The Grand Canyon from the South Rim. My daughter decided she would rather see the Grand Canyon than spend time and money on the Vegas strip. The strip is gaudy and the canyon is awesome. Always go with awesome! The South Rim is about a five-hour drive from Vegas, far enough to make you think twice about popping over for the day. We thought we could get enough of the canyon by visiting the famous Sky Walk. The Sky Walk is on Indian land and much closer to Vegas: about two and a half hours. We went to the Sky Walk first but it was disappointing. They wouldn’t let you take cameras on the Sky Walk and canyon west, while a fine canyon, is not the Grand Canyon. We decided to see the real thing and as always the Grand Canyon did not disappoint.