Las Vegas to Grand Canyon Travel Advice

November 12th 2017

Las Vegas to Grand Canyon

A Las Vegas to Grand Canyon day trip is a very popular excursion for people on holiday in Las Vegas.  The Grand Canyon is one of America’s greatest natural wonders and extends to over 227 miles long. It is divided into the North Rim and the South Rim by the Colorado River which runs through its entire length.

How Far is it From Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon?

It’s a two and a half hour drive each way from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon Skywalk on the West Rim. True, that’s a long drive but it is a well-travelled route along the US-93 South; the roads are excellent and there are plenty of places to stop along the way.

The Grand Canyon Skywalk

The Grand Canyon Skywalk is an incredible feat of engineering. As you walk out 70 meters along the glass bottomed walkway, looking down at the Colorado River, some 4000 feet below you will get a true sense of the scale and beauty of the Grand Canyon.

Grand Canyon Skywalk near Las Vegas

Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour

One of the best ways to see the Grand Canyon is by helicopter. A helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon takes about four and a half hours from the time you leave your hotel to the time you return.  Options include a helicopter tour with a visit to the Grand Canyon Skywalk or a visit to the Hualapai Indian Territory. It’s a great way to see the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas in style.

Las Vegas to Grand Canyon helicopter tour

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By Angel Chua

Personal Travel Planner

Favourite Destination: My best experience was a trip to The Grand Canyon which is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It is best combined with a holiday to Las Vegas. Nature’s most incredible creation alongside one of man’s most exciting cities. I would recommend a 5-7 day trip to Las Vegas and taking a couple of days out in the middle to witness this phenomenon of nature before returning to soak up the manmade wonders of Las Vegas famous strip.

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