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In addition to the exploring options provided by the Hualapai tribe, more than 30 tour and transportation companies service Grand Canyon West from Las Vegas, Phoenix, and Sedona by airplane, helicopter, coach, SUV, and Hummer. Perhaps the easiest way to visit the West Rim from Vegas is with a tour.

Bighorn Wild West Tours. This full-day tour takes you to Grand Canyon West in the comfort of a hummer. Admission fees and lunch are included, as is a stop for photos at Hoover Dam. 702/385–4676; www.bighorntours.com. From $249.