Grand Canyon Skywalk

Grand Canyon Skywalk, also referred to as the Grand Canyon Glass Bridge, is located at Grand Canyon West, situated on Hualapai tribal lands, consisting of just less than 1,000,000 acres. It is approximately 120 miles east of Las Vegas, Nevada, and about 70 miles north of Kingman, Arizona. Access to the Glass Bridge is also available through the Grand Canyon West Airport. The Skwyalk is a horseshoe shaped steel frame with a glass floor and sides that overhangs 70 feet (21 m) from the Grand Canyon's rim looking through down 4,000 feet to the bottom of the canyon. The Skywalk is most easily accessed through Kingman or Las Vegas as opposed to the more commonly visited South Rim accessed through Williams or Tusayan, AZ. The Grand Canyon Skywalk is both owned and managed by the Hualapai Tribe, therefore specific rules must be followed in order to enjoy this attraction. The tribe itself has about 2,300 members with Peach Springs on Highway 66 being the location of the tribal headquarters. The Hualapai Tribe also operates a hotel, restaurant, and gift shop in Peach Springs. If you want to visit the Grand Canyon Skywalk, staying at a hotel in Las Vegas,NV or Kingman, AZ will put you in striking distance of this attraction.

Book Your Stay in Las Vegas When Visiting the Skywalk

Visitors are not permitted to drive themselves to the Grand Canyon Skywalk. A "tour package" offering everything from basic transportation to the Skywalk including photos with tribe members, to adding a river rafting or helicopter ride when visiting the Skywalk must be purchased to get to this part of the Grand Canyon. A minimum tour package is $68-$71 per person to interact with this attraction. There are several packages available that include meals, helicopter rides, and river rafting opportunities.

We recommend purchasing your tour package through one of the tour companies below. Many of the recommended tour companies upgrade the quality of transportation, provide knowledgeable guides, lunch, and even include other perks and types of tours at a reasonable price.

Grand Canyon Skywalk Visitor Info

  • The Skywalk is located at Grand Canyon West's Eagle Point on the Hualapai Reservation and is not affiliated with Grand Canyon National Park.
  • The last tickets of the day are sold at 5:30 p.m. Mid-March through October and at 4:30 p.m. November through early March.
  • Visitors are required to wear shoes and protective booties to walk on the glass Skywalk. Personal belongings can be stored in free lockers, and professional photographers are available for souvenir photos.
  • Peak visitation on the Skywalk is between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm Mountain Standard Time. Peak visitation on the Skywalk is between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm Mountain Standard Time. It is recommended to arrive in the morning to avoid crowds." Visitors should also be aware that especially during peak season (summer), waiting in line for their turn to experience the Skywalk is common. This popular attraction is only increasing in popularity, so planning ahead and arriving early can help minimize wait times and ensure a more enjoyable experience.
  • You MUST purchase one of the Packages to visit Grand Canyon West.
  • Packages do include your Grand Canyon West Entrance Fees to the Hualapai Tribal Lands.
  • The Entrance Fees are Per Person.
  • Grand Canyon West is located on the Hualapai's Tribal lands, therefore, the National Park Passes and Entrance Fees DO NOT apply at Grand Canyon West.
For any other questions or inquiries, please call 1-888-868-9378 or 928-769-2636.

Grand Canyon Sywalk Heads Up

Cameras are not permitted on the Skywalk itself; however, visitors can still be photographed on the Skywalk by someone not on the structure. Additionally, tour packages include a photo opportunity with genuine Hualapai Tribe members, with the option to purchase photos later.

  • How big is the Grand Canyon Skywalk?
  • It's a 4-inch-thick glass floor extending almost 70 feet out over the rim of the canyon.
  • How strong is the Grand Canyon Skywalk?
    The Skywalk is strong enough to bear the weight of seventy 747 passenger jets.
  • How high is the is the Grand Canyon Skywalk over the canyon floor? 4,000 feet
  • How much did it cost to build the Skywalk?
    According to Hualapai officials, the cost of the Skywalk was $30 million. Future developments include restaurants, a museum, movie theater, VIP lounge, and other amenities.

How was the Grand Canyon Skywalk Built?

The Skywalk construction was completed and opened to the public on March 28, 2007, following four years of meticulous engineering efforts. Using a combination of modern techniques and ancient methods, the engineers implemented the rod and plate method, reminiscent of the one used in the construction of the Egyptian pyramids, to extend the Skywalk out over the Grand Canyon's edge. This innovative approach allowed for an unobstructed view from the bridge, providing visitors with a breathtaking experience.

