How to Explore the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas

Plus some things to do.

Las Vegas’ proximity to Grand Canyon National Park makes it the perfect jumping off point for a quick trip or an extended stay. Fly down to see the beauty of the natural wonder, or jump on an excursion to the bottom for a whole different view from the Colorado River.

Getting There

Maverick Helicopter Tours offers VIP-level service from two locations: Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon. Enjoy the comforts of the Eco-Star helicopter, which features individual leather, theater-style seating, extended leg room and outstanding visibility. 888.261.4414.

Experience remote areas inaccessible to most with Pink Jeep’s rugged fleet of high-end, all-terrain Tour Trekkers. Complimentary hotel pick-up and drop-off. Choose from the West Rim or the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. 888.900.4480.

The world’s largest and most experienced helicopter company, Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters, has been operating since 1965 and offers daily tours of the Grand Canyon. Choose from a variety of helicopter landing tours, airplane tours, bus tours, combos, hotels and more. 275 E. Tropicana Ave., Suite 155, 702.736.7243.

What To Do

Take a walk on the Skywalk 4,000 feet above the Grand Canyon at the Skywalk at Eagle Point, a 10-foot-wide, horseshoe-shaped glass bridge that extends 70 feet out over the rim of the canyon. Look down and you can see right through the glass platform 4,000 feet to the floor of the canyon below. Nervous about walking on glass almost a mile above the Grand Canyon? The Skywalk is strong enough to bear the weight of 70 747 passenger jets. Grand Canyon West, 1.888.868.WEST

Access areas of the Grand Canyon on available along the Colorado River with rafting tours that last three to seven nights. Discover hidden waterfalls and paradisiacal side canyons. Western River Expeditions, 1.866.904.1106.

Susan Stapleton
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