locker before you walk onto the Skywalk. This is all for safety purposes!

Don’t worry though because there are photographers available on the Skywalk to take your photos for you! (Please note that you could purchase your photos for $16 USD per print or you could purchase a USB drive of all the photos taken of you for $69.90 USD.)

A family having fun on Grand Canyon West's Skywalk
Photo by Ryan Ackerman of Grand Canyon West

The Skywalk is recognized as an engineering marvel!

Construction of the Skywalk started in 2005 and it was completed in 2007. The beams of the Skywalk were designed to resist wind forces over 90mph as well as vibration effects and were anchored deep into the rock with large groups of drilled micro-piles.

A woman having fun on the Skywalk
Photo by Ryan Ackerman of Grand Canyon West

Overall, the Grand Canyon West’s Skywalk is such an incredible experience and it’s totally one of the most memorable things to do when you visit the West Rim.

I had so much fun taking photos there and being creative!

Enjoy the Most Dramatic Viewpoints at Guano Point:

Amazing views of the Grand Canyon and Colorado River

After enjoying the beauty on the Skywalk and learning about the Hualapai history at Eagle Point, we took the shuttle to Guano Point that features the most dramatic viewpoints of Grand Canyon West.

Colorful rocks of Grand Canyon's West Rim

During your time at Guano Point, you could do the “Highpoint Hike” where you could take in 360-degree views of the Grand Canyon.

There are also walking trails that will take you to overlooks where you could see miles upon miles of the canyon along with views of the Colorado River from below. What is so cool about looking at the Colorado River from these viewpoints is that it shows how deep the canyon really is! The Colorado River looks so small and narrow from above, but in reality, it spans up to four American football fields wide!

Guano Point at Grand Canyon West

In addition to the views at Guano Point, there is also history! During the 1930s, a person who was sailing along the Colorado River discovered a guano cave (guano is a type of fertilizer).

Later on, the U.S. Guano Corporation purchased the property and constructed a $3.5 million tramway system to extract the guano. In 1959, all of the cave’s resources were exhausted. Then, a U.S. Air Force fighter crashed into it and permanently disabled the cable system.

During your time at Guano Point, you could see the remnants of the historic tram that once stretched 8,800 feet across the canyon.

Views of the Colorado River from an overlook

Guano Point also has a café and there is also the Hualapai Tribal Market where you could purchase Native American jewelry and crafts. You will also see a lot of Hualapai people dressed up in traditional outfits.

Participate in some Epic Adventures:

Beautiful views of the colorful canyon in Arizona

Not only can you see the canyon, there are also so many great adventures you could partake in during your time at Grand Canyon West.

One of the top thrilling experiences at the Grand Canyon is whitewater rafting. The Hualapai River Runners offer 1, 2 and 5-day whitewater rafting tours along with motorized and paddle boat rentals for self-guided tours. (I did whitewater rafting at Yoho National Park in British Columbia, Canada and it was such a blast!)

A family making memories at Grand Canyon West
Photo by Ryan Ackerman of Grand Canyon West

Unfortunately, it is closed for the remainder of 2020, but when the New Year comes around, I highly recommend riding the sky at the Grand Canyon West’s Zip Line! On this adventure, you could enjoy 3,200 feet of fun! There are two runs and four lines per run! (I went zip lining during my time in Peru and it was one of the most epic adventures I’ve ever done!)

The Grand Canyon from an aerial tour - one of the best things to do
Photo by Grand Canyon West

Another amazing way to experience the Grand Canyon like never before is by taking a helicopter or aerial tour.

With this adventure, you have a choice of choosing to do the Helicopter Pontoon Tour for $207 USD that will last 1 full hour through the heart of the West Rim; the Flight of the Condor for $111 USD, which is a 20-minute flight above the rim; the Flight of the Eagle that is $179 USD and will take you on a 15-minute flight above the West Rim and lastly, the Grand Canyon Discover, which is also $179 USD that will take you 3,500 feet to the bottom of the canyon (the tour time for that is approximately 40 minutes).

No matter what you decide to choose, you will have a blast and be amazed!


A woman twirling on the Skywalk at Grand Canyon West Rim
Photo by Ryan Ackerman of Grand Canyon West

My time spent at Grand Canyon West with my mom and brother was one of the most memorable experiences I’ve had with them.

