Visiting the Grand Canyon was one of the coolest things I’ve ever done. It was amazing to experience and I will never forget it. It’s one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and so I decided to share seven snapshots from my visit.
We took a tour from Las Vegas to visit the West Rim. There are lots of look out points including the famous Eagle and Guano Points. At Eagle Point there is a Native American Village with lots of tributes to the past and Native American culture. At Guano Point the rock has formed into a perfect pyramid shape and has some of the best views of the Grand Canyon West and the Colorado River.
Will decided it was a great idea to climb over the edge because why not! Surprise surprise there’s no barriers to stop you throwing yourself off the edge or accidentally falling. I don’t really have a fear of heights but the thought of Will plummeting to his death was not fun. With my mini panic attack over and done with it was time to really enjoy the views. For those who are at all afraid of heights I warn you now that it might be terrifying. Just stay away from the edge and you’ll be fine!
The West Rim is also home to the Hualapai Ranch which is a western-style cowboy ranch with entertainment and wagon rides. You can even stay over night in the cabins if you want. If you’re a bit more of a daredevil, thrill seekers can walk on the Skywalk Glass Bridge. The Skywalk is a horse shoes shaped glass floor bridge that extends over the edge of a 4000 foot drop to the bottom of the canyon. It costs extra to walk the Skywalk so make arrangements with your tour provider if you’re in a group.
For additional costs you can also take part in hiking, white water rafting and helicopter flights to see the canyon from all different viewpoints. I didn’t do any of those the beautiful panoramic views were enough for me (easily pleased!)