The Hualapai have been living in the Grand Canyon area for generations, and today the tribe offers some of the area’s best experiences at Hualapai Ranch. Enjoy cowboy shows, cookouts, and wagon rides; visit Indian Village to learn fascinating history; and brave the Skywalk, a platform extending 70 feet (21 meters) out over the canyon.
Since Hualapai Ranch is on tribal lands outside the bounds of Grand Canyon National Park, visitors are afforded experiences not available on the south and north rims of the canyon. Walk 4,000 feet above the canyon, float along the Colorado River, hike to the ruins of an old guano mine at Guano Point, or soar high above the canyon on a helicopter tour, with a landing on the canyon floor.
Things to Know Before You Go
Hualapai Ranch offers an alternative look at the iconic Grand Canyon.
The ranch is a must for thrill seekers.
Don’t forget to bring sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat, and plenty of drinking water.
How to Get There
The West Rim location of Hualapai Ranch sits about 250 miles (400 kilometers) from the South Rim of Grand Canyon Park and about two hours from Las Vegas. Most visitors arrive at Hualapai Ranch as part of a guided tour.
When to Get There
March through May and September through November represent the best times to visit the Grand Canyon, including Hualapai Ranch. Expect peak season crowds from June to August, and be ready for short afternoon rainstorms in July.
Accommodations at Hualapai Ranch
Due to the considerable distance between Hualapai Ranch and the nearest commercial airport, some visitors choose to overnight in the area. The Hualapai tribe operates 26 cabins facing the canyon rim, as well as Western-style dining, horseback riding, and guest-only activities like lasso lessons or s’mores by the bonfire.