Distance from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon West Rim
What is the distance to the West Rim of the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas? It's closer than you think. West Rim is the closest side of the canyon to Las Vegas and is the perfect day trip. Discover the distance between the two destinations and how to get there by car. Or, board a helicopter, airplane, bus, or adventure tour from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon West.
How Far is the West Rim from Las Vegas?
Many people are surprised when they discover the Grand Canyon West Rim is just a couple hours from Las Vegas. At approximately 130 miles, this rim is the closest side of the Grand Canyon to Las Vegas. On average, the drive takes approximately two hours and fourteen minutes.
Papillon offers daily helicopter, airplane tours, bus, and adventure tours that run from Las Vegas to the West Rim. Discover just a few of the once-in-a-lifetime excursions offered on Papillon Grand Canyon West Rim tours.
West Rim Helicopter Tours from Las Vegas
Aboard the Sunset Grand Celebration with Vegas Strip tour, soar over world-famous landscapes like the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, and the Colorado River in a state-of-the-art helicopter. Upon reaching the Grand Canyon, you will get aerial views of famous lookouts like Guano Point and Eagle Point. Next, touch down and disembark on a private plateau 4,000 feet below the rim of the Grand Canyon for exploration time, champagne, and a light picnic. Take to the skies once more for your return flight home at sunset. Your helicopter ride will conclude with a twilight flight over the neon lights of the Las Vegas Strip.
West Rim Adventure Tours from Las Vegas
Get your adrenaline pumping on a thrilling 40-mile rafting adventure. On the Whitewater Rush with Heli tour, a certified guide will expertly navigate you through the waters of the Colorado River. You'll explore hidden canyons, enjoy a picnic lunch, and hike up to the awe-inspiring Travertine Cavern Falls. Upon reaching the final destination of the Grand Canyon West Rim, a helicopter will swoop you up and ascend 4,000 feet to the canyon's rim. Conclude your West Rim adventure tour with a scenic shuttle back to Las Vegas.
Experience a fully-immersive 3-in-1 Skywalk Getaway with Heli and Boat adventure at the West Rim. Take a helicopter flight to the West Rim all the way down to its floor where you will board a pontoon boat to cruise along the Colorado River. After your boat trip, re-board your helicopter to ascend back to the rim. Round out your adventure with a walk along with world-famous glass Skywalk at Grand Canyon.
Discover all the incredible helicopter, airplane, bus, and adventure tours of the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas.
Driving from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon West Rim by Car
Follow these step-by-step instructions to learn how to drive to the West Rim of the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas by car.
Las Vegas to Grand Canyon West Rim Drive FAQs
Which part of the Grand Canyon is closest to Las Vegas?
The West Rim is the closest rim of the Grand Canyon to Las Vegas. This rim is approximately 130 miles from the Las Vegas Strip. The other two tourable parts of the canyon, North and South, are both located over 270 miles from Las Vegas.
What is there to do at the West Rim of the Grand Canyon?
Papillon offers helicopter, airplane, bus, and adventure tours of the Grand Canyon West Rim. A few of the most popular activities include:
- Helicopter flight with private landing site
- Whitewater rafting adventure
- Bus tour of the Hoover Dam and West Rim
- Access to walk along the Grand Canyon Skywalk
- Pontoon boat cruise along the Colorado River
- Airplane flight with Indian Country Adventure
How much is the entrance fee to the Grand Canyon West Rim?
If you are not booking a tour through Papillon, the minimum price to visit the West Rim is $47.74 per person.
With Papillon's world-class helicopter, airplane, or bus tours, you'll receive a pass to the West Rim. Plus you'll get to experience incredible views of the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, the Grand Canyon West Rim, and more. That's a price you just can't beat!
The price of each tour of the West Rim Grand Canyon is listed online next the the booking location. With Papillon what you see is what you get. Our lowest prices are available online - taxes and fees included!
How many hours drive from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon West Rim?
The drive from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon West Rim takes approximately two and a half hours.