It was incredible being able to see the Grand Canyon for the first time and experience all of the wonderful things the West Rim has to offer. If you are doing a road trip through the Southwest of the United States, you definitely have to come to Grand Canyon West and experience everything I talked about above!

When it comes to apparel, you could pretty much wear anything (hey, I was wearing a skirt and sandals and still fully experienced everything I did). If you do plan to do one of the adventures, I recommend dressing appropriately for that such as wearing hiking boots, active clothing, swimwear, etc.

A woman enjoying her time on her Southwest road trip

I hope you all enjoyed reading about my time at Grand Canyon West and discovering all of the top things you could do at the West Rim.

If you have any questions about my time at Grand Canyon West, please email me at [email protected]

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64 Comments

  1. Kim Deer on July 9, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    This was such an amazing experience to see this breathtaking canyon ~ So glad I was able to see this with my 2 children and see the amazement on their faces when we first approached the canyon. The Skywalk was even more exciting, standing on glass and looking down at the depth of the Grand Canyon West! Something about being there made me feel so calm. The place is so serene and the views of the beautiful colored mountains are amazing ~ So glad I finally got to see this beautiful natural wonder. I have never seen anything so stunning as the rock formation of the Eagle on the side of the Canyon. Very cool! Hope you all have the chance to see this gorgeous Canyon someday. It is definitely one of the most beautiful places I have visited in my lifetime. Wow, that is all I can say, wow!!!!!!

    Great blog Taylor on this awesome Natural wonders of the World ~ So glad I was able to experience this with you and your brother ~ Love you, Mom xoxo <3

    • Taylor Deer on July 9, 2020 at 10:10 pm

      Thank you mom! Love you too. It sure was amazing! xoxo

  2. Nichole on July 10, 2020 at 7:48 pm

    Your photos are amazing!! I cannot wait to visit the Grand Canyon, and I’ll definitely be using this guide to plan my trip!

    • Taylor Deer on July 12, 2020 at 12:22 am

      Thank you so much Nichole! You will totally love it. 🙂

  3. Kelly on July 10, 2020 at 7:59 pm

    It’s been such a long time since I’ve been to the Grand Canyon, the skywalk looks pretty cool!

    • Taylor Deer on July 11, 2020 at 11:58 pm

      Yes, it is located at the West Rim. Totally worth it! 🙂

  4. Elena Pappalardo on July 10, 2020 at 9:12 pm

    OMG, Taylor! Grand Canyon West Rim looks so EPIC!! I’m in love with all of your pictures. I also had no idea that they (will) offer ziplining, what an amazing experience that would be! Whitewater rafting sounds amazing as well! Hope we can do an adventure trip together somewhere one day!

    • Taylor Deer on July 11, 2020 at 11:59 pm

      It really was Elena! I loved being there. Also, yes, an adventure trip would be so much fun! 🙂

  5. Emma on July 10, 2020 at 9:28 pm

    I’ve wanted to go to the Grand Canyon for so long but this just looks even more epic than I imagined. I agree about driving. I hate feeling rushed so would much prefer to drive and stop stop the way

    • Taylor Deer on July 11, 2020 at 11:59 pm

      Ah yes, you would love it there Emma! Also, totally for driving! 🙂

  6. Danielle on July 10, 2020 at 10:02 pm

    Wow this is great – I’ve been here briefly on a last minute escape from Las Vages as you mentioned but will need to go back for sure !!

    • Taylor Deer on July 12, 2020 at 12:21 am

      Thank you Danielle and yes, it makes for a great day trip or mini getaway from Las Vegas. 🙂

  7. Devin Held on July 10, 2020 at 10:14 pm

    You seriously got so many amazing photos on this trip! The sky walk looks so unreal! I’ve really been meaning to plan a trip out to the Grand Canyon. This is an awesome list of things to do – I’m definitely going to save it for my cross America road trip I hope to plan soon.

    • Taylor Deer on July 12, 2020 at 12:21 am

      Thank you so much Devin! It is seriously so amazing to see in person! Your cross country road trip sounds incredible. 🙂

  8. Jackie on July 10, 2020 at 10:17 pm

    The West Rim sounds like such a fun experience! I visited the south rim in January and enjoyed it, but I’d love to see it from this side. It sounds like the perfect location to add on to a Cegas trip as well!

    • Taylor Deer on July 12, 2020 at 12:00 am

      It really was Jackie! You totally have to go if you’re in Vegas. 🙂

  9. Shelley on July 10, 2020 at 10:56 pm

    THESE PHOTOS!!! The Grand Canyon is so beautiful… I can’t wait to see it from the Skywalk one day soon. Pinning & saving this post for when I next visit.

