Grand Canyon West
Located 350 miles from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, but only 118 miles from Las Vegas, Grand Canyon West is an increasingly popular tourist destination on The Hualapai Reservation, attracting 1 million visitors in 2015.
The premier attraction is a horseshoe glass bridge – the Skywalk – that juts out 70 feet into open space 4,000 feet above the Canyon floor. Other attractions include a Native American Village (Eagle Point), Guano Point hiking trail, and Hualapai Ranch and Cabins which offers overnight accommodation. Horse-riding, white water rafting, and helicopter tours are all available; and the Hualapai Tribe also operates a Lodge in the small town of Peach Springs, AZ.
In 2016, Seidman was commissioned to quantify the economic impact of Grand Canyon West in 2015 for both Mohave County and the State of Arizona. The study took into account both the operational benefits of the tourist attraction, and the flow of incremental visitor dollars into the local economy.