Grand Canyon West – also known as the West Rim – is the region of the canyon nearest to Las Vegas and hosts both unique viewpoints and the world-famous Skywalk Bridge. This area has been the homeland of the ancient Hualapai Native American Tribe for generations. In fact, the tribe still considers the canyon to be their sacred home. Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines' Native Explorer Tour with Legacy gives West Rim visitors the opportunity to view all of these spectacular and distinctive sights from the sky in a state-of-the-art Vistaliner aircraft. Upon landing, passengers can board complimentary shuttle transportation to each viewpoint to explore the locations on foot.
The West Rim boasts incredible viewpoints like Guano Point, a peninsula of land that allows hikers to venture out to the center of the canyon and stand surrounded by stone walls on all sides. Visitors can also climb the stone ascent at the end of the bluff for an even better view. Nearby is Eagle Point, an image of an eagle spreading its wings naturally-eroded into the canyon wall. Perhaps the best vantage point to view Eagle Point is from the balcony of the Skywalk. This massive cantilever bridge extends 70 feet out into the canyon. The remarkable glass floor allows patrons to stand hundreds of feet in the air to see the canyon floor beneath their feet. You may also pay a visit to the Native American Cultural Center or to Hualapai Ranch - a recreation of a Wild West town complete with cowboys and outlaws.