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Get Ready For A Day Of Fun On A Grand Canyon West Bus Tour

March 18th, 2022

Grand Canyon West bus tours are a fantastic way to see the canyon and regions nearby. The Grand Canyon National Park is an immense sight to behold, but there are plenty of other interesting landmarks you get to see on a bus tour too. The canyon is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World for a reason; the colors and rock formations are nothing short of amazing.

Skywalk!

If you go to Grand Canyon West, you must venture out on the Skywalk. The Skywalk is a U-shaped glass bridge that allows you to walk seventy feet past the edge of the canyon and look down 4000 feet to the canyon floor below. The amazing vistas that await you at the end of the glass pathway are simply breathtaking.

The Skywalk itself is no less impressive; it is made to survive a magnitude 8 earthquake and winds that exceed 100 mph. It is able to hold the weight of seventy jumbo jets, but its load is restricted to 120 people at a time.

From the top of the West Rim, you will see the Colorado River snaking 277 miles along the canyon floor. The path of the Colorado River takes it from the foothills of the Colorado Rockies, through the immense Grand Canyon, and on to Mexico’s Mar de Cortez.

Colorado River

From the top of the West Rim to the canyon floor below is about a mile in distance, but you can get there on a ten minute helicopter ride. In fact, if you want to tour the floor of the Grand Canyon, the only place you can get the by chopper is on the West Rim. When you get to the bottom of the canyon, you can take an enjoyable float tour down the Colorado River if you want.

These canyon coach trips use state-of-the-art buses that offer luxury and comfort. They need to be durable and comfortable since they cover ten miles of dirt road getting you to the canyon. If you are thinking of driving your car instead, or renting a car, it probably isn’t the best idea. The buses have much more comfortable seating, plus, they are specifically designed for sightseeing. Even better, your bus driver will double as an enjoyable and informative tour guide. They do a fantastic job of pointing out the sights and explaining the history and geology of the region.

West Rim bus tours give you plenty of chances to take some amazing pictures along the way. One of your stops will be at the Hoover Dam, which is a huge concrete structure that controls the flow of water in the Colorado River. Bus tours to the Grand Canyon usually only stay at the Hoover Dam for about fifteen minutes, so if you want to explore this manmade wonder more in-depth, you will need to book a special tour.