Things to do in Arizona's Joshua Tree Forest

Arizona's Joshua Tree Forest: Our most recommended tours and activities

Las Vegas: Grand Canyon West Bus Tour with Hoover Dam Stop

1. Las Vegas: Grand Canyon West Bus Tour with Hoover Dam Stop

Embark on a full-day tour from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon with a narrated bus tour. Throughout the day, admire scenic views of the Joshua Tree Forest National Park, the Hoover Dam, the Colorado River, and the West Rim of the Grand Canyon. Start with pickup from Las Vegas and meet your professional driver/guide who will provide information about the sights along the way. You will receive a light breakfast snack upon boarding the Grand Canyon bus. Enjoy a 15-minute stop at the Hoover Dam for a photo opportunity and an amazing view of the Bypass Bridge. Upon arrival at the West Rim, enjoy your first views of the majestic Colorado River below. Take in the spectacular views from Eagle and Guano points. If you hike the trail at Guano Point, reach the West Rim’s highest point, where the views of the Colorado River below are breathtaking. Afterwards, return to Las Vegas with drop-off at your hotel.

Las Vegas: Grand Canyon West Rim Tour with Hoover Dam Stop

2. Las Vegas: Grand Canyon West Rim Tour with Hoover Dam Stop

Explore the majestic scenery of the Grand Canyon and the world of the Hualapai tribe on a full-day tour to the West Rim from Las Vegas with lunch and transfers, plus optional helicopter, boat, and Skywalk experiences.  Your guide will provide a live narration as you travel, while you sit back and relax on a state-of-the-art luxury bus. Travel through the ancient Joshua Tree Forest en route to the West Rim. Stop for a great photo opportunity of the Hoover Dam from the Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge. On arrival, explore the tribal village and Hualapai Market. Grab a bite to eat at the Skywalk Café, before getting panoramic views from Guano Point and Eagle Point. Brave the latest attraction here — the glass-bottom Grand Canyon Skywalk. Learn the history and geology of the Canyon from your local guide. Then meet some of the Hualapai tribe when they perform a traditional dance in their full tribal dress. Tailor the rest of the tour to include the experiences you would like from the options below.  Tour with Skywalk Entry Ticket Walk across the sky on the glass bridge situated 4,000 feet above the Canyon floor. Get a complete 360˚ panoramic view of the Grand Canyon West Rim. Tour with Helicopter and Cruise Complete your Grand Canyon experience with a thrilling helicopter flight 4,000 feet down to the Canyon floor. Then, board a pontoon boat for a 15-minute ride along the Colorado River. Tour with Helicopter, Cruise, and Skywalk Entry Ticket This is the full package to see the Grand Canyon West Rim from top to bottom. Enjoy the glass Skywalk, thrilling helicopter flight to the base of the canyon, and a 15-minute pontoon boat ride along the Colorado River. Then, unwind as you are transferred back to your accommodation in Las Vegas after your day at the Grand Canyon.  

Grand Canyon West 5-in-1 Tour from Las Vegas

3. Grand Canyon West 5-in-1 Tour from Las Vegas

This wonderful day tour to Grand Canyon West on the Hualapai Indian Reservation will make the memory of a lifetime.  The west rim is a stunning location in which you will have four hours to explore the reservation and the natural untouched beauty of the locations along the rim. Adventure Photo Tours' guides are truly amazing, with comfortable luxury vehicles and plenty of amenities. Adventure Photo Tours are a four-time recipient of the Governor's Tourism Award.   This action-packed historical and visual experience gives you nearly four hours of exploration. The stops include the magnificent Hoover Dam; the 900-year-old Joshua tree forest; Eagle Point, home to the "Eagle in the rock" and the world-famous Skywalk; Guano Point, with stunning east and north canyon views; Hualapai Ranch. In addition to visiting these locations, you will have a romantic picnic lunch at the rim of the Canyon, see Native American dancers perform ancient dances, walk the world-famous Skywalk, see the Native American village and authentic handmade Indian jewelry and crafts, see the Hualapai market and meet tribal members.

Las Vegas: Grand Canyon West Tour with Lunch & Skywalk Entry

4. Las Vegas: Grand Canyon West Tour with Lunch & Skywalk Entry

Discover beautiful desert and Joshua Tree forest scenery on the way to the famous West Rim of the Grand Canyon. See the stunning scenery at Eagle Point on this Grand Canyon tour from Las Vegas. Enjoy convenient pick-up from your hotel in Las Vegas and spend the day exploring the majestic Grand Canyon. Head up to Eagle Point and Guano Point to admire the stunning views. Upgrade your experience to brave the world-famous Skywalk at Eagle Point. See exhibits on Native American culture and live dancing in authentic traditional costumes.

Las Vegas: Joshua Tree Forest Horseback Ride with Lunch

5. Las Vegas: Joshua Tree Forest Horseback Ride with Lunch

Be picked up from Las Vegas, Laughlin, or Kingman, Lake Havasu Cities, and travel to the Grand Canyon Western Ranch, where you’ll start your horseback ride through the Joshua Tree Forest where the corraled Buffalo roam. Get acquainted with your horse and start your ride along the forest trail. Follow your experienced guide through Joshua Tree and see buffalo roaming around in their natural environment. As your ride continues, you’ll travel up the trail to a higher elevation, where you’ll be able to see blossoms that are 600 years old. Along the way, enjoy panoramic views of the Joshua Tree Forest. Stop for lunch at an authentic Western Ranch once owned by a bank/train robber where a cowboy will sing old Western tunes. Join in for a song or dance, as you experience what the Old West was like.

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What people are saying about Arizona's Joshua Tree Forest

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 1,564 reviews

Overall a great trip. Pre-trip communication was excellent and our coach driver, Wally was knowledgeable and provided an interesting commentary along the way. It was a long day but well worth the effort. My only criticism would be the time it took to wait for/collect other travellers who did not show up at their agreed time, so it took longer than it might have to get on the road, and also to leave some stop-points at the agreed times.

Seeking out the pick up point required some investigation, but the trip itself was faultless and the driver/guide was excellent.

Jerry is a great tour guide, very humorous and very much concern each and all very one. He is doing a great job.

The helicopter trip was amazing - brilliant experience- a highlight of our holiday

Excellent day, great guide and driver, well organised