The foundation of the Skywalk was carefully constructed by anchoring support beams deep into the red limestone bedrock of the site, acting as counterweight rods. This strategic placement allows the Skywalk to delicately extend beyond the canyon's edge without requiring direct support from underneath. To ensure structural integrity, highly skilled craftsmen utilized 1.2 million pounds of steel and glass in the construction process. The bridge features specially designed glass units capable of accommodating up to 800 individuals simultaneously.

Moreover, the engineering prowess behind the Skywalk is evident in its robust design. The structure is engineered to withstand significant forces, including an 8.0 magnitude earthquake, wind speeds of up to 100 miles per hour, and the weight equivalent to seventy-one 747 airplanes. This remarkable engineering feat showcases the meticulous planning and attention to detail that went into creating the Skywalk, making it a remarkable modern marvel for visitors to behold.

What is the Historical Significance of Eagle Point?

The historical significance of Eagle Point and the Eagle Rock formation lies in the rich cultural traditions and legends of the Hualapai people. According to the Hualapai myth, a giant eagle played a pivotal role in saving the Hualapai tribe from a great flood that carved the Grand Canyon. This eagle is said to have turned into stone at Eagle Point and symbolizes the protection and guidance provided to the Hualapai people during times of peril.

The eagle rock formation at Eagle Point serves as a tangible connection to this mythological narrative, allowing visitors to witness and appreciate the integral role that the eagle plays in Indigenous cultures. Not only is the Eagle Rock formation a geological wonder, but it also represents the enduring spirit and resilience of the Hualapai people.

Visitors to Eagle Point can view the Eagle Rock formation from various vantage points, including the Skywalk and the Sky View Restaurant, where they can observe the awe-inspiring sight of the eagle preserved in stone. This iconic landmark serves as a reminder of the interconnectedness between nature, mythology, and the cultural heritage of the Hualapai tribe.

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GRAND CANYON SKYWALK TOURS

Maverick Helicopter Tours

Maverick Helicopters offers tours of the Grand Canyon South Rim and West Rim with landing options. Maverick brings VIP service to the canyon with climate-controlled helicopters and unobstructed views perfect for sightseeing. They give you an adventure of a lifetime and not just another tou
Maverick Helicopters offers tours of the Grand Canyon South Rim and West Rim with landing options. Maverick brings VIP service to the canyon with climate-controlled helicopters and unobstructed views perfect for sightseeing. They give you an adventure of a lifetime and not just another tour of the Grand Canyon.

Papillon Helicopters

Tour Grand Canyon with the "World's Largest and Most Experienced Helicopter Sightseeing Company!" Only Papillon is a recipient of the 5-star Diamond award and certified to fly both the South and West Rims of the Canyon. Choose from Air Tours departing Grand Canyon or Las Vegas and ground t
Tour Grand Canyon with the "World's Largest and Most Experienced Helicopter Sightseeing Company!" Only Papillon is a recipient of the 5-star Diamond award and certified to fly both the South and West Rims of the Canyon. Choose from Air Tours departing Grand Canyon or Las Vegas and ground tours departing from Scottsdale/Phoenix.

Grand Canyon West Rim Bus or Private Tour with Hoover Dam

Marvel at the incredible scenery of the Grand Canyon’s West Rim thanks to this 12-hour flexible sightseeing trip from Las Vegas. Take a hop-on, hop-off bus tour along the edge of the canyon, stopping at highlights like Eagle Point, Guano Point and Hualapai Cowboy Ranch. Optional trip upgra
Marvel at the incredible scenery of the Grand Canyon’s West Rim thanks to this 12-hour flexible sightseeing trip from Las Vegas. Take a hop-on, hop-off bus tour along the edge of the canyon, stopping at highlights like Eagle Point, Guano Point and Hualapai Cowboy Ranch. Optional trip upgrades including a helicopter flight or access to the Skywalk viewing platform are also available.

Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour from Las Vegas with VIP Skywalk & Pontoon Boat Ride

Book the ultimate Grand Canyon getaway with this combo tour that begins with a helicopter flight from Las Vegas. Get a birds-eye-view of Hoover Dam and the Grapevine Mesa Joshua Trees en route to the West Rim. Then descend to the canyon floor for a pontoon boat cruise on the Colorado Ri

Book the ultimate Grand Canyon getaway with this combo tour that begins with a helicopter flight from Las Vegas. Get a birds-eye-view of Hoover Dam and the Grapevine Mesa Joshua Trees en route to the West Rim. Then descend to the canyon floor for a pontoon boat cruise on the Colorado River. Finish with VIP access to the Skywalk, a glass-bottom deck that hovers above the sandstone walls. A souvenir photo and coach transfers are included. ** Please note: Effective for travel prior to April 1, 2024, the price displayed does not include a USD30 per person fuel fee. This fee is payable direct to the supplier on the day of your tour **

  • Grand Canyon helicopter combo tour from Las Vegas
  • View Hoover Dam and the sandstone canyon walls on a helicopter ride
  • Land on the floor of the Grand Canyon Take a pontoon boat cruise along the Colorado River
  • Marvel at the breadth of the canyon from the glass-bottom Skywalk at Eagle Point with skip-the-line admission
  • Hotel transport and souvenir Skywalk photo included

Grand Canyon West Rim Bus Tour & Hoover Dam Photo Stop with optional Skywalk

This Grand Canyon day tour has it all! Avoid the crowds at the canyon as this tour picks up from select hotels in a luxury modern bus with restrooms on board, giving you more time to enjoy your destination! Enroute to the West Rim and exclusive to this particular tour, you'll enjoy a hot,
This Grand Canyon day tour has it all! Avoid the crowds at the canyon as this tour picks up from select hotels in a luxury modern bus with restrooms on board, giving you more time to enjoy your destination! Enroute to the West Rim and exclusive to this particular tour, you'll enjoy a hot, sit-down breakfast at a restaurant. This tour also includes a bonus stop at the Hoover Dam Memorial Bridge where you can capture incredible photos of the Dam! Continuing onto the Grand Canyon, your tour guide will tell you all about the Canyon and the Hualapai Indians. Included is admission to the West Rim, VIP bus access at the Canyon (an exclusive benefit for this tour only), Breakfast, BBQ lunch on the canyon rim and two bottles of water. Return to Las Vegas at approximately 5pm.

Grand Canyon West, Lunch, Hoover Dam Photo Stop, Optional Skywalk

Visit the West Rim of the Grand Canyon on this full-day tour from Las Vegas. Travel in an air-conditioned vehicle, passing by Arizona’s Joshua Tree Forest on the way. At the Grand Canyon West Rim, enjoy four hours of free time to explore highlights like Eagle Point and Guano Point. On t

Visit the West Rim of the Grand Canyon on this full-day tour from Las Vegas. Travel in an air-conditioned vehicle, passing by Arizona’s Joshua Tree Forest on the way. At the Grand Canyon West Rim, enjoy four hours of free time to explore highlights like Eagle Point and Guano Point. On the way back, stop by the Hoover Dam bridge for photos.

  • Full-day tour to the Grand Canyon West Rim from Las Vegas
  • Includes lunch, granola bar and bottled water
  • Skywalk and helicopter upgrades available
  • Round-trip transfers from select Las Vegas hotels

Small-Group Grand Canyon West Rim Day Trip from Las Vegas with Optional Skywalk

Marvel at the incredible scenery of the Grand Canyon’s West Rim thanks to this 12-hour flexible sightseeing trip from Las Vegas. Take a hop-on, hop-off bus tour along the edge of the canyon, stopping at highlights like Eagle Point, Guano Point and Hualapai Cowboy Ranch. Optional trip upgra
Marvel at the incredible scenery of the Grand Canyon’s West Rim thanks to this 12-hour flexible sightseeing trip from Las Vegas. Take a hop-on, hop-off bus tour along the edge of the canyon, stopping at highlights like Eagle Point, Guano Point and Hualapai Cowboy Ranch. Optional trip upgrades including a helicopter flight or access to the Skywalk viewing platform are also available.

Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam Small Group Day Tour

Experience the world-famous Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam in style during this luxury small-group day trip from Las Vegas. Travel aboard a vehicle with leather seats, USB ports, and outlets as you make stops at the Hoover Dam, Dolan Springs, and Grand Canyon West Rim (site of the Skywalk). R
Experience the world-famous Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam in style during this luxury small-group day trip from Las Vegas. Travel aboard a vehicle with leather seats, USB ports, and outlets as you make stops at the Hoover Dam, Dolan Springs, and Grand Canyon West Rim (site of the Skywalk). Round-trip hotel transport and lunch are included, and an optional Skywalk ticket upgrade package is available.

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