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Visiting Grand Canyon West/Skywalk

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by BlueBellThunder, Mar 21, 2015.

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  1. BlueBellThunder

    BlueBellThunder Low-Roller

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    I'm looking for advise on driving from Vegas to Grand Canyon West and the Skywalk.
    Thanks for all replies.
     
  2. stelliebean

    stelliebean Tourist

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    We did this drive several years ago. We used the directions from the Skywalk website. Easy to find. Last 7 miles or so (if I remember correctly) is a dirt road. Easily drivable. We had a Ford Mustang rental car. A side note, seeing when you are going- it will probably be very cold at the canyon. Have a great time.
     
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    A piece of good news -- the entire road is now paved.
     
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    WE are going to the south rim April 22 arriving around 12/1pm. When you say 'cold' how cold? hoodie/jacket weather or cooler?
    I just saw the 80 degree average temp for that time of year and assumed the canyon would be the same.
     
  5. larryg

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    The South Rim (i.e., Grand Canyon National Park's village area) is a good choice. In mid to late April, high temperatures average in the low 60's; low temperatures average in the low 30's. Viewpoints are sometimes very windy, which makes it seem colder still. It's too soon for accurate long term forecasts.
     
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    Thanks for the info. Coming from the east, spring icebox area, 60 will be wonderful.:) We'll be packing a jacket for the canyon trip.
     
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    I'm thinking of driving out to the skywalk next trip to vegas. approx. how long is the drive? thanks
     
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    Approximately 2 hours, depending on traffic.

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