    • Taylor Deer on July 12, 2020 at 12:01 am

      Thank you so much Shelley! It really is such an epic place. 🙂

  10. Ruth on July 11, 2020 at 12:30 am

    I have only seen the Grand Canyon from here (never been to the National Park). We went on an excursion from Vegas. It was a long day but we had a lot of fun. I would do it again. I also want to explore more of the area.

    • Taylor Deer on July 12, 2020 at 12:01 am

      That is so awesome! I know most people usually visit the South Rim, which is the National Park, but I LOVED the West Rim. 🙂

  11. Aimee Horgan on July 11, 2020 at 1:00 am

    Oh I love your photos – so stunning. Haven’t been to the Grand Canyon in years, will save this post for when I can eventually return.

    • Taylor Deer on July 12, 2020 at 12:19 am

      Thank you so much Aimee! It is such an incredible wonder. 🙂

  12. Fiona on July 11, 2020 at 1:46 am

    Oh my gosh! I could never do the skywalk!!! As I’m sure it is with everyone, the Grand Canyon is on top of my bucket list! Can’t wait to make it one day. Thank you for sharing your tips.

    • Taylor Deer on July 12, 2020 at 12:19 am

      The Skywalk was so awesome! It isn’t scary at all lol. You will totally be amazed when you eventually go. 🙂

  13. Curls en Route on July 11, 2020 at 4:11 am

    Wow that was veryy thorough! I can’t wait to visit as soon as I’m able to go to the US 🙂

    • Taylor Deer on July 12, 2020 at 12:18 am

      Thank you so much Nadine! You would love it. 🙂

  14. Jaime on July 11, 2020 at 6:59 am

    This is absolutely bucket list stuff! Can’t wait to visit here!! 😍

    • Taylor Deer on July 12, 2020 at 12:18 am

      Yes, it is so epic Jaime! 🙂

  15. roshni on July 11, 2020 at 8:06 am

    Wow I love that there is a glass walkway, I always thought you had to hike to get great views but clearly not!!

    • Taylor Deer on July 12, 2020 at 12:18 am

      Yes, it’s so awesome! You could hike into the Grand Canyon, but all the views are accessible for anyone. 🙂

  16. Suvarna Arora on July 11, 2020 at 8:44 am

    This place is so epic and I love all your pictures especially that moon picture. I would love to visit here someday. NP always excite me.

    • Taylor Deer on July 12, 2020 at 12:10 am

      Thank you so much Suvarna! It is absolutely gorgeous there. 🙂

  17. Margie on July 11, 2020 at 11:10 am

    Just visited the East and South Rim, but would love to check out the West. Thanks for the review of your experience!

    • Taylor Deer on July 12, 2020 at 12:17 am

      Yes, you totally have to and I’m glad you found it helpful. 🙂

  18. Natalia Hasenkampf on July 11, 2020 at 12:18 pm

    Omg the glass bridge is just epic Taylor! I would love to walk there! Love all the information you shared about this place. Super helpful! Cannot wait to go there myself one day!

    • Taylor Deer on July 12, 2020 at 12:16 am

      Yes, it was amazing Talia! You would love it! 🙂

  19. Sophie on July 11, 2020 at 12:49 pm

    I’ve never been to the Grand Canyon but would LOVE to visit. The skywalk looks incredible, I actually had no idea it existed. I’d love to do a helicopter ride too, what an amazing way to experience this natural wonder!

    • Taylor Deer on July 12, 2020 at 12:03 am

      It is so incredible Sophie! You would LOVE it! Also, the Skywalk is such a blast and I would love to do the helicopter ride at some point when I revisit. 🙂

  20. Deer Traveler on July 11, 2020 at 1:58 pm

    The Grand Canyon looks amazing! It would be great to visit this amazing place. It is actually our plan to visit this location during our first visit to the US 🙂

    • Taylor Deer on July 12, 2020 at 12:04 am

      It really is incredible! You guys are going to love it when you come here. 🙂

  21. Alexandra on July 11, 2020 at 2:41 pm

    These photos are SO EPIC! I am so glad that you got to experience this, especially with your mom/family! What a special memory. It’s been three years since I’ve visited the Grand Canyon, but when I go back I am definitely going to do the Skywalk!!

