For those interested in seeing The G.C. here are your three choices:
1. The Grand Canyon South Rim:
a. From the Ranch to the South Rim it is 3 1/2 hours each way. Cost is $20 per car and is where 95% of the visitors to the Grand Canyon enter.
b. Here are the reviews of the South Rim on TripAdvisor.com (all good)
c. You can drive on the longest stretch of Route 66 either on the way there, way back, or not all. Taking that route allows you to visit any of the following – Keepers of the Wild Animal Park, Grand Canyon Caverns, and Seligman, Arizona (old Route 66 town).
d. Website with more information – http://www.nps.gov
2. West Rim where the new Grand Canyon West Skywalk is located:
a. Approximately 2 1/4 hours from the ranch including a very rough road for 20 miles before you get to the park.
b. Kind of on the way to and from Las Vegas. It is about 1.25 hours off of Hwy 95 each way that goes to/from Las Vegas.
c. Can be very expensive – $20 to park, $29.95 per person for Bus Tour (mandatory) to scenic points, and a additional $29.95 per person for Glass Skywalk entrance for approximately 30 minutes. 4 people to do everything $259.60! vs $20 per car load at the South Rim.
d. Reviews for the Grand Canyon West Rim/Glass Skywalk (not good)
e. There website – http://www.destinationgrandcanyon.com
3. Airplane/Helicopter Ride from Las Vegas or South Rim Airport
We don’t want to necessarily steer you away from Grand Canyon West as I’m sure there are some people who visit it and have a wonderful time but now you have the information to make your own decision. Call or email us with any questions.