Grand CanyonFAQs

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.

Grand Canyon West FAQs

What are your hours of operation?

  • Grand Canyon West is open from 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. daily. We are open every day of the year, including all major holidays.
  • Last ticket is sold at 4:30 p.m. from November to March. 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.
  • Hualapai Ranch cabin check-in is open 24 hours, 7 days a week.
  • Hualapai Lodge check-in is open 24 hours, 7 days a week.
  • Diamond Creek Restaurant is open 6:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m. during the summer and 6:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 6:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Friday-Sunday during the winter.

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.

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.

Where is the nearest gas station to Grand Canyon West?

There is a gas station at the Star Market on Pierce Ferry Road in Dolan Springs or at the Last Stop Grand Canyon Tour Center on the 93 at mile marker 23. You can also get gas at Grand Canyon West in an emergency.

Where is the nearest accommodations to Grand Canyon West?

  • We offer overnight stays at Grand Canyon West that includes accommodations in one of our western-style cabins facing the Canyon, a meal, and the tour of Grand Canyon West.
  • We also offer the Hualapai Experience package at the Hualapai Lodge in Peach Springs, Arizona. The Lodge is a two-hour drive from Grand Canyon West on the way to Flagstaff or Phoenix. This package includes overnight accommodations and the Legacy Package at Grand Canyon West.
  • You can also find overnight accommodations in Kingman, AZ (1½ hours from Grand Canyon West); Las Vegas, NV (2½-3 hours); Laughlin, NV (2 hours); or Boulder City, NV (2 hours).

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 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 four hours to fully experience Grand Canyon West. If you are in a hurry, it can be done in three.

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.

Can I bring food and beverages to Grand Canyon West?

Grand Canyon West offers a variety of meal options. Bringing outside food and beverages to Grand Canyon West is not permitted.

Is there an address I can put into my GPS?

The physical address of the Grand Canyon West air terminal is: 5001 Buck N Doe Road, Grand Canyon West, Arizona. However, that address does not always work for every model of GPS, but you can program the latitude and longitude into your GPS.

  • Latitude: 36d0’43.55″N, Longitude: 113d48’40.50″W

For accurate directions, visit our Directions page.

What is the Legacy Package?

The Hualapai Legacy Package is the basic entry package to Grand Canyon West. It is 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, a wagon ride, and more. Unlimited use of the hop-on hop-off shuttle is included in this package. Grand Canyon West is privately owned and operated by the Hualapai Tribe and requires the purchase of a permit and Legacy Tour package for entry.

Do I have to purchase the Legacy Package?

Every visitor to Grand Canyon West is required to purchase the Hualapai Legacy Package. Optional activities, such as Skywalk, helicopter/boat tours, Hummer tours, and horseback riding, can be purchased at an additional cost.

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.

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.

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.

Is there a gift shop?

There are several shopping locations at each Grand Canyon West viewpoint where you can purchase Grand Canyon West and Skywalk memorabilia, jewelry, and other items crafted by Native American artisans as well as Old West-style memorabilia.