    • Taylor Deer on July 12, 2020 at 12:04 am

      Thank you so much Alex! You totally have to revisit and go to the West Rim to do the Skywalk. It is awesome 🙂

  22. Diedre in Wanderland on July 11, 2020 at 4:10 pm

    Oooo I didn’t know there was a skywalk! I appreciate that you focused on one section for the Grand Canyon…I got a lot more value and info from this. Thanks!

    • Taylor Deer on July 12, 2020 at 12:16 am

      Ah I’m so glad to hear that Diedre! It was such an amazing day. 🙂

  23. Christina on July 11, 2020 at 4:55 pm

    I have been dying to go to the Grand Canyon! Especially since Covid hit and we can’t fly overseas I would love to do a road trip to here. Pinning for future use. Thanks 🙂

    • Taylor Deer on July 12, 2020 at 12:05 am

      You would love it Christina! I hope you could travel here in the near future. 🙂

  24. Cassie Bailey on July 11, 2020 at 5:15 pm

    You always seem like so much fun to travel with. You find beautiful spots and wow, your photos!

    • Taylor Deer on July 12, 2020 at 12:06 am

      Ah thank you Cassie! I like to imagine that I’m fun to travel with. 🙂

  25. Alanna Koritzke on July 11, 2020 at 5:34 pm

    This is an awesome post! That skywalk looks kind of stressful but the photos came out great so it’s probably worth it! Plus how many times can you say you walked on a bridge like that. Love it.

    • Taylor Deer on July 12, 2020 at 12:15 am

      Thank you so much Alanna! It really was so epic! I had such a blast! 🙂

  26. Lavi on July 11, 2020 at 6:42 pm

    I can’t believe I didn’t know there was a west rim of the Grand Canyon to explore! I would love to see this in real life, I’ve only been to the South Rim. Those Skywalk photos are stunning!

    • Taylor Deer on July 12, 2020 at 12:15 am

      Yes, it’s the closest to Las Vegas. Totally worth going to and the Skywalk is so much fun. 🙂

  27. Jen Ambrose on July 11, 2020 at 7:57 pm

    We were supposed to visit the Grand Canyon this summer! Here’s hoping it happens next year 🙂 I would love to go rafting there!

    • Taylor Deer on July 12, 2020 at 12:14 am

      Ah yes, I truly hope you get to go next year. It really is incredible. 🙂

  28. Shay on July 11, 2020 at 8:11 pm

    Love love love your photos! Pictures of the Grand Canyon never cease to amaze me. I’m *hopefully* visiting the Grand Canyon soon, but we’ll be coming in from a different direction, which is a bummer because I’d love to see the skywalk!

    • Taylor Deer on July 12, 2020 at 12:08 am

      Thank you so much Shay! The Grand Canyon really is a site to see. It is incredible!!! Also, that is a bummer, but I did hear the South Rim is really cool to see too as well as the North Rim and Havasu Falls. 🙂

  29. Kirsten Wendlandt on July 11, 2020 at 8:25 pm

    So beautiful hun! I’ve always wanted to visit the Grand Canyon but I haven’t had the opportunity to visit yet. You’ve definitely made me bump it higher on the list!

    • Taylor Deer on July 12, 2020 at 12:14 am

      Thank you so much Kirsten! You would love the Grand Canyon. It’s so amazing! 🙂

  30. Helena on July 11, 2020 at 10:22 pm

    Your photos are amazing!! I went to the Grand Canyon as a kid but have always wanted to go back on my own and do my own trip, this gives me so many great ideas!

    • Taylor Deer on July 12, 2020 at 12:09 am

      Thank you so much Helena! That is awesome. It really is such an epic place! 🙂

  31. Portia Jones on July 12, 2020 at 12:49 pm

    I always really enjoy your articles, your pics are always superb. I really want to get back to the states in the future, especially the Grand Canyon. I have been to the Grand Canyon twice before but there is still soooo much to see. x

    • Taylor Deer on July 12, 2020 at 1:15 pm

      Thank you so much Portia! That means a lot to me. 🙂 The Grand Canyon is so amazing. There is still so much more I have to see myself.

  32. Teresa on July 15, 2020 at 7:27 pm

    This place looks epic! It’s been on my list for so long . I can’t wait to visit 🙂

    • Taylor Deer on July 15, 2020 at 7:29 pm

      It really is Teresa! I loved it so much. You totally have to go. 🙂

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