We want to take the Grand Cayon tour (South Rim). I will be travelling with my Wife and Kid (5Y). I read on your site that children below 10 are not allowed. I want to understand the restriction if we have to bring our 5Y boy along. we are coming from Singapore and dont want to miss this opportunity to see Grand Canyon.
The part of the Canyon in my earlier writing is the "West Rim" - which is on the Hualapai Reservation in Nevada. It is a quick access from the Las Vegas Area. I have no idea about age restrictions on that, although the Sky Walk may well restrict ages. I could understand that. Even so, young children, closely managed, should be fine at the West Rim, in fact the Ranch part is built with children in mind. Please call ahead if you have questions. The Tour Services, if you use one, or even the Hualapai are very gracious and accomodating, and they will let you know. If you go to the West Rim from Vegas, it's about 2.5 hours drive each way. Be advised.
As to the South Rim, which is in Arizona - this is the National Park. I am unaware of age restrictions here, unless you plan to hike or donkey ride down and up. This would be a long way - about 8 hours from Las Vegas, and would be a 2 day trip from Las Vegas, particularily with Children. If you are going to see the South Rim - I would recomment Flagstaff Arizona. It's about an hour North from there.
Just visiting the South Rim National Park should be fine with children - as long as they are closely monitored by an adult. Again, a call ahead is advised, but I have no recollection of that kind of restriction.
If you are in the Flagstaff area with Children, it is also fun to see the Metiore Crater, and the Petrified Forest National Park, both close to Winslow, Arizona. Lot's to do here - family style.
It’s a 3 hour drive both ways and it would be a long drive for a young child
We were picked up at around 07:30 and were not dropped off again until midnight. That's a very long day for a small child and you have to consider the other people in the mini bus. I would say a 5 year old if not properly looked after could easily put themselves in danger at the rim which only has barriers at a few viewing points. It is open everywhere else. Maybe the hotel could arrange a child minder while you go on the trip. They seem to be able to organise anything else.
I don’t recall signage that prohibited children of particular ages; however, there are many areas of the canyon rim that are open and no barriers are present whatsoever. I would be lying if I said seeing the small children there on the day I visited didn’t make me nervous. I would use extreme caution in taking your child with you.
I don't run the business so can't say if kids are not allowed. If, so the reason will be it is dangerous for kids. Cliffs are not fenced off in many places. Plus there is some climbing involved. Not hard but would be for small legs.
Thanks all for their kind suggestions, i might as well drop the Grand Canyon tour and spend the time i have on hand at Las Vegas itself. Still hoping something works out as its a thing i dont wanna miss :)
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