Hualapai River Runners and Grand Canyon West, subsidiaries of the Grand Canyon Resort Corporation, invite visitors to explore the Canyon’s West Rim with a unique adventure: A tour that takes adventurers from the Colorado River and the Canyon’s floor then into the sky by helicopter to tour the Grand Canyon’s West Rim.
Guests will embark on the tour from their overnight lodging at the Hualapai Lodge, located along historic Route 66 in Peach Springs. The Lodge retains the flavor of when Route 66, the “Mother Road” of the 30s and 40s, was a main passage from East to West. The rooms and decor embrace Hualapai culture and feature authentic tribal artwork and performances.
“The Grand Canyon is a majestic place, known throughout the world and home for the Hualapai People” said Earlene Havatone, GM for Hualapai River Runners. “The experiences on our one-day rafting trips can’t be found anywhere else in the world.”
Located just two hours from Las Vegas and four hours from Phoenix, Grand Canyon West offers visitors a variety of outdoor and cultural experiences, including the world- famous Grand Canyon Skywalk, Colorado River raft tours helmed by Hualapai River Runners certified guides, helicopter tours, and horseback riding. Lodging opportunities include the Hualapai Lodge, located on historic Route 66. Grand Canyon West also offers the Hualapai Ranch, with its rustic, western-themed cabins overlooking the West Rim. All the Grand Canyon West tourism experiences pay homage to the culture and history of the Hualapai Tribe, which owns and operates the Grand Canyon Resort Corporation for the benefit of tribal members and the surrounding economy.