What’s the difference between the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and Grand Canyon West? A lot. To start, they are in opposite corners of Arizona, with the South Rim closest to Williams and Flagstaff. Grand Canyon West is closer to Las Vegas, Nevada. Grand Canyon West is operated by the Hualapai tribe, so it has a completely different history and vibe than the South Rim, which is operated by the National Park Service. Learn more below.
National Park Service
$82.37/adult (includes meal and Skywalk)
Hours from Las Vegas
Nearly 5 hours (278 miles)
Just over 2 hours (122 miles)
Park ranger walks
Hualapai exhibits, performances
Camping and lodging at rim
Hualapai Ranch near rim
Personal photography allowed
No cameras on the Skywalk
Inner canyon hiking trails
A glass bridge suspended over the Grand Canyon
One-day rafting trips
Start in Page, Ariz.
Start near Peach Springs, Ariz.
For more detail: 3 Rims of the Grand Canyon: North, South and West